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Radix 2019 premium domains report

Radix shared its bi-annual premium report for the first half of 2019. This report gives a full overview of the premium domain sales across the Radix New gTLD portfolio from 1st January 2019 until 30th June 2019. Some of the key highlights from the report include: $1.36M in revenue; at par with H2 2018 .online, […]

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Google dumps another app!

Yes, Google keeps dumping more mobile apps. After announcing it will be discontinuing the AdSense Android and iOS apps it now announced that it stopped supporting Google Trips on August 5, 2019. Google Trips has over 5 million installs on Android devices. The Google Trips app helped you organize your essential info in one place […]

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Trending domain name keywords: text, glasses, insurance, wedding

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of July 2019 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. There is no common keyword in the .com and .net lists. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even […]

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NamesCon Global 2020 date change

In case you missed it last week NamesCon announced that NamesCon Global 2020 has a new date than it was previously announced. NamesCon 2020 is now scheduled to start on the day it was supposed to end: Wednesday January 29. The conference now runs until Saturday February 1. There is a venue change as well. The event […]

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Worst domain extension will soon launch

EURid announced that it will soon launch a new extension that is probably the worst extension ever created. They think that they are launching .eu in Greek (.ευ). But what they are really launching is probably the worst extension ever. Yes, probably worse than .horse or .onl. And it is the worst extension ever because […]

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Tucows reported Q2 2019 results

Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. All figures are in U.S. dollars. “The second quarter of 2019 was highlighted by year-over-year growth in revenue and gross margin as our domains and Ting Mobile businesses continued to generate strong cash flows to invest in our long-term […]

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GoDaddy reported Q2 2019 earnings

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 and the appointment of Aman Bhutani, previously President of Brand Expedia Group, as the company’s new CEO, effective September 4th, 2019. Scott Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, has stepped down for health reasons. “It has been a great privilege to lead GoDaddy […]

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Rebranding to Dan.com brings results…

Undeveloped.com re-branded to DAN.com and the company says it was well worth it judging by the first month results. It would be interesting to know if removing the “.com” from the logo on the landing pages had any effect on the results below: DAN listens and makes a change on its domain landing pages. Here are […]

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So I did the right thing and I got screwed…

I sold a domain name using the Escrow.com domain name holding transaction service for about $10k. You can read all the details here: “What to do? A default in a domain name holding transaction“. Long story short the buyer missed 4 payments and defaulted on the transaction. Escrow.com returned the domain to me and the next […]

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CentralNic completes Hexonet acquisition and also acquires iwantmyname.com

CentralNic Group PLC (AIM: CNIC) announced that, further to the announcement released on 1 July 2019, the acquisition of the Hexonet Group is now complete. Hexonet, with operations in Canada and Germany, sells domain name subscriptions directly and via more than a thousand resellers in over 110 countries, managing over 3.8 million domains on its proprietary […]

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