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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
One of the worst domain names. Ever.
We lost some vowels along the way. Good luck finding us. I’ve seen a lot of bad domain names in my day. There was the women’s site sk-rt.com (it’s cute for skirt!). Then there was some made up name like schmoop or shloop or somethin...
Discussion
August 26, 2014, 8:20 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo Transactions Total Just $900K
Over the past week, 561 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $900k. 53% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: ridescout.com at 60,000 EUR &midd...
Discussion
August 26, 2014, 8:09 pm
The Domains
The Domains
.Black is Live Today But like The other New gTLD Colors, its on the Wrong Side Of The Dot
Today is the first day general availability for Afilias’ latest gTLD: .BLACK Its the fourth in a string of colored new gTLD domain names all operated by Afilias (.Red, .Blue, Pink) For us the issue for .Black, like the other colors, is Black is...
Discussion
August 26, 2014, 8:04 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How 22 end users are (or aren’t!) using domain names they bought this year
Each week I write at least one post about which end users bought domain names over the past week. What do end users do with these domain names they buy on the aftermarket? I was curious, so I went back to one of the weekly end user reports I publishe...
Discussion
August 26, 2014, 5:49 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Frequent Commentator On TheDomains, Joseph Peterson, Stars In Entrepreneur.com New gTLD Story
In a article just published by Entrepreneur.com asking the question “Should I switch my company’s URL to one of the new domain extensions?“ I was pretty surprised to read that the article was basically based on the thoughts of ...
Discussion
August 26, 2014, 4:03 pm
The Domains
The Domains
As .Furniture Launches On Wednesday, Here Are Some Of Interesting Registered Domains
.Furniture goes into general availability on Wednesday August 27th where domain names can be registered on a first come, first served basis. Some very good domains were already taken in Sunrise by trademark holders and during the Early Access Program...
Discussion
August 26, 2014, 3:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Why your new TLDs won’t work well with domain parking (yet)
Domain parking ads don’t consider the full meaning of a domain name that spans the dot. A couple weeks ago Donuts launched the .cash top level domain name. This got me thinking about domain parking. I’ve owned a few .com domain names with...
Discussion
August 26, 2014, 3:30 pm
The Domains
The Domains
.Website Gets Over 630 Sunrise Domain Registration; 2nd Highest Of Any New gTLD
.Website may well be the next big new gTLD success story. According to Radix the registry the operates the .Website extension there were 634 domain names registered during the Sunrise period which is opened to trademark holders. With the 634 Sunrise ...
Discussion
August 26, 2014, 2:06 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Quickly find the top websites built on new TLDs
Two tools show you which sites built on new TLDs are gaining traction. A key for the long run success of each new top level domain name is usage. Which TLDs are getting traction with actual end users? Two tools based on Alexa data can help you find o...
Discussion
August 26, 2014, 1:41 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Snapnames BuyDomains Auction Ends Today 17 Domains Out of 153 Have Bids
Snapnames.com’s online auction of domain names owned by BuyDomains.com ends today at 3:15Pm EST in accordance with Snapnames normal closing rules As of publication 17 of the 153 domain names have a bid but only 2 of the domain have hit reserve ...
Discussion
August 26, 2014, 1:16 pm
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