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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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.Blog leaves Nominet for CentralNic

The .Blog domain name registry, owned by Automatic and WordPress, has decided to leave Nominet for CentralNic regarding registry backend services. .Blog was launched using Nominet but the registry has decided to switch to CentralNic without giving too much details as to why this move is happening. Currently, the change is pending approval from ICANN …

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Escrow.com report: domain sales rise while developed websites hit an all-time high

Escrow.com released its Domain Investment Index for Q1 2019 that provides insight into the domain name market for the quarter as compared to previous quarters. The latest data from Escrow.com reveals a variety of factors influence the value of domain names. In particular, the value of domain names with existing content has hit an all-time …

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.Gay domain names are coming later this year

Top Level Design, the .gay registry, is preparing for the launch of .gay domain names on October 11th, 2019. This past week, they convened an advisory council meeting within community members to better refine the mission and purpose of .gay. Some questions they wanted to address were: Who could benefit from the use of a …

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Thiink.com sold for $50,000. Did I miss something?

I see some domain names sell for high prices everyday. I mean domains that I don’t see much value into. Most of the times if you make a Google search then you will probably find some data that will bring some sense into these sales. Of course I will see a lot of underpriced domains …

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NamesCon Europe 2019 Keynote: Life and Business Lessons from a Pro Surfer

NamesCon announced today their first keynote speaker for NamesCon Europe 2019: professional big wave surfer Andrew Cotton. “Andrew has built a life and career out of embracing the awesome power of the ocean. As one of the world’s most respected pro surfers, he travels the globe hunting some of the biggest and heaviest waves Mother …

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1st time since 1986 the number of .DE domains drops

Every year, the precise geographic distribution of .de domains is mapped in the annual regional domain statistics published by DENIC. The registry managing all domains with the ending .de now presents the results of 2018. As of 31 December 2018, nearly 15 million .de domains were registered in the 401 cities and districts of Germany. …

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1 more day to comment opposing the .BIZ price increase

Please spend 5 minutes TODAY to send an email to ICANN about opposing the .biz domain name price increase and URS! This is the email address to use: comments-biz-renewal-03apr19@icann.org You just send a simple email saying you oppose the fact that ICANN wants to remove price caps for .biz domains and add whatever comments you …

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CentralNic announced 2018 results

CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) announced audited results ahead of consensus forecasts for the year ended 31 December 2018. Financial Summary Revenue up 100% to £42.7m (2017 £21.4m*) Gross Profit up 69% to £19.7m (2017: £11.6m*) Adjusted EBITDA** up 66% to £7.0m (2017: £4.2m) Cash balance up 66% to £18.0m (2017: £10.9m) Net interest bearing debt reduced …

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Here are my three most-read posts from April 2019

April was a big month for my blog with a number of posts really taking off and getting lively conversations going. One thing I’ve always found interesting is that sometimes my most-read posts are the posts that get the most comments, other times, it’s posts that get very few comments.

At the end of the day, I think it all comes down to whether what I’m writing about is just something topically interesting to people or polarizing. What you probably already know by now is that I don’t censor or delete my comments. While the day may come where someone writes something so outlandish that I have to take it down, it hasn’t happened yet. That’s why I end almost every post the same way, “I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!”

If you’re looking to relax and catch up on some Domaining-related reading today, below are my three most-read posts from April to add to your reading list. Enjoy!

  1. Rick Schwartz shows “the power of No” in the email that closed the $8.88M deal for Porno.com (read it now)
  2. There’s an interesting debate going on between Andrew and Theo on Twitter (read it now)
  3. Should you set BIN prices on your domains? (read it now)

Remember, the comment section is still active on all of my posts so if you read a post, go through the comments, and want to add your own two cents, be my guest.

As always, thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there, I’m going to see mine in a couple of hours!

Tucows has a drop in net revenue and income

Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. All figures are in U.S. dollars. Tucows first quarter 2019 results include 13 days of contribution of Ascio Technologies (“Ascio”), which the Company acquired on March 18, 2019. Net revenue for the first quarter of 2018 included the recognition …

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You can now pay GoDaddy domain name auctions with 2 different credit cards!

For years now I have been complaining that there is not enough time to pay by wire transfer for a domain name won at GoDaddy auctions. Last time I wrote about this was last summer: “GoDaddy domain auctions and payments – Let’s set the record straight…” You only get 3 days to pay for a …

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ICANN: Party like it is 1998

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the locations for two of the 2021 ICANN Public Meetings. Cancún, Mexico, will host ICANN70 from 20-25 March 2021. The Community Forum will be held at the Cancun International Convention Center (CICC). The Hague, Netherlands will host ICANN71 which will take place from 14-17 June …

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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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.Club reports 2019 domain sales including Business.Club

The .Club registry reported their 2019 domain name sales so far including Business.Club that was sold for $60,936 at Names.Club. Business.Club is now the leading New gTLD sale of 2019. You can see all New gTLD domain name sales on Sold.Domains. Here are the 30 domain name sales reported by the .Club registry: Domain Name …

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.CLUB launches name blocking brand protection service

.CLUB Domains, LLC has launched the Trademark Sentry Unlimited Name Blocking Service, designed to offer qualified brands and trademark holders protection in the .CLUB namespace. The Unlimited Name Blocking Service (UNBS) protects a trademark from appearing in any portion of a domain with the popular .CLUB extension – literally covering trillions of permutations of a …

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Sedo removes the minimum fee through the end of 2019

Sedo created a fuss today about removing the minimum fee for sold domains. First of all, it is not for all domains AND this “promotion” runs only through the end of 2019! This promotion runs from May 6, 2019 through December 31, 2019. During the promotion period, the standard minimum fee requirements only for Category …

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NamesCon Europe 2019 announces topics of expert panels

NamesCon Europe 2019 announced the topics covered by the expert panels. Some of the topics our expert panels will be covering include: Dark Horses and Long-Shot Opportunities: Where to Invest in Today’s nTLD Market On the Basis of Trust: What to Look For in a Domain Broker Does Silicon Valley Still Need Domains?: How to Approach Tomorrow’s Startups …

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Wake up people! ICANN and the registries want to steal your domain names!

This is not just about .asia that no one cares about. Not even .org. It is about ICANN and the legacy registries starting an attack on all our domain names. It started with Verisign asking a few months back to be able to raise .com prices again after the US department of commerce forbid any …

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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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