News aggregation site for the domain industry launches.
When Domain Name Wire started over a two years ago, there were few resources for domain name news. You could get domain sales data and feature stories at DNJournal and news tidbits at the forums, but there wasn’t much else. Since that time a number of domain news resources have opened, including popular blogs such as Frank Schilling’s Seven Mile. How do you keep track of all of the news without checking a dozen sites everyday? Most of these news sites offer RSS feeds that you can aggregate with services such as MyYahoo. But a new site called DNHour aims to become the “Digg” of domain name news.
If you’ve never used Digg, it’s basically a site where users submit news stories. Popular stories are “Dugg”, which moves them up in rank on the site. Unpopular stories are voted down, which moves them down in rank. DNHour is a copycat of Digg except that all of the news is related to domains.
The home page right now shows links to high profile domain auctions, links to articles about domain valuation, and articles about domain name policy.
The site is a revenue sharing site that shares ad revenue with members.
DNHour is run by Malaysian-based domainer Koay Al. If it catches on, the site could be a great resource to make sure you don’t miss news about good auctions. It will also help domainer zone in on key discussions at domain forums. With so much junk on these forums these days, it’s easy to miss a good discussion.