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The Domains
The Domains
ICYMI: January 2020 – Top stories
The top posts of January 2020 on TheDomains January saw Rat.com launch, Adam Dicker back out of an appearance on You Tube and the NamesCon Live Auction. Our top story traffic wise was on the founder of Xiaomi discussing the importance of domain names...
Discussion
February 4, 2020, 4:39 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
NamesCon 2020 was a hit but could be even better next year
Moving to Austin was a smart move, and next year could be even better. NamesCon Global 2020 is in the books. The conference took place last Wednesday through Saturday in Austin, Texas. The move to Austin after many years in Las Vegas was a significan...
Discussion
February 3, 2020, 9:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
NamesCon Roundup – DNW Podcast #271
10 interviews from people at NamesCon. NamesCon was last week in Austin, Texas. On this week’s show, you’ll hear from 10 people at NamesCon: Aman Bhutani, CEO of GoDaddy Peter Askew, Domain investor/business builder Christina Beavis, Vox ...
Discussion
February 3, 2020, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The beauty of dual personality domains
This domain is both English and Pinyin. When you look at the domain OK.cn, what do you see? Many domain investors may see an English word that means agreement or acceptance. But it is also an acronym for two Pinyin words. On November 28, 2019, billio...
Discussion
February 3, 2020, 2:23 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Report: 28.99% of domains are re-registered by other users
Who Is Hosting This took a deep dive into the world of domain registrations and domain name renewal rates. They enlisted the services of Whois XML API, and put together their report. From the article: The Sample Whois XML API collected data on one mi...
Discussion
February 2, 2020, 3:40 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Breaking: California Attorney General delays .org sale
Office that oversees California non-profits demands extensive documentation. The California Attorney general has likely delayed approval of the .org sale to Ethos Capital by two months, if not more, after demanding extensive documentation from ICANN....
Discussion
January 31, 2020, 2:23 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What I learned from an old Chinese video clip
A branding lesson from China. As a student of the Chinese domain market, I try to take every opportunity to learn. Recently an old video clip of Xiaomi founder Jun LEI surfaced in the domain investor community, so I watched it — with much delig...
Discussion
January 31, 2020, 2:15 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Add.com sells for $800,000 to lead NamesCon Live Auction
Add.com stole the show at NamesCon live auction. The name sold for $800,000. Offices.com sold for $260,000. The two LL.coms did not meet reserve. 74 out of 136 lots sold. There were no new gtld sales but to be fair there were only a few in the auctio...
Discussion
January 31, 2020, 1:44 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Aman Bhutani NamesCon live blog
GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) new CEO, Aman Bhutani, is giving a keynote presentation at NamesCon in Austin, Texas this afternoon. This is a live blog. The presentation is called Sushi, Onions and Domain Investors. Bhutani said that in the past, they ...
Discussion
January 30, 2020, 7:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain name industry consolidation needs to have its limits
Domain name industry consolidation is necessary, but competition is crucial. As I walked around NamesCon yesterday, I saw the signs of consolidation in the domain name industry. There’s Hexonet, now part of CentralNic, which has gobbled up many...
Discussion
January 30, 2020, 5:22 pm
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