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EURid Launches .ею Today

The .ею TLD will launch on 1 June at 10:00 CEST! The new TLD will allow internet users whose first language is a Cyrillic language to be better able to read and type internet addresses, and, as EURid note, is a huge milestone for both themselves and multilingualism. Registrants should note that all terms and [...] Continue reading

Robbie Ferguson

I enjoy dropping domain names. Is that crazy?

Today: [BUYING] Looking for .COM domain name with the word APP / A little experiment with Chinese domains and the results / Sold for $25,250; for $5,100 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my eye today: Do You think .uk , .website , .space , .site Domains are [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

Got a letter from iDNS? Don’t be fooled

It’s sad to see this is still happening, but it is. Companies are still preying on new domain name owners who have no idea that renewing a .COM domain name actually costs around $10 at most registrars. Companies like iDNS (Internet Domain Names Services) have been sending these official-looking letters for over a decade now and it [...] Continue reading


Quick Poll: How Many .XYZ Domains Are You Going To Register at $.01

Now that Uniregistry announced that it’s offering .XYZ domain name registrations at just one penny now through June 2nd we thought we would run a quick poll to ask you how many domains you are planning on registering. Our answer range from none to over 10,000 so vote now on the right hand side of [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

AUCTION RECAP of the 29th of May 2016

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  Personally, I love it when the market is closed for three days in a row.  Most of my investments are of the set it and forget it variety, but I do like to actively trade with a small part of my portfolio so I pay attention to [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

.XYZ domain names now cost one penny

Uniregistry drops the price on .xyz domain names to one penny each. Apparently a dollar or two is just too expensive for some new TLDs these days. Uniregistry is currently selling .XYZ domain names for one penny. Yes, that’s $.01. Someone is losing money on that deal in the way of ICANN fees. What’s next? [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Video: A frank discussion about new top level domain names

Watch the new TLD session from last week’s WHD.usa. I thought the new TLD panel at last week’s WHD.usa conference in Phoenix was one of the best I’ve seen on the topic. I give a lot of credit to Paul Mockapetris (inventor of DNS and SMTP) for asking tough questions in a non-defensive way. It [...] Continue reading

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