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New gTLDs rebound in Q2

New gTLD registration volumes reversed a long trend of decline in the second quarter, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. The DNIB (pdf), published late last week, shows new gTLD domains up by 1.6 million sequentially to 21.8 million at the end of June, a 7.8% increase. That’s the first time Verisign’s numbers […]

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.com adds 5.5 million names, renewals back over 70%

Verisign reported first-quarter financial results that reflected a healthier .com namespace following the spike caused by Chinese speculation in 2016. The company Friday reported that .com was up to 133.9 million domains at the end of March, an increase of 5.5 million over the year. The strong showing was tempered slightly by a further decline […]

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How being greedy lost a domain sale

Today: If you can’t spell your own domain correctly, was it a bad investment? / Parking strategies / The best places to sell domains / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Is outbound dead? – Are you having the same bad luck results that this domain […]

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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 universe grows almost 1% in 2017 despite new gTLD slump

The total number of registered domain names in all TLDs was up 0.9% in 2017, despite a third-quarter dip, according to the latest data compiled by Verisign. The latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published yesterday, shows that there were 332.4 million domains registered at the end of the year. That’s up by 1.7 million names […]

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I’m Investing In Brandable Tech/Computer Domains

Today: Why is every registrar claiming a different domain status? / Trending keywords: Are things getting back to normal? / Am I in trouble with TM? / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. CommandoJeans.com – Have you ever wanted to own a pair of commando jeans? I’m guessing they are a […]

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To lease or not to lease a domain name

Today: Nanotechnology the Sleeping Giant Of Domain Investing / How long to wait before countering an offer on a domain / Best PPC (Pay Per Click) for Spanish Domain Names / And more! Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. BitcoinStoreOfValue.com – Ok, what in the world are people thinking registering bitcoin domains like this […]

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Verisign and Afilias testing Whois killer

Verisign and Afilias have become the first two gTLD registries to start publicly testing a replacement for Whois. Both companies have this week started piloting implementations of RDAP, the Registration Data Access Protocol, which is expected to usurp the decades-old Whois protocol before long. Both pilots are in their very early stages and designed for […]

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Verisign confirms first price increase under new .net contract

Verisign is to increase the wholesale price of an annual .net domain registration by 10%, the company confirmed yesterday. It’s the first in an expected series of six annual 10% price hikes permitted under its recently renewed registry agreement with ICANN. The annual price of a .net registration, renewal, or transfer will go up from […]

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Verisign announces 10% .net price hike, could hit $14.52 in 2023

Prices keep going up. Verisign (VRSN) announced yesterday that it is increasing the price of .net domain names by 10% on February 1, 2018. The wholesale price of a one-year registration or renewal will jump from $8.20 to $9.02 on that day. The move doesn’t come as a surprise. Verisign increases the prices 10% every […]

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