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December 17, 2018 14:27

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Domain registration paradox and 100 free domains

When it comes down to promotional expenses, domain registrars often manage hefty budgets, spending thousands of dollars on Facebook and Google. Domain registration costs involve a $0.18 fee that goes to ICANN, and hence lies a certain paradox. By definition: “A statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads […]

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The Domain King® : Latest domain acquisitions

The Domain King®, Rick Schwartz, has been rocking the political domain registrations. Along with domains that fall in the jargon category, Rick’s recent domain registrations reflect his active status, as far as domain investing goes. With the Holiday Season upon us, Rick Schwartz’s registrations of Ricks.Blog and DomainKing.Blog might indicate that he’s planning to break […]

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Let’s be honest, total domains registered is a vanity metric, not a KPI

In the startup world we talk a lot about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators, things that can tell you and other people how well you are doing. At the same time there are “Vanity Metrics” these are metrics that are much easier to make look good, but don’t actually tell anyone how your business is […]

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Domain Registration on Record Pace? Over 750K Added Yesterday Alone

Registrations of domain names seem to be going on at a record pace. Yesterday saw the number of domain registrations across all Top Level Domain (TLD) names have a net add of over 750,000 domains according to registrarstats.com “Net Add” mean its the amount of domains registered less the number of domain names deleted. The […]

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CENTR Reports There Are 311.5 Million Domains In The World

According to a new report out today (PDF) by CENTR, which is the European country code TLD organisation, as of December 31, there are 311.5 million domain names in the world. 158.7 million domain names are Legacy TLD’s including .com, .net and .org; 140.1 million are ccTLD’s (country codes), 1.6 Million are IDN ccTLD’s, and […]

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The Number of .Com Domains Top 124 Million For The First Time

According to Verisign the number of the .Com domain names has crossed the 124 million mark for the first time today.   As of Dec. 31, 2014, the base of registered names in .com equaled 115.6 million names. We are running a poll on the right hand side of our site on how many .com […]

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Owner of MakeAmericaGreatAgain.com Wants “$2 Million At Least”

Back in August we wrote about the domain name MakeAmericaGreatAgain.com which is has become Donald Trump’s famous tag line of the his 2016 Presidential run. At the time we noted that although “The Donald filed a trademark on the term back in November 2012, the trademark was filed for opposition in 2013 and not finally […]

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CentralNic Buys Registrar Instra.com & Stock is Down Almost 20%

CentralNic (LON:CNIC) is buying privately-owned domain name registrar, Instra Group, funded in part from a £10mln placing of stock with investors at 40p a share, for almost £16mln (A$33mln). According to the press release “the purchase will extend CentralNic’s capabilities and “significantly increase” its retail offering.” According to the press release Instra in the year […]

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Namecheap Holding Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale With “$10 Million in Savings”

Namecheap, a leading ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web hosting company, announced their major annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale. The two-day event offers over $10 million in savings and the lowest prices available for the year. Customers can save big not only on domain names and hosting, but SSLs, website builders, email hosting, and more. Rick […]

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Radix: .ONLINE Fastest New gTLD to Sell 100,000 Domains

Radix the registry for .ONLINE announced today that .Online is the fastest gTLD to sell 100,000 domains names since their launch less than 3 months ago. After a very successful launch which broke all new gTLD records with 38,000 domain names registered in the first 24 hours of General Availability, .online surpassed 100,000 domain registrations […]

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