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Domainers Joining the dot CLUB Today

Website Magazine's February 2014 issue forecasted which of the many new top-level domain names would do well with digital enterprises and Web marketers. One of those was the .CLUB extension - and boy were we right! The domain name...

Web Welcomes CEOs-Only Club

Becoming the CEO of a company comes with a lot of perks, money and power being the two most coveted. Exclusivity may come in a close third. dotCEO (.ceo) is a new gTLD (generic top-level domain) that is exclusively for the chief executive...

New gTLDs 在线 (.online in Chinese) and 中文网 (.website in Chinese) Soar in China

The Land Rush has ended and general availability has begun on two new Chinese generic top-level domains (gTLDs). .在线 (.online in Chinese) and .中文网 (.website in Chinese) became available for public purchase on April 28. TLD Registry...

Avoid Buying Penalized Domains

When you buy a domain name that has been penalized by the search engines in the past, you put your enterprise's search marketing campaign on the line. So how can you know if the domain you are keen on acquiring is out of favor...

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New Domains, Cybersquatters and You – Steps to Protect Your Online Brand

:: By David K. Mitnick, DomainSkate LLC :: The Internet will add as many as 1,000 new domain extensions to the right of the dot in 2014. Those joining .Com and .Net will include new extensions like .Hotel, .Company, .Cloud, .Google...

Domain Name Association Officers Elected by Board

The Domain Name Association has officially elected officers for its Board of Directors. Adrian Kinderis (CEO of ARI Registry Services) will serve as Chair, Richard Merdinger (VP of Domains at GoDaddy) will serve as Vice Chair, and...

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271 Million Domains... and Growing

After a long hiatus, Verisign has released a new Domain Name Industry brief, a quarterly report on the domain name industry. Verisgn reports 271 million top level domain names as of December 31st - a 1.1% increase over the previous...

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BREAKING: Dot CEO Extension Now Available

General availability of the new generic top-level domain .CEO is scheduled for today... actually, right now! PeopleBrowsr, the registry operator of the dotCEO gTLD, announced that .CEO domain addresses are available for purchase at...

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Starting Dot Signs 20+ Registrars for .ARCHI

By the end of the year, the Web will be experiencing the effects of the gTLD rollout and it will leave no industry unchanged. Starting Dot, the registry operator for several appealing new gTLDs including .BIO and .SKI among others...

Dot Berlin on the Move among gTLDs

A few months back, Website Magazine published an article on its picks for the hottest new gTLDs that would be released in 2014. One of the categories that seemed most appealing at the time was that of those indicating some particular...

.Clothing Just Got Real

The Web moves fast, but if Internet professionals can count one thing, it’s that the savviest digital brands are open to moving with it. The new generic top-level domains are the perfect example of business owners embracing change...

The Buzz about Dot Buzz

New generic top-level domain extension .buzz has released a list of its premium domain names that are being sold. As you'll see at buzznames.com (not sure why you wouldn't use the actual TLD), the list of available .BUZZ TLDs...

Sedo 2013 Domain Market Study in Focus

Domain marketplace Sedo has released the results of its 2013 domain name market study. Sedo processed more than 37,000 transactions last year with a mean average price of $1,893 and a median price of $577. The .com remained the most...

Dot Org Refuses to Slow Down

Despite the introduction of hundreds of new domain extensions in the Web ecosystem, one old stand-by is still faring quite well. PIR, the non-profit operator of the .ORG TLD extension, released the results of its bi-annual report which...

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The gTLD Wait is Over (Kind Of)

If you've been on the edge of your digital seat waiting for the impending arrival of the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), you'll be happy to know the wait is over (kind of). 1&1 Internet , a hosting provider and domain...

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