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January 18, 2018 01:55

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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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.Eco loser threatens registrars

Guy who got an early trademark for .eco sends a nastygram to registrars and Afilias. One of the core tenants of the new top level domain name application process was that being the first to announce your interest in a particular domain (or even marketing it, for that matter) didn’t give you rights to the […]

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And the Most Biased New TLD Is …

For several articles now, we’ve been talking about national bias in Country / nTLD pairs. It’s no surprise that .WIEN skews toward Austria, since Wien (a.k.a. Vienna) is the country’s capital. And we’d expect .IMMOBILIEN to be registered at a higher rate in Austria as well as Germany, since it is, after all, a German word. But […]

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Countries with Weird TLD Habits

Every country registers nTLDs according to its own taste – whether that’s .PARIS in France, .TIENDA in Spain, or .CLUB in Canada. Many nations take part in global trends; so their TLD habits might be similar. Yet some countries are very inward looking, showing peculiar affection for TLDs the rest of the planet ignores. Alright, then. […]

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XYZ buys .Storage top level domain name

XYZ gets its tenth top level domain name XYZ, the company that runs the .xyz domain name, has added a tenth top level domain name to its stable. The company announced this morning that it has acquired the .storage top level domain name. Self Storage Co., a subsidiary of self-storage giant Extra Space Storage, Inc., […]

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Local Popularity & Global Influence: Nations and nTLDs

Joseph Peterson continues his look at new top level domain names and their popularity across the world. No beating around the bush. Let’s start with an example. .BERLIN is 1290 times more popular inside Germany than outside. And Germany is 48 times more significant for .BERLIN than for other nTLDs. In the Cayman Islands, .PROPERTY is […]

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MMX annual shareholder letter gives a great overview of new TLD business

Deep insight into the past and present of the new TLD business. Minds + Machines Group Limited, aka MMX, released its final results for 2016 today. I found the shareholder letter particularly interesting. MMX’s current management is not the group that founded the company. A lot has happened with new top level domain names (expectations […]

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Study shows that new TLDs can rank like other TLDs, but not much else

Study provides little more than anecdotal evidence. You’re going to see some headlines today about an SEO study commissioned by The Domain Name Association (DNA). Some of these headlines might suggest that new top level domain names get some sort of search engine boost over .com domains. It’s not quite that simple. Here’s the deal: […]

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