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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Last day for free tickets to WHD.usa 2017
WHD.usa is a good opportunity to connect with hosting and domain companies…and it’s inexpensive. Earlier this month I wrote about WorldHostingDays and its U.S. event for 2017. I just booked my travel for the event. If you’re thinki...
Discussion
June 30, 2017, 3:44 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Google no longer bolding keywords in domain names
Another blow to domain names in search. Domain names and URLs that contain terms people search for on Google have long been thought to have some sort of advantage. For a while, Google seemed to give preference to “exact match domains”. Th...
Discussion
June 30, 2017, 2:46 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Should businesses use a brandable name or a descriptive one?
The debate continues and both sides have good points. For as long as I’ve been in the domain investor community there’s been a debate about what the best type of domain name is for a new company. Is it a category-defining domain name such...
Discussion
June 30, 2017, 1:36 pm
The Domains
The Domains
GoDaddy takes down auction for RapeKids.com
GoDaddy removed the auction for RapeKids.com on their platform today. Lance @tldn had tweeted @WtfDomains with a link to the auction, @DNUpdate retweeted it with a message and Noah Plumb who has the super cool handle of @no took care of the situation...
Discussion
June 30, 2017, 12:33 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Host Europe Group registrars’ expired domains now hitting GoDaddy Auctions
Host Europe Group acquisition means more expired domains on GoDaddy Auctions. Expired domains from four Host Europe Group registrars are now heading to GoDaddy Auctions following GoDaddy’s acquisition of the European hosting conglomerate earlie...
Discussion
June 29, 2017, 7:50 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How real estate agents use domain names in 2017
Agents are embracing unique domains for each high-end home they sell. Two years ago I leafed through an upscale Austin home magazine called Refine to understand how real estate agents use domain names to market premium properties. This weekend I rece...
Discussion
June 29, 2017, 5:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Build registry files patent app for dynamic premium pricing
An idea for new top level domains might have relevance for popular TLDs. With the introduction of new top level domain names a few years ago came an explosion in the number of TLDs offering some of their domain names at premium prices. I recall speak...
Discussion
June 29, 2017, 4:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What does Brexit mean for .EU domain holders in the UK?
It’s not determined yet, but it could be bad. A DNW podcast listener emailed a question to me this week that I hadn’t considered before: Will UK residents still be able to register and own .EU domain names after Brexit is complete? Great ...
Discussion
June 29, 2017, 2:54 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
CBNT.com UDRP decision is bad, but domain owner should take some of the blame
Bank wins domain name that showed ads for banks. A single-member World Intellectual Property Organization panel has ordered the domain name CBNT.com be transferred to California Bank & Trust in a cybersquatting dispute. I disagree with the decisi...
Discussion
June 29, 2017, 2:05 pm
The Domains
The Domains
If sales seems fishy, leave a comment
It’s always beneficial to have a lot of eyes looking at sales reports. Sometimes there is an unbelievable buy you may have missed, or there might be something that seems odd and might not have really sold. There was a comment left a couple days...
Discussion
June 29, 2017, 10:24 am
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