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Will the launch of .DEV impact the value of .IO domain names?

Well it’s official, .DEV is here, and since the new registry is being run by Google, it’s safe to say there’s a nice marketing budget behind it. I personally think .DEV is a pretty solid extension for developers or anything dev-related and being three characters it’s short and very easy to remember. Before I go […]

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Building a billion dollar business on a .IO domain – raises $125M Series D at $2.5B valuation

I think it’s safe to say that has proven that you absolutely can build a billion dollar business, while branding on a .IO domain name. The company has been on an incredible growth trajectory after raising their Series A round back in 2014 at a $26M valuation. (Source – Confluent) The CEO of Confluent […]

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A nice start for .IO in 2018 as sells for $30,000

Well 2018 is already off to a pretty amazing start for .IO as took the cake as the top sale of the day on Monday selling for $30,000 on popular domain marketplace The top sale of the day was which sold for $30,000 at NameBio recorded 187 sales for a total of $131,750 with an […]

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All 26 single letter .IO domains are taken, but are they being used?

Owning a single letter domain in any TLD can be both useful, and pricey. Single letter domains can cost millions of dollars to acquire, and many registries hold onto them until later on, to sell individually or via auctions. The dot .IO Registry operates the ccTLD for the British Indian Ocean Territory, and not without […]

Read more, the API for your bank account is getting a lot of attention on Y Combinator’s Hacker News

There’s a new startup that’s trending like crazy on Y Combinator’s insanely popular Hacker News – which is currently hanging out in the #2 spot with 425 points (which is a lot). It’s no secret that the .IO domain name extension has been a massive hit with startups, particularly anything targeting developers. Quick reminder, […]

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Registry-based .IO backorder service to shut down

Change comes as backend registry services are transitioned. Afilias is taking over backend registry services for Internet Computer Bureau (ICB Registry) and its three ccTLDs .AC, .IO, and .SH. This transition will take place on June 10. As a result of the transition, there will no longer be a registry-run backorder service for .IO. In […]

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Someone’s dropping a ton of 3N .IO domains…and I’m not surprised

I was bidding on some domains tonight on when I noticed that someone is dropping a ton of 3N .IO domain names. Like the title of this post said, I’m not surprised. I too tested the 3L .IO and 3N .IO path and found it to be a scary and desolate place, just you and your […]

Read more has a snazzy new look and some new TLDs to go along with it has been my favorite place to buy expired .IO domains for some time now and recently they did a major UX update and added a number of new ccTLDs like .VC, .MN, .AG and more. While the site started with a focus on .IO, hence the name, they expanded to a few other ccTLDs last […]

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A few lessons learned buying and selling .IO domain names

I have been pretty bullish on .IO domain names for the last couple of years and while they still represent a small minority of my portfolio I’m always surprised at the level of inbound offers they receive. Still, I think it’s safe to say that I’m still learning the waters with .IO and right now […]

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Some startups prefer .IO to .COM

The day has come, and while .COM is still without a doubt the undisputed king and the domain that I would say most startups prefer, this weekend I encountered a startup that told me they’d rather have a .IO than a .COM. As someone that sells a fair share of my domain names to startups, […]

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