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February 17, 2020 07:27

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Radix premium domain revenue jumps in second half of 2019

Premium revenue takes a leg up at Radix. New top level domain name company Radix disclosed details of its premium domain name sales in the second half of 2019. Overall, the company generated $1.67 million in revenue during the period. This was up 22% from the first half of the year, and about the same […]

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Will Chinese IDN domains become widely used?

So far, Chinese IDN top level domains have struggled. Just a few days ago the Internet Society of China announced the formation of a working group to promote the use of Chinese domains. Is it the trigger we need to see Chinese IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) flourish? As the organization is supported by the Ministry […]

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Jimmy Wales goes with .social for new social network

Wikipedia founder uses a two-letter .social domain. Jimmy Wales’ new site uses a .social domain name. Whether you think it’s a good idea or not, the truth is that some people and companies are opting for new top level domains rather than .com. The latest high profile example is Jimmy Wales, creator of Wikipedia. He […]

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New TLDs, five years in

  It was five years ago this month that the first domains under the new top level domain (nTLD) program started rolling out to consumers. The first Latin script general availability domains came out in early February 2014. Remember .guru? .Plumbing? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Here’s how I’d sum up the first […]

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Will .Amazon ever see the light of day? There’s some movement.

Amazon region countries reject $5 million gift card but ICANN pushes forward to help Amazon.com get .Amazon top level domain name. Amazon.com’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) long battle to get rights to run the .Amazon top level domain name might still pay off, but countries that are part of the Amazon region continue to play hardball. On […]

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.Best top level domain sold to entrepreneur who wants to make it a cryptocurrency play

Adding crypto to a new TLD? Why not. PeopleBrowsr has sold the top level domain name .best to The Best SAS, a Paris based company led by Cyril Fremont. According to a release, .best will become “a core component of a core component of a decentralized search optimized social network, where participants will be rewarded […]

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The challenges of new TLDs with Tobias Sattler – DNW Podcast #177

A first-hand account of selling new top level domains. What is it like integrating and selling new top level domain names as a registrar? On today’s podcast we talk with Tobias Sattler, the CIO for United Domains, a registrar with 1.6 million domains under management and around 10% of these in new TLDs. Tobias talks […]

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.App domains are coming: Q&A with Google

You’ll soon be able to register whatever.app. Here’s what you need to know. Google paid $25 million three years ago for rights to run the .App top level domain name and it’s finally ready to offer it to consumers. While the original application said the domain would only be available to verified app developers, Google […]

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Christa Taylor talks domains – DNW Podcast #173

An in-depth discussion on the state of new top level domains. What makes for a good top level domain name? Well, it starts with the ABIC test. Christa Taylor of dotTBA has helped many companies apply for, plan for and/or launch top level domain names. This puts her in a unique position of seeing new […]

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Meet the man who spent $500k on Home.loans – DNW Podcast #171

Hear why Blake Janover paid $500k for home.loans. Blake Janover just paid $500,000 to buy home.loans, a record price paid for a domain under new top level domain names. Is he crazy? Hear his story and listen to Blake explain his rationale for buying the domain name. Also: Crazy .club price, profitable domain company, UDRP […]

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