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Will Chinese IDN domains become widely used?

So far, Chinese IDN top level domains have struggled. Just a few days ago the Internet Society of China announced the formation of a working group to promote the use of Chinese domains. Is it the trigger we need to see Chinese IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) flourish? As the organization is supported by the Ministry […]

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What to do in Austin during NamesCon

Howdy, y’all. NamesCon in Austin is just two weeks away! This year marks the first year the conference will be in Austin. I lived in Austin for nearly 25 years before moving to the Seattle area last year. So if you’re looking for a place to eat or something to do, I have suggestions for […]

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My thoughts on .Org

ICANN made it possible for this transaction to happen. There’s only so much the internet community can do now. It has been two months since Internet Society (ISOC) announced that it was selling Public Interest Registry (PIR), which runs .org, to private equity company Ethos Capital. There have been many revelations since then, including that […]

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“Sino” vs “China” in domain names

Kassey Lee examines usage of Sino in domains instead of China. Recently a reader asked me a very interesting question. He wanted my opinion on “sino” vs “china” in a domain. As a matter of fact, I never thought about this issue in the past, so I decided to research a little bit to see […]

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Top Domain Name Stories

A look back at 2019, including December’s top stories. The domain name industry finished 2019 with a bang, and it’s off to the races in this new decade. What will be in store? Listen to the 2020 Predictions Podcast for forecasts from 15 different people. Over the holiday break, I published analyses of some of the […]

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4 companies that upgraded their domain names

These four Chinese companies upgraded their domain names for different reasons. As a student of the Chinese domain market, I am excited to see companies upgrade to good domains, but I am even more excited when companies upgrade from good to great domains. Generally speaking, Chinese companies upgrade for the following reasons. Matching brand: An […]

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NameSilo presents December marketplace sales data

Using Visme which is a pretty little free tool for presentations, NameSilo posted data for December sales. They broke down the data in a way we would love to see every marketplace present. Check out all the data here The post NameSilo presents December marketplace sales data appeared first on TheDomains.com.

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The curious case of a 7 letter acronym domain

It’s a mouthful. I enjoy end user research because it is quite entertaining. I get to discover all sorts of reasons why a company chooses a corporate domain. However, sometimes the reason can be hard to understand. A recent case will illustrate my point. This company is a flower seedling supplier in Shandong, China. It […]

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We asked what % of domain sales reports do you believe? 75% was top vote-getter

Back in November we asked what percentage of reported sales do you believe? 75% was the top vote-getter followed by 50%. Props to the 1 person that believes nothing. #PollTroll We also asked if all big sales should be questioned? This was on the heels of the Chocolate.com saga from Namepros. The post We asked […]

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This company’s domain name is a ten digit domain!

A Chinese company uses its phone number as its domain name. This Chinese company uses a ten digit domain name. I enjoy reading venture capital news. I also study some of the startups highlighted in the news to find out what domains these future business leaders are using and also what domains they may need […]

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