Domain Masters

Nothing says more about a Web brand than the quality of its domain name. Learn how to buy, sell and manage these important digital assets in WM’s Domain Masters channel.

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”...

GoDaddy Pre-Registers Four New gTLDs

GoDaddy has begun accepting pre-registrations for four new top level domains but it's not going to be cheap to get a head start - at least not if you've got your digital eye on the .luxury gTLD. The four new top level domain...

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1&1 Gets Donut, gTLD Variety Pack

Over the next three years, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to release more than 700 new domain extensions and, according to 1&1 CEO Hosting Robert Hoffmann, 1&1 expects to offer a significant...

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...

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