Domain Masters

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Dot Shabaka and the Trademark Clearinghouse

The first non-Latin gTLD, .Shabaka, (known to Arabic speakers as the generic term for the Internet - there is no direct translation by the way), has officially begin its Sunrise Period. That will be quite exciting for many Internet...

gTLDs Get a Voice With New Association

Soon hundreds of new domain names will come online – and the Internet professionals who should be educating their colleagues and clients aren’t even aware they are coming, at least 54 percent of them surveyed by Sedo.com...

Millions of new gTLD's Pre-Reserved

New generic top-level domains (gTLDs)are coming to the 'Net (sooner than you might think) and by the count of 1and1, quite a few of them. On its platform for the new gTLD's, the company indicated that it has handled over 3...

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First Four New Domains Arrive - Welcome 游戏

The domain name expansion has arrived. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that four new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) have officially been delegated, introduced to the Internet's Root...

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The Sad, Sad State of the New gTLDs

Sedo.com has found that of those working in the advertising and marketing industry (or their clients), awareness of the upcoming launch of the new generic top-level domains is impressively low. More than half of the respondents to...

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Top FAQs: Preparing for the Launch of New Domain Names

:: By Jan Corstens, partner, Deloitte , operators of the Trademark Clearinghouse :: With the Internet set to embark on the most drastic changes yet later this year, via the launch of hundreds of new Web domains – including brand...

The Changing Face of the Domain Name Aftermarket

: GoDaddy Acquires Afternic : Domain name registar GoDaddy has acquired domain name aftermarket company Afternic in a move that many in the domain name industry expect to be quite disruptive (in a good way). Afternic's DLS (Domain...

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Domain Names - What are these new TLDs?

:: By Kelly Meeneghan, 1&1 :: As a Web professional, you have probably heard or been reading about the upcoming launch of new top level domains (TLDs) that the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is preparing...

GoDaddy Gets Serious with Locu

GoDaddy has acquired Locu, a startup that helps small businesses increase their visibility on the Web, for an estimated $70 million cash and stock. Locu currently works with 30,000 business, primarily in the restaurant, salon/spa and...

Stats to Prepare You for the Domain Flood

Domain name marketplace and monetization platform Sedo released its Q2 2013 domain market study last week, revealing some interesting insights as brands prepare for the flood of domains that will soon enter the digital landscape. ...

SEO Fail? Incorrect Usage of ccTLDs

It's the Web 2.0 trend that just won't go away - the use of country-code top level domains for websites that simply aren't relevant to the geographic area they indicate. A new video from Google's head of search spam...

Dot PW Adopts Uniform Rapid Suspension

Former country code domain extension .pw (Palau), which relaunched last year as a generic domain serving the "professional web," announced its adoption of ICANN's latest rights protection mechanism, the Uniform Rapid...

Watch the gTLD Sunrise at Godaddy

Domain name registrar GoDaddy announced last week that it is now allowing its customers to add new top-level domain names to a watchlist so that they don't miss out on the release of the more than 700 new extensions that will become...

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Seasonal Fluctations in Domain Parking

Does the time of year impact how much domainers can expect to earn from their parked domains? Apparently so, according to recent findings from DomainIndex.com on the seasonality of parking revenues. The summers months, according to...

What’s GoDaddy Got Up Its Digital Sleeve?

The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) has issued two patents to Godaddy for appraising domain names using comparative data and a domain appraisal algorithm. The domain name related patents essentially cover a process...

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