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Domain Name Wire
There are lots of ways to make money with domain name investing
There are lots of domain investing business models. I’m always amazed at the niches people find within our relatively small industry of buying and selling domain names. Yesterday, Elliot Silver posted an update about the types of domains he&rsq...
Discussion
March 13, 2017, 7:19 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Frank Schilling explains price hike – DNW Podcast #127
Schilling explains why he decided to increase prices on some of Uniregistry’s TLDs. Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry created an uproar last week when news leaked that the company was preparing to drastically increase the cost of some of its ...
Discussion
March 13, 2017, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Getting linguistic with new top level domains
Joseph Peterson digs into the language of new TLDs in this continuing series. Actors unsure how to play a scene will sometimes ask the director, “What’s my motivation?” OK. Let me explain why I’m writing this somewhat technica...
Discussion
March 10, 2017, 2:23 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Here are Uniregistry new TLD prices
This is how much registrars will pay Uniregistry for TLDs after the price change. I’ve written a lot this week about Uniregistry’s upcoming price change. I’ll have Frank Schilling on my podcast Monday to discuss in greater detail. B...
Discussion
March 9, 2017, 9:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Is .Guitars a failed TLD? Take a look under the covers.
In light of Uniregistry’s price hike, I decided to get a better view into one of its low-volume TLDs. Uniregistry is getting ready to jack up the price of many of the top level domain names it operates, especially vertical TLDs with low volumes...
Discussion
March 9, 2017, 5:57 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Here’s to a dozen! Domain Name Wire turns 12 today
Happy Birthday, Domain Name Wire! DNW launched on March 9, 2005, back when there weren’t any daily blogs covering the business of domain names. We’ve been through a lot of up and down cycles in the domain name business over the past dozen...
Discussion
March 9, 2017, 2:26 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Lawsuit filed to recover 6213.com, an allegedly stolen domain name
Allegedly stolen domain name end up at eName. A Hong Kong resident has filed suit (pdf) in Virginia to recover the domain name 6213.com, which he says was stolen from him. Ching Ping Cheung says he registered the domain name in 2003. He alleges it wa...
Discussion
March 8, 2017, 5:49 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
14 end user domain sales including .Info
A .info domain name is at the top of this week’s end user list. The top two end user sales I found in this week’s Sedo sales are interesting. The first shows how mispriced some new top level domain names are. The second is a .info. It&rsq...
Discussion
March 8, 2017, 3:08 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How much it costs to run a domain name registry
Not much, but some TLDs don’t have many registrations, either. Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry registry is drastically increasing prices on some of its top level domain names. Schilling told DomainIncite: If you have a space with only 5,000...
Discussion
March 7, 2017, 9:45 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Yikes! Is this a death spiral for new top level domain names?
Massive price hike for Uniregistry domains will be very bad for business. A big shoe has dropped. DomainIncite reported today that Uniregistry (the registry, not registrar) is getting ready to jack up the prices on many of its domain names. Bigly. .H...
Discussion
March 7, 2017, 7:28 pm
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