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September 23, 2019 00:45

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.tech gTLD startups “raise $2 billion”

Tech startups using domain names in the .tech gTLD have raised $2 billion in venture capital financing over the last two years, according to Radix. The registry looked at startups listed on Crunchbase as of June and found 650 companies using .tech domains. Of these, 170 of them had raised $2 billion in funding. About […]

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Let me be crystal clear, as a domain investor I focus on .COM, not planning on changing my tune any time soon

For some reason, whenever I write a post about any extension except for .COM some readers get confused and think I’m suddenly suggesting that people should invest in other TLDs. I don’t know how many times I’ve repeated it on my blog but I may as well do it once again so it’s crystal clear. […]

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UN ruling may put .io domains at risk

The future of .io domains may have been cast into doubt, following a ruling from the UN’s highest court. The International Court of Justice this afternoon ruled (pdf) by a 13-1 majority that “the United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible”. […]

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

I think it’s safe to say that Confluent.io 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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Afilias bought .io for $70 million

Did you know Afilias owns .io? I didn’t, but it paid $70 million for the popular alternative TLD 18 months ago. A recently published financial statement in Ireland shows that the company spent $70.17 million cash — a 10x revenue multiple — for 100% of Internet Computer Bureau Ltd in April 2017. ICB runs .io, […]

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The make-up of a premium domain name

Today: How to find newly registered domains / Get a UK domain for only 1 penny / AEOS.com sold for $7,169 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Current market on misspelled domains – Are you investing in misspelled domain name assets? Share your research statistics […]

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Psychology Behind Appraisals

Today: DO you ever second guess a drop? / Where to Start? / Cam.io sold for $7,262 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for a premium fashion related domain – BOOM! Do you have a premium fashion related domain name asset and wanting make […]

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How do .IO domain prices compare to .COM?

Recently I was talking with another startup founder about domains (yes this happens quite a bit) and she asked a really good question – how do .IO prices compare to .COM. I didn’t have a great answer so thought I would do a little bit of research and find some comparable sales. Here’s a few […]

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The .biz extension looks like it’s on a downward spiral

Today: The ideal length of time to hold your domain assets before selling or dropping / Expiring vs Listed / Appraise Updater.net / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. Yeet.io – Popular phrase – Really? It’s a popular phrase or it’s a popular phrase for one person? How popular can this […]

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Domain reads: .Com for uptime, .Bank transitions

Domain industry pros should read these two articles. I read a couple of interesting domain name related stories over the past few days that should be interesting to DNW readers. They give perspectives on domain names from people outside the domain name industry. The first is a story from social media stream company Stream titled […]

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