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Online Reviews Provide Insights into gTLD Customers’ Needs

There is a high degree of uncertainty when launching a product, and new gTLDs are no exception. However, registries that have introduced them — or will introduce them in the second round of new gTLDs — can improve their odds. A key move: go to established domain name forums and check out their specialized sections [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Company tries to emulate Chinese TM domain scam, fails miserably

The trademark domain name scam is one of the oldest in the book. A registrar from China emails you, saying that someone is trying to register domain names very similar to your trademark or existing domain names. They’re checking with you as a courtesy to see if you’d like to register the domains first. [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

Frank Schilling: Buying From The Best; Selling To The Rest in Record August Results

Domain Name Wire

.XYZ seeks to dismiss Verisign’s expert testimony

New TLD company claims some expert testimony should not be allowed. .XYZ is asking the court to dismiss expert testimony from four expert witnesses in Verisign’s false advertising lawsuit against the new top level domain company. Some of the court filings are heavily redacted, leaving out the juicy details many in the domain name want [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Giving .Love to new TLDs with Christa Taylor – DNW Podcast #48

New domain name consultant Christa Taylor discusses the current state of new top level domains. Christa Taylor runs new top level domain name consulting firm Dot TBA, which has assisted a number of new TLD applicants with their financial projections. She’s also currently involved with the launch of the .Love top level domain. Christa discusses [...] Continue reading


What Do Big Brands Spend On Domains? Wikileaks Publishes Sony/MarkMonitor Invoices

What are big brands paying to protect and buy domain names? Well, we have uncovered some invoices released by Wikileaks that give us some clues what domain name registrar charged. [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

This week: .Amsterdam, .Fans, .FYI and .MBA

New domain names become available Tuesday and Wednesday this week. A handful of new domain names are hitting domain registrars’ shelves this week. On Tuesday, .Amsterdam enters general availability. There is a fairly limited list of domain name registrars on, but 101Domain is offering them for $41.99. On Wednesday, you can start showing you’re [...] Continue reading

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