Domain Masters

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Get Out the (Dot) Vote

Registration is now open to the public for two new generic top-level domains: “dot VOTE” or .VOTE, and its Spanish/Italian/Portuguese counterpart “dot VOTO” or .VOTO. The new .VOTE and .VOTO domains are designed...

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The Nitty Gritty of Buying or Selling a Website

:: By David Meade :: Buying or selling a website is a lot about positioning. You need to have all of your due diligence in place before you proceed. You need to strategically game out a professional price and prove the basis for it...

The API Economy in Action; GoDaddy Selects StrongLoop to Power Reseller API Platform

GoDaddy has partnered with StrongLoop, a provider of solutions for APIs developed in Node.js, to power its Reseller API. The API previously available to GoDaddy resellers was based on an outdated protocol. With LoopBack (an open source...

Strong Interest in New TLDs

The Domain Name Association, a non-profit enterprise that represents the interests of the domain name industry, has released results from its Domain Name Preferences study and reveals there is strong interest in the new top-level domain...

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Domain Masters; Trending News To Know

Domain names are an important aspect of the digital ecosystem and the more you know about the state of the industry the better prepared you are to take advantage of the opportunities. Let's take a look at what's trending this...

Google Domains Opens Up in the U.S.

Last summer Google decided to enter the world of domains with the launch of its Google Domains service, which was only accessible by invite. This service, which is still in beta, has now opened up to users in the U.S. Moreover, Google...

How Much Did You Pay for That Domain Name?

Domain name prices vary - in some cases wildly - from registrar to registrar. Fortunately, there's at least one service out there that will show you what these registrars are charging their users which could come in handy if you...

280 Million Domains and Counting

Verisign released its latest Domain Name Industry Brief this week which shows growth in the second quarter of 2014. Over four million domain names were added in 2Q 2014, bringing the total number of registred domain names to 280 million...

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Domains in Focus: New gTLD's are Booming

The introduction of the new generic top-level domains is, if not important to the digital ecosystem, at least interesting to keep tabs on. Let's take a look at a few of the more interesting developments in the domain name space...

Dot Book Goes To....

Arguably one of the most valuable of the new generic top-level domain extensions, .book, is now in the control of none other than Amazon. Amazon was competing against 8 other applications for the domain name, but apparently has paid...

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Track new gTLD Registrations at Domain Punch

An incredible amount of attention is being paid to launch of the new top-level domains but what's being registered? We know from websites like ntldstats which extensions are seeing the most registrations in general (and which registrars...

Domain Name Developments (October 2014)

There's an immense amount of activity in the domain name industry at the moment as new top-level domains are introduced. That can make it hard to keep up (and even harder to ensure you make the right decisions), so Website Magazine...

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More Love for .NYC

Each November consumers are reminded to "Shop Local" thanks to American Express's popular Small Business Saturday campaign . This year, shoppers are given a way to support local businesses - online. The recent launch...

I Love .NYC

New Yorkers are a proud bunch. For good reason, of course, and they’re showing their allegiance to the city that never sleeps by registering for the .nyc domain. More than 10,000 New Yorkers registered for this new gTLD during...

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Get Online Today with GoDaddy & Microsoft

GoDaddy has partnered with Microsoft to offer a way for enterprises to establish an online presence. The "Get Online Today" offering, announced this week, is a set of services powered by the two companies that will provide...

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