DomainIncite Pro offers in-depth research on the domain name industry.
The service provides in-depth domain industry analysis and research. For example, current reports on the site include analysis of how .co was relaunched, Five thousand strings that could get your gTLD application rejected, and a domain name sales database.
I think this is a smart move from DomainIncite’s founder, Kevin Murphy. A lot of other online niche industry publications have subscription services. Good quality content and research often can’t be supported on advertising revenue alone.
Although I’ve thought about writing research reports in the past, the truth is it takes a lot of work.
Introductory rate subscriptions are $799/year for a single user.
At first I thought the domain industry might be too small to support such a service, but given the new top level domain expansion I think there are plenty of possible subscribers. Any company launching a new TLD should consider such a small fee to get a leg up. Add to that registries, attorneys, and domain registrars, and the target audience grows quite large.
Dot-Nxt, a side that covers internet governance and ICANN, also has a subscription service.