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This year’s hottest topic is undoubtedly new gTLDs, and Afternic is often asked about our involvement in this initiative. While the addition of the new gTLD’s is still in the early stages, and specific predictions about developments in the domain aftermarket are difficult to come by, Afternic is sure that premium domains will play a [...] Continue reading
According to a 20 month study conducted by SolveMedia.com 10% of all Internet Traffic is generated from Bots. Based on those numbers the company found that $1.5 Billion dollars in online advertising is wasted generated by Bots. “eMarketer predicts online display ad spend will reach $15.3 billion globally in 2012, which means that potentially $1.5 [...] Continue reading
Over the weekend Google did an update which continues their trend of diminishing the value of domain names in an SEO strategy as they "pump up the brand." In light of that, we thought it would be a good time to get out in front of the tired "Death of SEO" meme that is [...] Continue reading
US President, Barack Obama, turned down an appeal by Márcio Mello of SaveMe.com fame, to receive a presidential pardon. Just days before the US elections, Mr. Obama handed out pardons to convicted individuals in various categories. For the “reverse domain hijacker” category, the applicant was denied, as seen in this photo below. [...] Continue reading
Hello from the middle of our busy moving day! I only have a minute to write this post but thought I’d share a photo of our new digs with all of you. This picture was taken from our new balcony which just so happens to be where we’ll be working most days, when we’re in [...] Continue reading
"Like a great 10-year aged Scotch, lest we forget the value of aged advice from the smartest domainers alive!" Here's a ten-year old exchanged between two domain superstars on a once elite forum. It may remind you how you must be constantly re-examining your domain strategy because I see so [...] Continue reading
A new Cover Story is out at DNJournal.com. We take a look at the rapidly expanding domain brokerage business to find out what attributes a domain seller should look for in a broker, what sellers can do to accelerate sales and what skills a person needs if they want to get into the [...] Continue reading