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November 17, 2019 09:48

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Donuts buys back .fan, ignores plural .fans

Donuts has purchased the unlaunched new gTLD .fan from its struggling owner, just three years after selling it. The company said today that .fan will become its 241st TLD in its portfolio, having inked a deal with Asiamix Digital. Asiamix also runs the plural .fans, which Donuts has not acquired. A Donuts spokesperson said the […]

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CentralNic now managing failing .fan and .fans

CentralNic appears to be acting as a caretaker for the failing new gTLDs .fan and .fans. IANA records show that a company lawyer took over as administrative contact for the pair late last week. Asiamix Digital, the original registry, is still listed as the sponsor for both, and its ICANN registry agreement does not appear […]

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I just bought a new gTLD registry’s domain for $10

Are .fan and .fans the latest new gTLDs to go out of business? It certainly looks that way. ICANN has hit the registry with a breach notice for unpaid dues and stripped it of its registrar accreditation. In addition, its web sites no longer appear functional and I’ve just bought its official IANA-listed domain name […]

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This week: .Amsterdam, .Fans, .FYI and .MBA

New domain names become available Tuesday and Wednesday this week. A handful of new domain names are hitting domain registrars’ shelves this week. On Tuesday, .Amsterdam enters general availability. There is a fairly limited list of domain name registrars on, but 101Domain is offering them for $41.99. On Wednesday, you can start showing you’re […]

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Want More Fans? Don’t Post More Often

Posting on social media won’t get your more social media fans. It’s the quality of the posts, and not necessarily posting more often. A recent Clickable study that looked at major consumer brands shows that more posts never equaled more fans. Clickable studied multiple industries and a lot of major consumer brands, comparing the number […]

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