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auDA Announces Second Level .AU Domains Coming In Q4 2019

There’s plenty of dysfunction at auDA, the .au policy and regulatory body, but one thing they’ve been pushing ahead with is second level .au registrations. At the auDA board meeting on 20 May, 3 years and one month after the Board originally approved second level registrations, the Board agreed to [...] Continue reading


Part 1 – Traffic Test – Baseline Data

Getting your hands around the data is paramount when it comes to working with domain traffic monetisation. I’ve had a number of readers ask me to write further about how ParkLogic conducts a traffic test and whether it really is worth all the hassle. The first thing we ask for is [...] Continue reading


Verisign Q1’19 DNIB: Internet Grows to 351.8 Million Domain Name Registrations

Verisign released their first quarter DNIB report for 2019. Notable findings in the report include: ·         Q1 2019 closed with approximately 351.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), a 0.9 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 and a 5.4 percent increase year-over-year ·         .com and .net TLDs had a [...] Continue reading

No, we can not rename New gTLDs

New gTLDs are called New gTLDs. Period. This is the only way the industry can understand what we are talking about. All other people just calls everything “domains” or a few people call them “new domains”. Nobody knows that gtlds are Generic Top-Level Domains. I am sure there are domainers that don’t know that. It [...] Continue reading


Latest Verisign Quarterly Report Says Worldwide Domain Registrations Increased By 18 Million In Past Year

Verisign has released their latest Domain Name Industry Brief covering 1Q-2019. There is good news for .coms and ccTLDs and a mixed bag for new gTLDs. [...] Continue reading


Should We Rename New gTLD’s?

In 2012, ICANN started the monumental process of releasing the new class of domain extensions. This represented the largest introduction of new extensions in over two decades. As such, over 1,900 applications were submitted to ICANN, with 751 of those applications being contested. Large corporations such as Google and Amazon submitted 101 and 76 applications [...] Continue reading


Critics Say FCC’s New Report Declaring US Broadband Healthier Than Ever is Based on Flawed Data

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its 2019 Broadband Deployment Report on Wednesday stating the digital divide is shrinking substantially, and more Americans than ever have access to high-speed broadband. According to the report, "the number of Americans with access to at least 250 Mbps/25 Mbps broadband grew in 2017 by [...] Continue reading

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