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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...

Web.com Adds .MENU, .TIPS and More

Web.com has added more than 50 new domain extensions available for pre-registration and purchase. New gTLDs like .menu (good for restaurants, chefs and foodies), .tips (a match for websites offering tips and best practices) and .careers...

Did Bing Get it Wrong on Domain Names? [COMMENTARY]

Google and Bing don't obviously want to make it easy on search engine optimization (SEO) professionals, but they don't also have to make things hard on themselves. Bing's Duanne Forrester last week wrote on a topic that...

Protecting Your Brand on the Wild Wild Web

By: Alex Gutman, Brandshield If you thought that international trademark protection was a hassle in the real world, just think of how much of a headache it is in the online world. In this post I'll be expounding on what is trademark...

Domain Importance in Bing Ranking

Does a keyword rich and exact match domain name help improve a company's organic rankings? Bing's Duane Forrester wants to set the record straight on the matter. Forrester indicated in a blog post that ranking today is a result...

That's A Lot of Yuan for .CN

Of all the new gTLD's that will be released in the coming years, those with strong geographic implications stand to most greatly influence the market. Just take a look at what's happening now in China. Nicenic, which operates...

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5 Things to do NOW to Protect Trademarks with New Domain Names (gTLDs)

By Jamie Nafziger, Dorsey & Whitney LLP In 2011, the Lamborghini Aventador was clocked at accelerating from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds. Also in 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launched its new...

Is Dot.Me's Loyalty Program Enough?

Domain registries will likely need to implement some rather aggressive programs (and soon) to keep their existing clients enrolled and their userbase growing. The .ME Registry, for example, has recently announced a loyalty program...

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Top 10 Domain Sales of 2013

New data from Sedo is shedding light on the highest-valued public domain sales of 2013 – unveiling jobs.ca as the leader of the pack. This data is particularly intriguing because the release of the new gTLDs is expected to shake...

How Much is a Website Worth?

:: By Steven Endrizzi, BizBroker24 :: For a buyer or seller, determining the value of his or her website and online business is a very difficult task. Most buyers consider the net revenue made by the website annually plus some percentage...

Major Rule Change for Domain Names

Starting January 1st, 2014, a new ICANN rule will require that domain name owners/registrants verify their email address within 15 days of a change to the contact name or email. Domain name registrants will now need to verify that...

GoDaddy Offers Up Pre-Reg for 14 More New Extensions

Domain name registrar GoDaddy is offering up 14 new extensions for pre-registration. Businesses are now able to pre-register .Estate, .Photography, .Ventures, .Guru, .Bike, .Clothing, .Gallery, .Singles, .Camera, .Lighting, .Plumbing...

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