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March 19, 2019 22:45

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MMX stung for $7.7 million by crappy .london contract?

Did MMX take a $7.7 million accounting hit to renegotiate a crappy .london gTLD contract? It looks a bit like that to me. Found in the company’s full-year 2016 financial results yesterday is the disclosure that it had to pay off an undisclosed gTLD partner after originally making “overly ambitious” predictions about its likely popularity. […]

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A third of mayoral candidates using .london domains

Londoners are going to the polls today to select a new mayor so, as a Londoner, I thought I’d check out how many of the candidates are supporting the local domain name. Turns out four of the 12 candidates have registered .london domains for their campaign sites. The four are favorite Sadiq Khan (Labour), Sian […]

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89 of The Top 100 New gTLD Domain Holders Are From China

We have chatted about the growing influence of Chinese domain investors in the domain industry before, however today I checked out ntldstats.com to review the top 100 largest holders of new gTLD domain names and found 89 of the top 100 domain holders are from China. That number gets even more dramatic when you take […]

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Stats Spin? .London Renewal At 75.4% For Sunrise, Landrush & 1st Day Domains

The .London registry along with Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX)) announced today that the renewal rates for .London domain names “exceeded expectations by reaching 75.4%.” However that “renewal rate is for a total of 38,389 names applied for during the Dot London combined Sunrise and Landrush period as well as the first day of General Availability, […]

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New gTLD .Miami Gets Almost 5,000 Registrations After It’s 1st Day Of Availability

The new domain name extension .Miami , which had it’s first day of General Availability yesterday, where it could be registered on a first come, first served basis got almost 5K registration including around 200 in Sunrise. According to ntldstats.com, .Miami had 4,959 domain names in the zone after its full day of GA. The […]

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Dot London Releases Great Video With Real Life Success Stories Using a .London Domain

A great video has been posted by the the Dot London registry that features interviews with real registrants of .London domain names talking about why they generally traded in their .com or .co.uk domain name for a .London domain and how its helped their businesses. Many of the people interviewed chat about how a .London […]

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Dot London auctioning 50 registry-owned premium names

Dot London is to auction off 50 premium .london domains over the next two weeks. The names are all currently registry-owned, and include the likes of dentist.london, flats.london and coffee.london. The full list can be viewed here. The auctions are scheduled to end on July 30 and all have £100 ($155) starting bids. According to […]

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.London, .NYC and new ways to calculate the success of a TLD

A deep dive into how .London and .NYC are being used. The .London and .NYC top level domain names were both launched last year and have risen to the top of new TLD leaderboards. .London currently has about 60,000 registrations and .NYC has topped 75,000 in the zone file. Does that mean .NYC is “beating” […]

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Registrant Of Playboy.London Wants To Keep The Domain For His unborn Child Hoping Its A Boy

Standard.co.uk just published a blog post entitled “Property boss at war with Playboy over Dot London domain name” Michael Ross, director of CNM estates, registered the domain name Playboy.London after the publishing company failed to register the domain name in the Sunrise period that was opened to trademark holders According to Mr. Ross, he received […]

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Report: 8 .NYC Sites Are Already In Alexa Top 1 Million

The launch of domain names ending with .NYC about a month ago have just 47,000 .NYC domains have been claimed and will become internet websites from and for New York City. Sites are following suit. Eight sites are already in Alexa´s top One million count. Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on […]

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