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5 more Uniregistry domain names go into general availability next week. And for one of them, .click, Frank Schilling is taking a different strategy when it comes to holding back domain names.
In previous launches, Schilling’s companies have registered thousands — even tens out thousands — of names ahead of general availability launch. That left frustrated domainers searching through the scraps. This was especially notable because Shilling said last January they they wouldn’t hold many domains back.
With .click, the registry is only holding back single character domains. Also, because .Click has already passed the “controlled interruption” period for name collisions, there won’t be a block list there.
In other words, a free-for-all. No premium pricing, no names held back.
Retail prices will also be $6.88 or less, Schilling says.
It will be interesting to see how this affects early registration numbers.
Program promotes .Club while also generating premium domain sales revenue.
.Club’s new Startup.club program is ingenious, and something that other new top level domains should consider emulating.
Here’s startup.club in a nutshell: get a premium .club domain name but pay it off over 10 years, and .Club will also give you PR and marketing support. Click to continue reading…
Already 40 sponsors lined up for January’s NamesCon event.
It may be hard to believe, but NamesCon 2015 is just two months away.
And, judging by an updated sponsorship list for 2015, it’s going to be a very big conference.
Uniregistry is taking top billing for the event, and there are six Gold sponsors: Afilias, Endurance, GoDaddy, Verisign, Right of the Dot and TLD Registry.
I count 40 sponsors in all, not including media sponsors. That’s a lot, and indicative of anticipated attendance at the event.
Last year’s event pulled in over 500 people with just 3 months notice. I expect this year’s attendance to be much higher.
But rather than making my own uneducated forecasts, tune in to the Domain Name Wire Podcast next week to hear all about the upcoming NamesCon conference from co-producer Jothan Frakes.
Should very large domain name portfolios be valued per domain or on sales and profitability metrics?
The sale of BuyDomains.com this week, including a portfolio of close to a million domains for something less than $80 per domain, has raised eyebrows.
On Tuesday, I wrote a bit about the BuyDomains’ business and how the valuation might make sense when viewed from a different perspective.
This post will go into a bit more depth, and compare BuyDomains to other domain portfolio business models. Click here to continue reading…
DomainPunch’s latest tool is eye-opening.
There are a lot of new top level domain names out there. Most of them grow by a dozen or so registrations every day.
Now that the brand protection and investor rush is over, who is registering these domains?
Here’s a quick and simple tool from DomainPunch to see domain names that were added to the zone files the previous day. It’s pretty interesting.
I used the tool this week to investigate what types of domains people are still registering in .NYC. People registered Arthritis.nyc, Psychotherapy.nyc and Psychology.nyc this week, which seem like great domains to have still been available.
Take a look at the .photography adds and you’ll see a pattern of firstlastname or small photography companies: philiphunton.photography, musclebear.photography, anthonykirk.photography.
Here are some others: Click here to continue reading…