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Archive News 2019  October

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Full Time Income from Domain Investing

Today: Why buying 1-letter and 1-number domains is a good investment strategy / The most popular domain niches / “End User” Perceptions / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

With over $100M in funding combined, these three startups are innovating like crazy, and building their brands on .CO

Since I live and work in San Francisco, it’s safe to say I see a lot of billboards and ads on the street aimed at startups. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of .CO domains so I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of them that caught my eye. [...] Continue reading


More Privacy for Domain Registrants – Heightened Risk for Internet Users

A recent exchange on CircleID highlighted a critical need for data to inform the debate on the impact of ICANN's post-GDPR WHOIS policy that resulted in the redaction of domain name registrant contact data. A bit of background: in my original post, I made the point that domain name abuse had increased post-GDPR. A reader [...] Continue reading


Monetising Solutions for the Telcos

Developments in the telecommunications industry and the broader digital economy have opened up many new markets over the last few decades. Telecoms has changed from a more or less standalone, horizontally-organized industry to one that has become a key facilitator in a range of vertical markets. The keyword that is used to indicate [...] Continue reading


Halloween Domains

Today is Halloween, and I thought it might be fun to have a look at Halloween domain names. As well as summarizing historical sales in Halloween-themed domain names, I survey what is currently for sale. I even find a few possibly interesting domain names still available at standard registration cost. Along the way, I stumbled [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Do you trust your domain name registrar?

Read the terms, but also consider which company you trust to hold your domains. My story this week about Uniregistry adding a late renewal fee has snowballed. People actually read Uniregistry’s terms for perhaps the first time, and they didn’t like everything they saw. The language suggests that Uniregistry can take your domain away [...] Continue reading

Whats Your Name

The November 2019 promo code will keep you toasty on a cold day

Not sure how things are going in your part of the world, but here in Denver, Colo. we’ve already gotten a foot of snow, seen single-digit temperatures, and had several ski resorts open for the season—and it’s not even winter yet. Needless to say, we’re ready to curl up in a cozy blanket with a [...] Continue reading

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