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March 19, 2019 22:45

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Radix premiums generated $1.35 million in second half of 2018

Renewals account for over half of the company’s premium revenue in H2 2018. Radix premiums generated about $1.35 million in retail revenue during the second half of 2018. New top level domain name company Radix had a strong finish to 2018 when it comes to premium domain name sales. The registry estimates about $1.355 million […]

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.Co to rev up premium domain model in September

More .co domains will be sold at a premium through the domain name registrar channel. Neustar, the company that operates the .Co domain name, is drastically expanding its premium domain name program starting September 1. .Co launched premium domain name sales through the registrar channel back in August 2015 on a very limited basis. Three […]

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Donuts Platinum Domains: Interview with Matt Overman

Donuts, Inc. is the biggest operator in the new gTLD namespace, with 238 gTLDs in their domain portfolio. We interviewed Matt Overman, VP and GM of Aftermarket and Premium domains for Donuts, Inc. The main focus of this interview: Donuts Platinum Domains. DomainGang: Matt, what are the Donuts Platinum Domains; give us some more details, […]

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Igloo.com : The Castello Brothers’ former domain gem

DNJournal broke the news about Igloo.com being acquired by BrandIT, for an undisclosed sum. While this exchange involves a fully functioning business that includes officers, employees and inventory, the domain Igloo.com has an interesting side-story. Igloo.com was sold to the domain brokerage by the Castello Brothers a few years ago, for an undisclosed amount. We […]

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Father Domainicus and the surge of premium domain names

Greetings and salutations, my domainer brothers and sisters – this is Father Domainicus, on a fine Sunday before Memorial Day. In recent months, I have been withdrawn to cater to matters of our Domain Church, but rest assured that I am diligently working behind the scenes for the benefit of our great domain investor community. […]

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Embrace the Future.com : Domain upgrade for “The Future Project”

The Future Project, a company based in New York, appears to be the buyer of the ultra-premium domain, Future.com. We reported its sale just a few days ago, noting that the domain seller appears to have been Chinese. The buyer of Future.com upgraded from TheFutureProject.org. The company owns several other domains with the “future” keyword, […]

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.Art’s 3.5 million premium domains…you won’t find them on GoDaddy

Crazy premium name strategy is too much for most consumers…and GoDaddy. I first wrote about .Art’s premium name strategy, which includes 3.5 million premium domain names, a couple weeks ago. As I wrote then, I’m scratching my head about this strategy. Yesterday, .Art launched in general availability. According to nTLDStats, 1,636 .art domains were added […]

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Premium renewals create headaches for domain buyers

Figuring out if a domain has a premium renewal price can be confusing. There’s a bit of a quarrel going on right now between two domain name brokers over the sale of a domain with a premium renewal. One person bought a .TV domain name through the other, only to find out later that it […]

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MMX drops expensive renewals on premium domain names

Domain names will only have a premium for the first year. New top level domain name company MMX has dropped premium renewals on its inventory of wholly-owned top level domain names. Previously, its premium domain names came with a higher-than-usual first-year registration price as well as high annual renewal prices. Now, buyers will only have […]

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Radix releases data on premium domain names

Company reports over $600,000 in premium revenue last quarter. Many new top level domain name companies are following a business practice popularized by .TV: selling domain names that come with an annual premium fee. Radix, which runs domain names such as .online and .store, just released data on its premium sales and renewals in Q3. […]

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