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November 22, 2017 01:34

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Smart geo TLD marketing by .NYC

A great example of how to market a city top level domain name. JustFix.NYC was the Brooklyn winner in the “Best of the Boroughs” contest. Despite a slow start for some domains, I’m still a fan of city new top level domain names. City names only have to create awareness in a small geographic area. […]

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Email analytics firm 250ok scores $2.6 million Series A

Company helps marketers reach their target, and domain name owners are part of the puzzle. 250ok CEO Greg Kraios Email analytics firm 250ok has secured a $2.6 million Series A funding led by Arthur Ventures. The Indianapolis company helps marketers make sure their messages are reaching consumers’ inboxes and improve effectiveness. One way it does […]

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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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10 Notable NameJet Sales from September: GigaFactory.com, Everex.com and more

GigaFactory.com and Everex.com among the more notable sales on NameJet last month. How long does it take to recover from a shill bidding scandal? About one month. NameJet reported 94 sales in September of $2,000 or greater, totaling $744,000. This is a nice rebound from August when sales totaled only $333,000. Here are ten sales […]

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GoDaddy gets patent for “Suggesting domain names based on recognized user patterns”

GoDaddy adds to patent arsenal with another domain search patent. GoDaddy gets another patent. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted patent number 9,787,634 to GoDaddy today for Suggesting domain names based on recognized user patterns. The patent describes ways to make domain name suggestions better. According to the patent: Many current-available solutions to finding […]

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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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Domain inquiries could drop next month. Blame SSL.

Start filling out a form on for sale landers and you’ll see a “not secure” message. Yesterday I wrote about how landing page companies are adding SSL support for domains on their platforms in order to meet Google’s deadline next month. Starting next month, domain names with any sort of user submission form that don’t […]

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Donuts files opening brief in .Web appeal

Company believes covenant not to sue is invalid. New top level domain name company Donuts, through its company Ruby Glen, LLC, filed its opening brief (pdf) last week in an appeal over the .web domain name. Donuts was one of the applicants for the .web domain name. Nu Dot Co won the auction for $135 million […]

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GoDaddy drops Uniregistry again

This time it appears to be permanent. Earlier today I recorded a podcast with Frank Schilling that will air Monday morning. During the recording, Schilling informed me that GoDaddy will stop offering Uniregistry top level domain names. This isn’t the first time GoDaddy has dropped Uniregistry names, but it seems they now have put a […]

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Verizon Center in Washington DC likely to become Capital One Center

The Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals will soon play at the Capital One Center. The Verizon Center in Washington DC is likely to be renamed for Capital One. Photo: Cliff from Arlington, VA (Verizon Center) [CC BY 2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons The Verizon Center in Washington DC, home to the Washington Wizard NBA team and […]

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