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April 5, 2020 01:00

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Donuts reveals seven new TLD sales up to $125,000, among domains that sold. Last week at NamesCon, new top level domain name company Donuts revealed 7 premium new TLD sales that were previously undisclosed. Here’s what the company sold and, based on my research, who bought them: Live .chat at $125,000 – The buyer is unknown but it appears that the domain […]

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How are new gTLDs doing in China?

Kassey Lee examines the market for new domains in China. More than 1,000 new gTLDs (generic top-level domains) were released five years ago. How are they doing in China? Let’s look at the best-selling ones as they relate to China. A bit of personal preference. I don’t like to call them “new gTLDs” because they […]

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Radix premiums generated $1.35 million in second half of 2018

Renewals account for over half of the company’s premium revenue in H2 2018. Radix premiums generated about $1.35 million in retail revenue during the second half of 2018. New top level domain name company Radix had a strong finish to 2018 when it comes to premium domain name sales. The registry estimates about $1.355 million […]

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ICANN will use $36 million of new TLD auction proceeds to cover shortfall

ICANN will use a combination of auction proceeds and operational savings to replenish reserve fund. ICANN’s board has decided to fill its coffers with $36 million from new TLD auction proceeds. ICANN’s organizational growth and the IANA transition has caused a budget shortfall, and ICANN plans to make it up by cutting costs and raiding […]

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ICANN surveys domain registrants about trademark claims notices

Survey is well-intentioned but is unlikely to provide good data. ICANN is requesting feedback from domain name registrants about trademark claims notices from the Trademark Clearinghouse. Domain name investors that registered new top level domain names are probably familiar with these notices. When you try to register a domain that matches a trademark in the […]

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Did someone register a new TLD domain you let drop? Don’t despair

They likely paid a lot less money than your renewal fee would have been. If you track domain names in your portfolio even after you let domains expire, you probably notice that people register the domains you let go. That can be an emotional feeling, especially if the next registrant is an end user. Would […]

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Three companies using new TLDs – DNW Podcast #190

Why these three people chose new top level domain names. How do people learn about new top level domain names? Why do they decide to register them rather than go with a .com? What are their experiences using the domains? On today’s show, we talk with three people who registered new TLDs: Kristi Kohut, an […]

Read more domain name sells for record $500,300

Sale of eclipses sale. A vacation rental company has paid $500,300 to acquire the domain name from registry Donuts in an all-cash transaction. This is the highest publicly reported sale of a second level domain under a new top level domain name to date. Vacarent, LLC is a vacation rental company that […]

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3 more dot-brand top level domains to be cut

Companies decide against operating dot-brand top level domains. Two more companies have requested to cancel their registry contracts with ICANN after abandoning plans to operate their dot-brand top level domain names. Sony Mobile Communications AB has decided to abandon .xperia. Xperia is a line of mobile phones. The company is still releasing phones under this […]

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Donuts (finally) wins .Charity dispute, clearing path to .charity domain names

Panel denies community objection against Donuts’ .charity top level domain name application. New top level domain name company Donuts is officially back in the running for the right to run the .charity top level domain name, clearing the way to finalize an operator for the string. If you have an excellent memory, you might recall […]

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