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Domain Name Wire
Verisign: 271 million domain names registered
Universe of registered domain names slowing ticking upward. Verisign has resumed publishing its Domain Name Industry Brief, a report it used to publish quarterly. The company reports (pdf) that there were 271 million domain names registered as of Dec...
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April 9, 2014, 8:51 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Verisign There are 271 Million Domains In The World .Com/.Net Up 5% in 2013
VeriSign, Inc. VRSN just issued the 2013 fourth quarter Domain Name Industry Brief reporting that five million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 271 million ...
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April 9, 2014, 8:20 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Best WHOIS email address. Ever.
One domain owner is making a clear statement with his email address. I was going through Afternic’s weekly sales list to prepare this week’s end user sales list when I came upon a very long email address in a WHOIS record: Do_not_contact_...
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April 9, 2014, 8:18 pm
The Domains
The Domains
$448,551 in Sales at Heritage Domain Auction – LK.com Leads the way
There were 99 lots on the block today at Heritage Auctions.  28 lots sold with the top lot being LK.com at $287,500 (15% Buyer’s Premium). After LK.com, GunParts.com was the second highest sale at $57,500. 3 letter .com domains were certai...
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April 9, 2014, 8:15 pm
The Domains
The Domains
LK.com Hits Reserve at $250K As Heritage’s Domain Auction Gets Set To Start
The domain name LK.com has hit its reserve price of $250,000 and will sell in the Heritage Auction, Domain name auction that will be starting in just a few minutes at 3:30pm EST Raymond will be live blogging the results on our Twitter account @thedom...
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April 9, 2014, 7:23 pm
The Domains
The Domains
According to one start up they needed to move to the .com
There has been a lot of discussion about start ups embracing the new gtlds, it was the choices they needed, that they want to keep their original company name and not have to change just to get the .com. I believe that is true for some, and they will...
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April 9, 2014, 4:57 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Last chance: please take the 2014 Domain Name Wire Survey
Survey closes next week. The Domain Name Wire survey will officially close on April 15. If you haven’t taken 5 minutes to complete it yet, I’d appreciate you doing it today. This year’s survey is different from the past 8 years. The...
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April 9, 2014, 4:50 pm
The Domains
The Domains
BitCoin Mining Maybe Slowing Down and the First BitCoin ATM Comes To Capitol Hill
According to an article on Business Insider, BitCoin mining is slowing down. From the article: Dan Murtha, co-founder of MinerSource.net, a bulk buyer and distributor of mining hardware, KnC’s announcement is a sign Bitcoin mining rig power may...
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April 9, 2014, 4:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How domain registrars and merchants accept Bitcoin without currency risk
Several companies make it easier to accept digital currencies with reduced risk. I’ve always wondered how companies like Overstock.com and NameCheap.com accept bitcoin payments while avoiding the risk of an exchange dying (e.g. Mt. Gox) and cur...
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April 9, 2014, 3:26 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Another 0-for-18 with new TLDs
I tried to register 18 new domains today. I failed once again. Five more of Donuts’ new top level domain names revert to standard pricing today — .florist, .solar, .coffee, .house, and .international. I came up with 18 domains that I thou...
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April 9, 2014, 2:27 pm
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