Category: Domain Name News

The number 56 has a special place in domains – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin April 13, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Why Chinese companies are registering domains with 56 in them. While conducting end user research recently, I came across a number of four-character domains containing the number 56. What is so special about 56? Well, 56 rhymes with some Pinyin […]
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Wix: here’s what Covid-19 is doing to website creation – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin April 13, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
The pandemic has forced companies to expedite their transition online. Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) is one of the largest website builder platforms. The company sent a letter to shareholders (pdf) today explaining the impact Covid-19 is having on its business. Like […]
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Bored Humans – DNW Podcast #281 – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin April 13, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Eric Borgos is bored again. Eric Borgos has had a lot of hits. He has sold millions of dollars worth of domain names, including a set of sites for $4.5 million back in 2008. But what he did back then […]
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Namecheap posts $45M+ revenue in Q1 – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin April 10, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Revenue up 23% year-over-year.  Privately held domain name registrar Namecheap grossed more than $45 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2020, the company revealed to Domain Name Wire. That’s up from $37 million in the same quarter last […]
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A quick tip for Chinese end user research – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin April 10, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Chinese company’s website doesn’t resolve? Try again with www. Here’s a quick tip for you when researching end users in China. Be sure to prefix a .cn or .com.cn domain with “www”. Otherwise, you may miss out an important Chinese […]
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ICANN policy wonks to meet online rather than Kuala Lumpur – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin April 9, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Malaysia meeting will be moved online due to Covid-19. ICANN has formally canceled its in-person Policy Forum scheduled for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June, due to Covid-19. It will hold the event online instead. The non-profit held its meeting scheduled […]
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What will Göran Marby’s legacy at ICANN be? – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin April 9, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
ICANN has become weaker over the past four years. Leader of least resistance. (Photo from ICANN.org) As he approaches four years as CEO of ICANN, what will Göran Marby’s legacy be? Five years from now, when people question why domain […]
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Ethos Capital clarifies .org promises as decision nears – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin April 9, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Company clarifies commitments as decision date nears. It appears that Ethos Capital, the company trying to acquire .org registry Public Interest Registry, and ICANN are closely negotiating to make a decision on the deal this month. Today, Ethos announced that […]
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Mailchimp has a funny name for its domain parking pages – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin April 8, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
It’s offering free domains, but not if you use the “standard domain squatter holding page”. Mailchimp, the marketing platform best know for email marketing, launched a free new website builder last year. Now, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, it’s […]
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Making sense of Godaddy acquiring Neustar’s registry business – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin April 8, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
What GoDaddy and Neustar get out of the deal. On Monday, GoDaddy announced it is acquiring Neustar’s domain name registry business and renaming it GoDaddy Registry. After long resisting vertical integration, GoDaddy decided it was time to own a registry […]
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