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Archive News 2016  September

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What do you have for $100 ?

Over the summer we did a couple of posts that allowed readers to post their best name and what they had for sale for $2,500 or less. With this post tell everyone what you got for $100, I know it’s not a lot and no one should expect anything premium. Just a fun way to [...] Continue reading


Cameras, DVRs Used for Massive Cyberattack on French Hosting Company and Others

"Hackers infect army of cameras, DVRs for massive internet attacks," reports Drew Fitzgerald in the Wall Street Journal: "The assaults raised eyebrows among security experts both for their size and for the machines that made them happen. The attackers used as many as one million Chinese-made security cameras, digital video recorders and other infected devices [...] Continue reading


Dot Club will no longer recapture deleting names as the registry

Dot Club wrote on their blog today that they will no longer scoop up deleting .club names that they deem as valuable. The only exception being registry reserved names. Hopefully down the line they would even allow those domains to drop. The chance of getting something truly premium builds a modicum of excitement around an [...] Continue reading

From Snapchat to Snap : Not a great rebranding idea

The recent rebranding of Snapchat to Snap, and the assorted “upgrade” of the corporate domain to, generated positive commentary in the domain community. Going from to might seem like an upgrade at first. But in my opinion, it’s a brand downgrade. Old school domain investors follow a specific paradigm: dictionary word domains [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

.Global just dumped a lot of interesting data

Renewal rates, premium sales and more shed light on the .global top level domain name. The .Global top level domain name just turned 2, and the company has released some interesting data to mark the occasion. It can be difficult to get good data on new top level domains, especially from companies that are not [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 29, 2016.  If you would like to submit names to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming October DSAD Namejet auction you can list them here or use the white button at the top right of the page. [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

Why Snapchat’s Spectacles Can Succeed Where Google Glass Failed; Signs Endorsement Deal

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