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January’s top domain name news stories

Looking back at last month in domains.

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There was a lot of news in the domain name industry last month. Here’s a look at the top five posts on Domain Name Wire ranked by the number of pageviews.

1. This company’s domain name is a ten digit domain! – Using your telephone number as a domain name seems a little backward, doesn’t it?

2. .Com prices are going up after Verisign pays off ICANN – The optics are bad after ICANN accepts $20 million payment as part of a deal to raise .com prices.

3. Google’s new search results pages: love it or hate it? – A lot of people hate it, so Google is testing pages without favicons.

4. California Attorney General delays .org sale – The attorney general has opened an investigation into the sale and ICANN, but Public Interest Registry is pushing back on the delay.

5. XYZ to launch five top level domains this year – XYZ is on a .quest to provide more .beauty.

Here are the DNW podcasts published in January:


#267 – The domain sales lander OG (listen)

#268 – Interview with Saw.com cofounders (listen)

#269 – From selling vinyl to selling domain names (listen)

#270 – A NamesCon preview with Michael Cyger and Monte Cahn (listen)


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