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December 15, 2018 00:08

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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 / 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? / 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 / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. – 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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Taking over four of the seven authoritative nameservers for the .io TLD

Matthew Bryant @IAmMandatory of 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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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 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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