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Archive News 2008  June

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Quad Letter Domains

Month in review – June 2008

It has certainly been a rough ride for quad letter domain investors throughout June this year but it has been an interesting month nonetheless. This is the second ‘month in review’ article I have written and it won’t be the last so just in case you missed some important articles here are ‘the best bits’. Feel free [...] Continue reading

Quad Letter Domains

Sales analysis and trends – End of June 2008

Aside from the sale of that was finalised last week there has been little significant quad letter domain activity at the main arenas according to DNJournal’s mid-late June sales report. In fact there have been just eight reported sales over $2k and a mere smattering of global contender transactions. Short domains in general had little impact on the chart [...] Continue reading

Which is worse, the company name or their domain name?

Ok, so I think I found the worst company name ever combined with the worst choice for domain names ever. This one is so bad, it might even make Aaron from good URL bad URL cry. It is so bad that I had to stop and take a picture of it (check [...] Continue reading

Ms. Domainer

ICANN and Boutique TLDs: GOOD NEWS!

For the past few months, I have been busy setting up, a poetry forum, which has seriously impeded on my posting here.But I have been keeping up on my domain reading, mainly via Ron Jackson's site and Elliot's blog (and then branching off from those places). I would go to Sahar Sarid's site more [...] Continue reading


Custom TLDs Stirs Worries of Chaos

ICANN’s recent vote to allow companies to create their own custom TLDs has brand managers, analysts, and lawyers concerned. Many fear the new system will just create confusion and chaos. While the application process is supposed to be rigorous and the cost significant, lawyers say that will not curb cybersquatters. The attraction for cybersquatters may [...] Continue reading


ICANN Relaxes Naming Rules

ICANN voted this week to relax the rules for domain names. The new proposal, which passed in their vote, will allow for the registration of custom generic TLDs. For instance, eBay could be .ebay and New York City could be .nyc. In an effort to keep the cybersquatters at bay, the new names will likely [...] Continue reading

Quad Letter Domains sells for $18,000!

I’ve been waiting for a sale like this for a while now. The sale of a quad letter domain for a 5 figure sum that has nothing to offer other than itself. Take a look at the stats, it has no Page Rank, isn’t DMOZ listed, has an Alexa rank of over eight million, and after [...] Continue reading

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