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Which top level domains are truly popular, part two
Which domains get used the most? Last week I wrote about DataProvider.com’s analysis of new top level domains and which ones are popular. As I mentioned in that post, there are lots of ways to measure new TLD popularity and none of them are per...
Discussion
September 22, 2022, 4:54 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What’s wrong with this UDRP?
If you think something is fishy about the dates cited in the decision, you’re right. I was reading through a UDRP decision (pdf) for snugg.com today when something caught my eye. The first two paragraphs of the “factual background” ...
Discussion
September 22, 2022, 3:45 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
16 new end user domain name sales
A mastermind facilitator, an NFT business, and Cisco bought domain names. Sedo reported some nice four and five-figure domain name sales for the past week. Here’s a list of end user domain name sales that just completed at Sedo for which I coul...
Discussion
September 21, 2022, 1:18 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign gets patent for registering domains through Amazon Alexa
Patent covers using your voice to register domains, do Whois lookups, etc. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 11,451,511 (pdf) to Verisign for “Audio-based systems, devices, and methods for domain services.” Ye...
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September 20, 2022, 4:27 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Some things you should know about Dan/GoDaddy brokerage commissions
Here’s how commissions work on payment plans and how Dan.com’s commissions are higher than Afternic’s. Yesterday, Dan.com emailed its users to let them know about a new brokerage feature. Now that Dan.com is part of GoDaddy, Dan.com...
Discussion
September 20, 2022, 4:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Com rankings include a Turkish domain registrar
These are the fastest growing and biggest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers May 2022. Every once in a...
Discussion
September 19, 2022, 6:25 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Scaling your domain portfolio – DNW Podcast #405
Domain investors suggest how to scale your domain portfolio. Most domain investors start out small and try to scale their domain portfolio over time. But what’s the best way to approach scaling? How much money do you need to start? Where should...
Discussion
September 19, 2022, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
UDRP filers have a duty to research ownership history
A UDRP panel explained the duty complainants have to research the ownership history of a domain name. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found that French company ITF engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name ver...
Discussion
September 16, 2022, 4:14 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Which top level domains are truly popular?
A new analysis shows that you have to dig deep to remove the noise in new TLD stats. The new top level domain leaderboards are junk. All it takes to get onto leaderboards that measure total domains in the zone is to sell your domains cheaply. Some co...
Discussion
September 16, 2022, 3:43 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Increase.com: We used an intentionally bad name until a good domain became available
The company started developing its service on a “bad” domain until it could acquire a better one. If you want someone to trust you with their financial details, you’d better build on an ultra-premium domain name. That’s the le...
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September 16, 2022, 12:48 pm
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