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  • Frank Schilling changes strategy for .Click launch

    1. BY - Nov 20, 2014
    2. Domain Services
    3. 17 Comments

    Dot Click5 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.

  • BuyDomains and the economics of large domain portfolios

    1. BY - Nov 06, 2014
    2. Domain Services
    3. 9 Comments

    Should very large domain name portfolios be valued per domain or on sales and profitability metrics?

    BuyDomainsThe sale of 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…

  • Frank Schilling has sold $12 million in domain names this year

    1. BY - Sep 29, 2014
    2. Domain Sales
    3. 8 Comments

    Schilling says his domain aftermarket sales have hit $12 million for the year.

    Frank Schilling has sold $12 million worth of his own domain names this year, already surpassing his total from 2013.

    Schilling disclosed this number in an update to (DNS) clients. He said his sales platform has been the engine behind his secondary market domain name sales success.

    The update lists a number of other big changes and features coming soon to his domain name platform: Click to continue reading

  • Frank Schilling gets reverse domain name hijacking win on

    1. BY - Sep 12, 2014
    2. Policy & Law
    3. 10 Comments

    “Ah, Puket, let’s file this case and hope they don’t show up.”

    Clothing company IMB Textil S.A., which uses the domain name, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) for trying to steal through UDRP.

    Frank Schilling parked the domain name, an alternative spelling of Phuket in Thailand, and it showed links related to to island.

    IMB Textil filed the UDRP after initiating purchase negotiations with Schilling, likely through

    Schilling did something smart. …Click here to continue reading.

  • New TLDs this week: Schilling launches .hiphop, Donuts charges your .creditcard

    1. BY - Sep 02, 2014
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    Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry joins Donuts with new TLD releases this week.

    Shortened holiday week be damned: new TLD operators are launching a bunch of domain names this week.

    And by this week, I really mean this Wednesday. Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry and Donuts all get in on the action on September 3.


    Uniregistry launches .hiphop, .audio and .juegos (games in Spanish) in general availability this week.

    The company is sticking to its low price strategy. Both registrars I checked are offering .hiphop domains for $19.99; the other two are $12.99-$13.99.

    Interestingly, GoDaddy is not supporting this week’s Uniregistry TLDs despite signing a registrar registry agreement a couple months ago.


    Four Donuts domain names exit EAP this week and revert to regular pricing: .Gratis (free), .Claims, .Credit and .Creditcard.

    “Regular” pricing isn’t cheap, though. You’ll need to increase the limit on your credit card to buy many .CreditCard domains. Each will set you back about $150-$200 per year.

    .Digital, .accountants, .finance and .insure all enter EAP this Wednesday.