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    How Will a Chinese Economic Hard Landing Impact Domain Investors?

    I’ve taken a great deal of interest in the Chinese economy of late and I’ve written a number of articles that outline how everything is not so good in the dragon nation. Debt continues to skyrocket, GDP is levelling off and there appears to be stockpiles of commodities that are unused. So how is...
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    Study: Keyword-rich domains get more clicks

    Study shows that domains with keywords matching a search query get more clicks. Verisign has published the results of a study showing that keyword-rich domain names matching a search query are more likely to get clicked in search results. For example, if someone searches for “How do I create a...
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    West.cn to prop up .xyz renewals with $1.5 million subsidy

    Leading Chinese registrar West.cn has said it will subsidize .xyz renewals to the tune of $1.5 million. According to a West.cn press release, CEO He Xiaojiang made the announcement alongside XYZ.com counterpart Daniel Negari at meeting in Beijing on Friday. The registrar’s .xyz customers “are...
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    Chinese domain market sales

    Chinese domain market sales have been following a downwards curve for many months now. Savvy domain investors, such as Tim Schoon, successfully sold their assets early on. Despite the constant hyping, “Chips” prices fell below $1400, more than $1000 below their peak in 2015. Will that peak...
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    Tucows expects $2 million gross margin per year from Melbourne IT acquisition

    Company acquired international accounts for $6.0 million on April 1. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) expects its acquisition of reseller accounts from Melbourne IT to generate $2 million in gross margin per year, the company revealed yesterday. The company paid $6.0 million to acquire Melbourne IT’s...
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    Esrow.Domains

    Dear All, I am new to the IN.FOrum, but have been in the domain industry since the late 1990's mostly representing domainers with their legal issues. Our law firm website is aplegal.com and now we have an online domain name escrow website at Escrow.Domains. I wanted to invite everyone to take...
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    If You Can’t Even Remember Your Own Website Don’t Expect Others To…

    Here is an excerpt of an article from Online Domain, whose owner Konstantinos received an enquiry in which the owner himself is confused with their domain name: I have found out that in countries that allow both first level registrations like .hk and second level registrations like .com.hk for...
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    Buy a House Using 6N .com

    This is an interesting story published on eName. A domain investor named Yao ZHANG bought a nice house using no money but 400 of his 6N .com domain names. It started a year ago when ZHANG spent 2m CNY to buy the mobile phone number 15388888888. This made big news and he was interviewed on the...
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    How A Decline in the Chinese Economy Will Impact Domains

    The biggest concern with a Chinese economic downturn is the impact that it will have on the rest of the world. As companies reduce spending and hunker down during the economic storm domain valuations will be the recipient of a perfect storm of less demand and massively greater supply courtesy of...
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    Mark Zuckerberg pays $700 to Indian cybersquatter for rights to his domain name

    Mark Zuckerberg just paid $700 (around Rs 47,000) to an Indian cyber squatter for rights to maxchanzuckerberg.com. Amal Augustine is a student at KMEA college at Kochi and apparently makes a habit of picking up domain names that he thinks will be relevant in the future. When GoDaddy sent...
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    Verisign: There Are 314 Million Domain Names As of December 31, 2015

    VeriSign, Inc., announced that approximately 15 million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of registered domain names to approximately 314 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs). The increase of approximately 15...
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    Most popular domain extensions for startups in Q1 2016

    After analyzing 3101 newly funded start-ups that raised a combined 11.2+ billion dollars in funding during 2015, I’m back with a Q1 report for the new year which is based on 1085 newly funded startups who raised a whopping 5.1 billion dollars in funding during the first 3 months of 2016...
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    Email for your domain names: Google and Rackspace

    While Google Apps is a great service, Rackspace email might be better for some users. Check out more about this new emailing service in this article
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    Startups and Multinationals Use .TECH Domain Names

    .tech domains from Radix Registry, continues to be the hot choice of all techies and startups! Radix Registry has partnered with over 40 Startup Communities and Tech Universities in order to support several startup founders and students, to ensure they get the best .tech domains for their tech...
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    Flippa : Get ready for some auction rule changes, says Kevin Fink

    Flippa has received a lot of feedback since revamping its domain, website and app auction marketplace. The Australian company maintains a close relationship with its users, and even its loudest critics. Here are some of the changes: Domain auctions : Should default to auto-accept all...
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    An interview with Ali Zandi

    Omar and Will interviewed Ali Zandi, the person who made a fortune, name and fame in the domain industry within a short span of time. Here is an excerpt from the interview: Q) What are some key factors you look for before you purchase a domain name? The most important thing I think about when...
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    How to lose a $175,000 domain name in a UDRP

    Company loses Halifax.com after trying to get Bank of Scotland to buy the domain name. A company in the United Kingdom just lost a domain name it paid $175,000 for in a UDRP. It should be viewed as a lesson on what not to do with a domain name that has both a generic/geo value as well as that...
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    81 newly funded startups and their domain names: Orami.com, Mintos.com, OfficeRock.com

    Funding activity slowed down a bit last week but nonetheless we still saw 81 companies raise $375,888,500 in funding. More than 72% of these companies is using a .Com domain for their website with the ccTLDs coming in second again with 13.5%. The percentage of startups that is using a .ws...
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    Sedo hits $2 Mn in sales

    Looking at this week’s sales gives you hope for end user sales. 58% of these sales were via BIN and you can see that many of the top names were sold at much higher price than you would think. .COMs gwh.com 57,306 USD bankster.com 20,000 USD kanka.com 15,001 USD dolap.com 13,000 EUR rbet.com...
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    $32 million .Org contract up for bids

    Public Interest Registry, the non-profit that runs the .Org top level domain name, just put out arequest for proposal for its backend registry provider. Afilias currently runs the registry operations for .org, and has since .org was transitioned from Verisign to Public Interest Registry in...


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