Domain Masters

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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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A Fly Platform for New gTLD’s

So now that you’ve cleared that pesky ICANN hurdle and been approved for that new generic top-level domain (as if there were millions of you out there), how exactly are you going to control the distribution, the customization...

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Get Naughty With a XXX Domain

ICM Registry , registry operator for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD), has announced that new .XXX domain registrations created from May 1 through May 31, 2013 will be available just $ 8.99 - a big reduction in price. Interested domainers...

FreshDrop Offers Cheaper Drop Catching; Enter the Pheenix

Drop-catching is the process of registering expired domain names after they have been officially canceled by the registry - in some instances, that can happen in fractions of a second after the domain has been deleted. It's a popular...

DiscoveryDNS Offers Greater Control Over DNS Systems

Last October, ARI Registry Services announced plans to expand its line of DNS services, and on Sunday, at ICANN’s 46th public meeting in Beijing, ARI took the next step by unveiling its new DiscoveryDNS brand. DiscoveryDNS is...

Domain Names Keep Growing Despite new TLDs Fears

The domain name industry seems to be doing just fine despite all the hullabaloo about the coming introduction of those new gTLD’s. Verisign has just published its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief which shows that more than...

Domain Names: Dot CO on the Go

Last week, the .co domain namespace surpassed 1.5 million domain names. On the whole, the domain name industry has considered .CO’s progress rather significant and ultimately a success, particularly as its’ pricing is far...

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Initial Evaluation Results for First Set of gTLDs Released

New gTLDs are inching closer to becoming a reality, as ICANN has finished the Initial Evaluation for the first set of new gTLD applications and released the results to the general public. According to ICANN, there are three possible...

Domain Apps to Download Today

Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned pro, you can't go wrong with leveraging mobile apps that are designed specifically to make purchasing, selling and tracking domains more efficient and easier while on the go. Here...

How the Web’s Six Oldest Sites Look Today

The Internet’s first domain name – Symbolics.com – turned 28 last week and the domain world partied like it was 1985, or at least it should have. After all, it was the year Michael Jordan was named NBA Rookie of the...

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