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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
New TLD registries ask for 75% cost reduction
Citing struggling registries, group requests temporary fee rollback and marketing effort. The gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) has asked (pdf) ICANN to cut its fees for a year and to undertake a $3 million marketing effort to promote new top ...
Discussion
March 21, 2017, 12:31 am
The Domains
The Domains
Google Adwords: Exact Match Keywords No Longer Exact Match
WordStream published an article today about some changes to Google Adwords. Google is changing how exact match keywords work. Before they would only serve an ad when a user’s search exactly matched the keyword. WordStream pointed out, “No...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 10:24 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Cool story about how a company bought matching .com for $40,000
This company realized a .io domain wouldn’t cut it. Here’s another cool story about a company realizing the importance of owning the ideal domain name and paying for it. Snappa upgraded from Snappa.io to Snappa.com for $40,000. You can re...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 6:53 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What you need to know from ICA – DNW Podcast #128
Here are some of the issues domainers need to be aware of. What do domainers need to look out for? This week we chat with Internet Commerce Association board member Zak Muscovitch about the issues facing domainers that the association is working on, ...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Tracking the growth of .Brand top level domain names
It’s slow, but marching upward. A lot of things are playing out slowly with new top level domain names, including the adoption of so-called “.brand” domain names. These are domains such as .google and .mlb that are owned by brands. ...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 2:34 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The languages of new top level domains (Part 8)
Joseph Peterson continues his deep dive into the languages of new top level domains. Almost all new domain endings (nTLDs) are meaningful terms – from English suffixes like .WORLD and .ROCKS to the Spanish .UNO or German .JETZT. ...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 1:41 pm
Sully's Blog
Sully's Blog
The first rule of Sock Club…
It’s overused, but I couldn’t resist the title.  Sock Club founders, Noah and Dane, began Sock Club because they wanted to share their love of socks with the world. They started small, curating awesome socks from other labels, and so...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 12:47 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Popular Topic at ICANN 58 “Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace”
Centr.org published their report on ICANN 58 for the most part it was a lot of technical things that our readers might not be highly interested in. The one topic that might be of interest centered around the release of LL domain names that correlate ...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 7:40 am
DomainSherpa
DomainSherpa
eBay Find: From $550 Acquisition to $10,000 Sale – With David Kelly
Usually only worthless domain names are found when searching on eBay. (At least that's my experience.)But David Kelly uses a secret tip to filter and find diamonds in the rough.He shares that tip, as well as how he negotiated and purchased TopOf...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 7:01 am
The Domains
The Domains
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Acquires WWE.XYZ From The Registry With 4 More .XYZ Domains
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) registered WWE.xyz yesterday along with WorldWrestlingEntertainment.xyz. According to DomainTools.com, it’s the first time those two domain name have been registered. In the case of  WWE.xyz since it was...
Discussion
March 18, 2017, 4:22 pm
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