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January 17, 2018 04:56

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XYZ junk drop sinks the industry in Q3

The total number of domains registered in the world suffered a rare period of decline in the third quarter, according to Verisign’s latest numbers. The Q3 Domain Name Industry Brief shows September ended with 330.7 million registered names across all TLDs, a 1.2 million dip on the second quarter. Year-on-year, there was still growth: 3.7 […]

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Battle of the #gTLDs: .XYZ versus .TOP – which one spams?

Domain investing in the new gTLDs is an acquired taste, and the market doesn’t always respond favorably. One of the earliest reactions was to the methodology used by dot .XYZ, adding free domains to matching .com owners’ accounts. That promotion was coordinated with Network Solutions, and Rick Schwartz had a few words to say. At […]

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.TOP is the #1 new gTLD when it comes to registrations…but does that make it the least valuable?

In case you haven’t been following along, .XYZ was the most-registered new gTLD for quite a while there until .TOP came and overtook them, now .LOAN is coming close to taking the #2 spot. Here’s the top five new gTLDs based on registrations according to nTLD stats: (Source – nTLDStats.com) As you can see .TOP, […]

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How selling cheap domains ruins your TLD for all users

Selling cheap domains leads to a bunch of abuse. If you’re going to essentially give away domain names in your top level domain name in order to create an impression of great demand, then you’re killing the extension for legitimate users. Here’s what @SwiftOnSecurity wrote this week: Currently have a worldwide blacklist on any emails […]

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Uniregistry Selling 12 New gTLD Extensions For $.85 Including .Club, .Top, .Online, .Site, .Link

While .XYZ has been make headlines with its tremendous numbers of domain registrations for as low as $.01 at Uniregistry, (as well as other domain registrars for $.02) Uniregistry has deeply discounted the price of 12 other top selling new gTLD’s to $.85. The $.85 price for 12 new gTLD’s is live on Uniregistry, but […]

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.Top Blows Past .Biz To Become The 6th Most Registered Top Level Domain

The new gTLD .TOP has become the 6th most registered domain extension passing .biz. As of today according to RegistrarStats.com, .Top has 2,241,164 domain names registered, passing .biz which drops down to the 7th most registered top-level domain with 2,230,709 domains registered. The 5th most registered domain name extension is .XYZ which has 2,768,291 domain […]

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Domain Registration on Record Pace? Over 750K Added Yesterday Alone

Registrations of domain names seem to be going on at a record pace. Yesterday saw the number of domain registrations across all Top Level Domain (TLD) names have a net add of over 750,000 domains according to registrarstats.com “Net Add” mean its the amount of domains registered less the number of domain names deleted. The […]

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New gTLD Add Over 1 Million Domain Registrations in Just Last 5 Days

According to ntldstats.com, the number of new gTLD’s domain registrations grew by 1.1 million domains, in just the last 5 days. In terms of percentage of increase, the 1.1 million increase in new gTLD domain names, is close to a 9% increase in just 5 days. On February 13th, there were a total of 12,675,000 […]

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.top adds a quarter million names in a day

The new gTLD .top set a new record for one-day growth, adding almost a quarter million domains on Monday. The February 16 .top zone file shows 1,343,665 domains, up 238,616 on the day, according to DI stats. That’s the majority of the 287,950-name growth the whole new gTLD universe experienced that day. It’s the second […]

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CSC Issues “New gTLD Utilization Report” .Global Enters “Alternative Top 10” List

Brand protection and domain registrar, Corporate Service Company (CSC) issued its latest “New gTLD Utilization Report” which is designed to update digital marketers and their peers in legal and IT about how new gTLDs are being adopted. The report also examines how .brand domains are being used and how effectively the new generic TLDs are […]

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