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Country Bias in new top level domains

Hundreds of new domain endings (nTLDs) are registered all over the world. Millions of domains altogether. Some nTLDs are spread almost uniformly across the globe, whereas other suffixes tend – for whatever reason – to concentrate in a handful of countries or even in a single nation. Of course, a big country such as the USA [...] Continue reading

Can (and Should) Failed New gTLDs Be Saved?

After three or so years, it’s blatantly obvious that for a lot of extensions, there just isn’t enough demand. Realistically speaking, registries made a mistake by being too lenient when it comes to choosing terms. Why on earth would someone think there would be adequate demand for a .horse extension? Or for a .blackfriday [...] Continue reading

.AFRICA Announce Launch Schedule With Sunrise Commencing on 4 April

It took a couple of years to wind its way through the courts, and the vanquished DotConnect Africa hasn’t given up yet, but ICANN has delegated the right to operate the .africa new gTLD and the ZA Central Registry has announced the launch dates. The Sunrise period for .africa will commence on 4 April [...] Continue reading


Did Sedo lead the seller of to price it so low ?

So after all the conversation about yesterday, it looks like the buyer has moved to privacy this morning. is no longer showing a record for the name, not sure why. No portfolio information is available for this domain The domain may have been recently registered, or sufficient WHOIS details may not be available [...] Continue reading

Berlin Now Has One Million .DE Domains As .DE Growth Rate Declines

The German capital of Berlin passed the one million .de domain name registrations in 2016, with 1,006,806 domains registered to its inhabitants at the end of the year, ahead of Munich (600,538) and Hamburg (585,772). But on a per capita basis Osnabruck once again is the leader with 1,516 .de domains per 1,000 inhabitants, again [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday March 29th

    Before I got into domain investing my sole side income was trading.  I have always been a pretty good trader but found myself spending too much time at work day trading instead of running my business.  I did my research for my trades in odd ways.  I would go and ask people [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

Did you really expect all the new gTLDs to be a success?

So it’s no secret that new gTLDs have been in the news even more than usual lately. A lot of this was kicked-off earlier this month when Frank decided to increase the renewal prices on a bunch of new new gTLDs which seemed to ripple through the domain industry in a major way. I wrote [...] Continue reading

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