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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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.NYC’s most trafficked websites are actually legit

40 are in Alexa’s Top Million, and they are real websites. Since most sites that use new top level domain names are relatively new, you wouldn’t expect to find many that get a lot more traffic than well-established .com sites. Typically, when I use DomainPunch’s Top 1 Million Alexa tool and search for specific new […]

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A great resource for new top level domain name data

Don’t overlook this new top level domain stats site. This blog and many others in the domain name industry often cite nTLDstats.com for new TLD metrics. It’s a great service, but you should also be aware of NameStat.org. I particularly like NameStat’s top level domain dashboards. Here are some key metrics on these snapshots that […]

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A look at .Art after one week

Here are some interesting observations about the .art top level domain. The .art top level domain name launched in general availability a week ago on Wednesday. I downloaded the zone file today to get a better understanding of how it’s doing and what types of domains are being registered. The backdrop to this is that […]

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Top 5 Domain Name Wire stories in April

From domain hijacking to new TLDs, these were the top stories last month. As I do every month, let’s kick May off with a look at the top stories in the domain name business from the past month. These are ranked in the order of pageviews on Domain Name Wire. 1. Wow: Spectrum (Charter) is […]

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Country Bias in new top level domains

Hundreds of new domain endings (nTLDs) are registered all over the world. Millions of domains altogether. Some nTLDs are spread almost uniformly across the globe, whereas other suffixes tend – for whatever reason – to concentrate in a handful of countries or even in a single nation. Of course, a big country such as the USA […]

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Donuts tries the dirt-cheap domain model

Majority of Donuts’ domain names will cost less than $10 for the first year. Most Donuts domains will be just $10, but only for the first year. New top level domain name company Donuts initially held out on offering low first-year prices for its domain names. Then, it started testing it across some of its […]

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