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September 26, 2018 12:47

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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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The .ART Premium Name Model: Four Months In

[Editor’s note: I have been critical of both the number of .art domain names with premium prices and the number of tiers. In this article, Kurt Pritz, Member of the Strategic Planning Board and Operations team member for .art, provides an update on how the strategy is working. There are currently about 15,000 .art domain […]

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.Co co-founder predicts healthy results for .Health domain name

Jose Rasco is applying his experience with .co to .health. Jose Rasco, who helped drive .Co’s success, is leading .Health There was a lot of euphoria a few years ago when the rights to new top level domains were being auctioned. Companies paid millions of dollars (and in many cases tens of millions) to acquire […]

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.Boston domain names enter general availability today

Standard registration fees are near .com prices. .Boston domain names are available today. The days of many notable top level domain names entering general availability are long gone, but there’s a noteworthy launch today: .Boston. Domain names ending in .boston will be available today starting at 16:00 UTC, which is noon EDT. Standard prices are […]

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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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