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November 22, 2017 01:45

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Donuts’ numbers show promise for new TLD business model

Company reports solid growth and metrics. Keep an eye on it as discounted domains come up for renewal. These donuts keep stacking up. Donuts has summarized data about its progress in 2017 and there are some interesting tidbits: Year-over-year growth in new registration volume (excluding new TLD launches) has increased by 34% One million new […]

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Donuts files opening brief in .Web appeal

Company believes covenant not to sue is invalid. New top level domain name company Donuts, through its company Ruby Glen, LLC, filed its opening brief (pdf) last week in an appeal over the .web domain name. Donuts was one of the applicants for the .web domain name. Nu Dot Co won the auction for $135 million […]

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Yes, people are using new top level domain names

Not a lot, but you can’t ignore that some people are choosing .com alternatives. It’s no secret that usage of new top level domain names has been far below industry expectations. But that doesn’t mean people aren’t using them and using them in greater numbers. I’m at the Podcast Movement conference in Anaheim promoting my […]

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EFF whitepaper compares registry policies, disses new TLDs

Paper points to questionable rights protection mechanisms in new TLDs. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Knowledge have released a whitepaper comparing policies across various domain name registries, and warning domain registrants to be wary of new top level domain names. The whitepaper points to added rights protection mechanisms in new top level domains, such […]

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Great premium domain data from Radix

How are premium domains doing for registries and registrars? Here’s some insight. Radix just released some data on its premium domain sales in new top level domains for the first half of the year, and it paints a decent picture of how premium domains are doing for both registries and registrars. From January to June […]

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Rightside gets its first shareholder lawsuit after acquisition announcement

Unsurprisingly, Rightside has been sued after announcing its planned sale to Donuts. The lawyers are circling. Seattle law firm Breskin Johnson & Townsend PLLC has filed a lawsuit (pdf) on behalf of Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) shareholder Susan Paskowitz challenging the deal Rightside struck to be acquired by Donuts for $213 million. The suit seeks class action […]

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Analyzing Donuts’ deal to acquire Rightside

Rightside had to sell and Donuts is the logical buyer. Last week, Donuts agreed to acquire Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) for $213 million. As luck would have it, I was vacationing in Costa Rica when the deal was announced. I gave some initial thoughts right after the news broke, and now I’ve had more time to […]

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Early .VIP results suggest 70%+ plus renewal rate

More than 60% of first-month registrations already renewed. MMX’s .VIP domain name has been a big success right out of the gate in terms of registration volume. It has China to thank; over 700,000 of its roughly 800,000 registrations are at Chinese domain name registrars. Hitting its first anniversary the big question was how many […]

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Rightside has sold over 400 two letter domain names

Average sales price is over $1,000 and they come with premium renewals. Rightside began offering two-letter domain names under its 40 top level domain names back in September. The company has sold 416 of these domain names to date, the company told Domain Name Wire. The total revenue from these domains is $483,130, or an […]

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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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