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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...

Amazon, Microsoft & Go Daddy News to Know

Too much domain news, too little time? Spring into the new season armed with the domain news you might have missed. Single- and Two-Character .ORG Auction Starts Today: Go Daddy and Public Interest Registry (PIR) have teamed up to...

SMBs Passing on gTLDs

New generic top-level domains (gTLDs) are only going to make the Internet more confusing to navigate. That is according to 52.3 percent of the 600 respondents who were queried via SurveyMonkey as part of the Sedo sponsored gTLD Awareness...

Domain Parking for Charity with Rikimu

Those actively buying and selling domain names (for profit, of course) have a new option for parking those assets - Rikimu . Domain parking has really fallen out of vogue as Google openly admitted to penalizing parked sites almost...

Domain Name Appraisal with DomainMongrel

What's that domain name worth in the reseller market? A new tool, DomainMongrel , aims to help you find out. The domain name estimation tool provides a "rough indication" of a domains worth by analyzing the Alexa monthly...

Domain Stats to Know

Verisign released their quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief for the 3rd quarter of 2012 this week. Q3 ended with just over 246 million registered domain names (across all TLDs). In total, 5.7 million domains were added, a 2.4 percent...

Do You (Really) Need WHOIS Protection?

Irish web hosting and domain registration service LetsHost is now offering WHOIS privacy services for all new and existing domain registrants wanting to shield their private information from public view. While many question the usefulness...

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