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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
2 notable feature improvements in the new Dan.com
Beyond new colors and styles, here are two improvements that Dan.com released last week. Dan.com launched a refreshed experience last week. Most of the changes are cosmetic with refreshed landing pages, new colors and fonts, and mobile improvements. ...
Discussion
July 20, 2021, 1:22 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain names for startups
Here’s a quick guide to selecting a domain name for your new venture. In 2007 I presented to a group at Bootstrap Austin about choosing a domain for their businesses. A lot has changed since then. (I recommended people use Moniker back then!) H...
Discussion
July 19, 2021, 6:14 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.US and domain sales review – DNW Podcast #347
Ron Jackson reviews the market for .us domains and we discuss the top 10 domain sales so far this year. This week I catch up with Ron Jackson of DNJournal. Ron launched a new site dedicated to spreading the word about .us domain names. We talk about ...
Discussion
July 19, 2021, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Some English-based domains used by Chinese companies in recent news
Chinese companies often use English domain names. Many investors have the misconception that Chinese companies use only Pinyin domains. On the contrary, I come across English-based domains regularly when reading Chinese news. Here are 10 Chinese star...
Discussion
July 19, 2021, 12:44 pm
The Domains
The Domains
StealsAndDeals.com Sells after 23 Years in Business
Tony Cassella shared this story with me about him selling a website and domain name that he owned for almost a quarter century. StealsAndDeals.com. The buyer Knocking Inc out of Connecticut. Tony is now putting most of his efforts into his premium on...
Discussion
July 18, 2021, 2:43 am
The Domains
The Domains
Highest .bet sale of all time Offers.bet pays off for registrant
On the same day that .xyz records it’s highest reported sale for 2021, .bet has it’s highest reported domain name sale of all time. Offers.bet sold for $23,675. To be fair it’s a small sample size on .bet, only 64 reported .bet sale...
Discussion
July 16, 2021, 6:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Sue the right person
This person sued the wrong entity to recover his domain name. It’s a shame. In August 2019, I wrote about an unfortunate expired domain name case involving Scott Rigsby. Rigsby suffered a horrific car accident as a young man. He was dragged hun...
Discussion
July 16, 2021, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The largest companies in China still prefer short, English-based .com domains
Kassey Lee examines corporate domain choices in China. That’s the main takeaway from my study of the past two years of data based on the largest companies in China. Fortune publishes the Fortune China 500 list (in Chinese) every year. Recently,...
Discussion
July 16, 2021, 3:11 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.DE and .CA report latest domain name data
Germany’s ccTLD hits 17 million domains under management and Canada’s ccTLD reports strong growth. Both DENIC (the organization that operates Germany’s .de domain) and CIRA (the organization that operates Canada’s .ca domain) ...
Discussion
July 16, 2021, 1:01 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN nixes in-person Seattle meeting, will be virtual event
Board decides to wait until next year for in-person meetings. ICANN’s Board of Directors has decided against having in-person attendance for its Annual General Meeting scheduled for Seattle this October. It will be a virtual event instead. This...
Discussion
July 16, 2021, 1:24 am
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