Domain Masters

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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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SURVEY: Will .COM Domain Name Values Plummet?

If you've been holding on to some domain names as an investment, well, good luck with that. Many professional "domainers" are worried (and likely, rightly so) that the value of their domain name assets will plummet as...

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Dot LONDON Calling

One of the first city-focused domain names has received final approval from ICANN. The .LONDON extension, which will be available early next year (spring 2014), received the final go-ahead from the global Internet body this week. London...

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Four Million gTLD's Pre-Reserved (and Counting)

The domain name space is really heating up. In fact, many of the new gTLDs are already available for pre-registration in advance of their January 2014 launch. 1&1's domain portal, for example, is currently enabling users to...

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Domainapalooza!

I cannot take credit for the awesome headline that likely enticed you to click on this post, but the people over at Yahoo can. This is because the tech company took to its Tumblr platform to announce that it will auction numerous “premium”...

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