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November 22, 2017 01:35

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Radix shares renewal rates for .Online, .Tech and .Site (no data for its other 6 extensions)

Radix registry shared the renewal rate for three of its most popular TLDs, .ONLINE, .TECH and .SITE. Launched in July and August 2015, these 3 TLDs are up for subsequent (2nd cycle) renewal and are seeing an overall renewal rate of 77%. This renewal rate is for the first month General Availability. Drilling down to […]

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Radix claims 77% renewal rates after two years

New gTLD registry Radix says that three of its larger TLDs have seen a 77% renewal rate two years after launch. The company said today that .online had 75% renewals, with .tech at 78% and .site at 81%. It appears to have carved out these three from its portfolio for attention, ignoring the rest of […]

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Amazon and Google to fight over .kids at auction

Amazon, Google and a third applicant are scheduled to fight for control of the new gTLDs .kid or .kids at auction. It’s the first ICANN gTLD auction to be scheduled since a Verisign puppet paid $135 million for .web in July 2016. According to ICANN documentation, .kid and .kids will go to auction January 25, […]

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Josh Metnick sells BTC.exchange for $12,500

Josh Metnick has been on a roll when it comes to new gtld sales. A few weeks back Josh emailed me on the sales of Coin.exchange and Coins.exchange both at $5,000 to separate buyers. He also sold Crypto.media for $1,800 (payment in Bitcoin). Well now Josh has sold the following: BTC.Exchange for $12,500 Chicago.bio for […]

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Startup on Radix domain has more downloads on Play Store than Lyft and Hulu combined

Sponsored by Radix   Radix, one of the largest domain portfolio registries, announced that AI startup, Kika Tech (www.kika.tech), has more than 100 million Android app downloads worldwide. Kika is one of the many startups on Radix domains that have acclaimed global recognition. This is just one of the many startups, in various stages of […]

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59,000% revenue growth at Donuts leads to Deloitte award

Deloitte has placed new gTLD registry Donuts at the top of its 2017 Technology Fast 500, a league table of the fastest-growing North American technology firms. Donuts won by growing its revenue by 59,093% over three years. Given that Donuts didn’t have its first revenue-generating gTLD delegated until the final quarter of 2013, the three-year […]

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“We own your name” government tells Amazon in explosive slapdown

Amazon suffered a blistering attack from South American governments over its controversial .amazon gTLD applications this weekend. A Peruvian official today excoriated Amazon’s latest peace offering, telling the tech giant in no uncertain terms that the word “Amazon” is not its property and demanding an apology for the company’s alleged behavior during recent legal proceedings. […]

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Almost 60% of new gTLDs are parked – is that a good thing or a bad thing?

I find myself somewhat frequently checking nTLDStats.com to follow what’s going on in the world of new gTLDs. One of the recent trends I’ve been keeping an eye on is .TOP overtaking .XYZ as the “most registered” new gTLD and .LOAN is getting closer and closer to overtaking .XYZ to move into the #2 spot. […]

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.London launches marketing campaign on London Underground, billboards, digital & TV advertising

.London is launching a new marketing campaign. This new localised campaign aims to encourage London’s small businesses to show pride in their association with the capital, to help increase brand awareness, encourage new registrations and showcase current customers to help highlight the benefits of the city-based domain name. The London-focused campaign is made up of […]

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new gTLDs made up 16 percent of the 2016 cases at WIPO

Ip-Watch.org published an article on the WIPO annual report. In that article William New broke down some statistics related to domain disputes. 2016 showed an increase of 10% in domain cases. From the article: In 2016, the total number of WIPO cybersquatting cases rose 10 percent, with a record 3,036 cases brought by trademark owners, […]

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