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Global domain name growth slows down

Global domain name growth has slowed down during the first quarter of 2019. That is not a concern to me as growth is bound to slow down sometime, especially for New gTLDs. We have enough domains as it is. CENTR published its CENTRstats Global TLD Report covering status and trends in top-level domains with a …

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Please spend 5 minutes to send an email to ICANN about the .asia price increase!

Please spend 5 minutes TODAY to send an email to ICANN about opposing the .asia domain name price increase by instituting a price cap! This is the email address to use: comments-asia-renewal-27mar19@icann.org You just send a simple email saying you oppose the fact there are no price caps for .asia and add whatever comments you …

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Verisign .com monopoly reports an operating margin of 65.4%

The Verisign .com monopoly reported a huge operating margin that was 65.4 percent for the first quarter of 2019. Instead of being grateful for this gift that it is being given they are asking for .com price increases. It is time that the .com contract is put up for grabs for a more competitive price. The …

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Namecheap opposes domain name price increases

Namecheap is the first registrar that I see opposing the removal of price caps on several legacy top level domains such as .org, .info and .biz. (Also don’t forget .asia.) If you see any other registrars opposing these huge price increases please let me know. Namecheap has emailed 200,000 of their .org, .biz and .info …

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Trending domain name keywords: blockchain ,stadia, chain, assistance

Is blockchain back? Some people that have started registering loads of blockchain domains seem to believe it. I know that it was never gone but the big hype has subsided. The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of March 2019 were published by Verisign, the .com and …

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Domains grow 3.7% to 348 million across all TLDs in 2018

CENTR published its CENTRstats Global TLD Report quarterly publication covering status and trends in global top-level domains with a focus on European ccTLDs (country code top-level domains). Global Market The global TLD market is estimated at 348 million domains across all recorded TLDs. Although the overall domain count has continued to grow in all regions …

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Neustar completes transition of India’s .IN ccTLD to Neustar’s registry

Neustar Data Infotech (India) Private Limited, a subsidiary of Neustar®, Inc. (“Neustar”), today completed the transition of India’s .IN country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) to Neustar’s Registry platform. A total of two million .IN domain names were successfully migrated to Neustar’s Registry infrastructure in India. Neustar was selected to be India’s new Registry services provider …

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Trending domain name keywords: keto, property, trial, legal, litigation, custody

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of January 2019 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the …

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.Com and .Net domains increase to 153 million in 2018 (up 4.5% from 2017)

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018. “2018 was a strong year for Verisign. The domain name base and revenues grew; we divested non-core assets; and we repurchased 4.4 million of our shares. Significantly, in October, we executed an amendment to the Cooperative Agreement with the …

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Trending domain name keywords: hemp, divorce, pawn, taxi, caviar

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of December 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the …

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Trending domain name keywords: token, college, custody, litigation, paradise

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of November 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the …

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EU/EEA citizens will be able to register .eu domains even if they live outside of the EU

The European Parliament, the Council, and the European Commission reached an agreement on 5 December on the new rules guiding the .eu top-level domain (TLD). Negotiators agreed on the reform of the .eu TLD to adapt its current rules to the fast-changing domain name market in order to strengthen its link with the growing Digital …

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Internet grows to 342.4 million domain name registrations

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced that the third quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 342.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 2.6 million domain name registrations, or 0.8 percent, compared to the second quarter of 2018.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown by approximately 11.7 million, or 3.5 percent, year …

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Trending domain name keywords: corporation, studio, istanbul, beach, marijuana

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of October 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the …

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.Com and .net domains increase by 1.99 million in Q3 – Renewal rate was 75% in Q2

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the third quarter of 2018. Verisign ended the third quarter with 151.7 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 4.0 percent increase from the end of the third quarter of 2017, and a net increase of 1.99 million during the third …

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Trending domain name keywords: asset, marijuana, organic, removal, florence

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of September 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the …

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STOP THE PRICE INCREASE OF .COM DOMAIN NAMES!

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) has created a petition on Change.org to stop Verisign, the .com registry, from raising .COM pricing. Sometime before November 30, 2018, the price of .COM domains may go up when the NTIA’s Cooperative Agreement with Verisign expires! Demand that ICANN and the NTIA take action NOW to stop a potential …

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The new auDA constitution was approved

The new Constitution of auDA, Australia’s .au domain name administrator and regulator, was approved by members at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Members voted to approve the new constitution which will see a new governance model introduced. Here is how the auDA announcement continued: In April this year the Department of Communications and the Arts released …

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