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January 17, 2018 03:05

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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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Taking over four of the seven authoritative nameservers for the .io TLD

Matthew Bryant @IAmMandatory of TheHackerBlog.com wrote a very detailed post on how he was able to register domains in .io that would essentially allow him to take over authoritative nameservers for the .io cctld. It’s a very interesting post and shows many registries need to beef up their security protocols. From the article: Impact Given […]

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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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The accidentally successful top level domain names

Is there a lesson for new TLDs in the success of .io and .ly? Over the weekend I was listening to last week’s DNW Podcast again and thinking about Mike Carson’s thoughts on ccTLDs that have taken off compared to new TLDs. One thing struck me as I thought about this: some of the most […]

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General.io launches a different kind of online strategy game

It’s no secret that startups have been all over .IO domains and today I spotted a new one that is currently trending on the wildly popular Y Combinator’s Hacker News. It’s called Generals.io and like many .IO startups, it’s more developer-focused and this one has a twist I haven’t seen much before but we’ll likely […]

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Another .IO Startup Exits as Apiary.io sells to Oracle

When it comes to domain names, .IO has been a favorite among startups. From companies like Keen.io that have raised over $11M to others like Aha.io, Plan.io, and many more that have turned to .IO when they weren’t able to get their exact match .COM. Today software giant Oracle announced that it would be acquiring Apiary.io: On January […]

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Fashion Metric : Company moves to .IO domain citing industry trends

Mega start-up, Fashion Metric, is ruffling domainers’ feathers today, with the announcement of moving from its .COM to an .IO domain. Fashion Metric co-founder and popular blogger, Morgan Linton, justified this move by submitting to peer pressure from industry pioneers. “Moving from a secure .COM to an .IO is like moving out of your parents’ […]

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Why some people move from a .COM to a .IO

I noticed a blog post today that caught my eye written by a guy named Bojan Vidanovic who recently moved from a .COM to a .IO domain. Now before you erect a giant soapbox and begin a long speech about how this makes no sense…listen to the logic here. This is one of those cases […]

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Domains for Startups: One-word .CO, .ME, .IO vs. Two-word .COM

Recently I’ve been talking with a startup that I met in San Francisco last week at an event one of our VC firms put on for their portfolio companies. The startup is going through a rebranding and they are trying to pick the right domain name for their business. They currently have a brandable one-word […]

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