A GoDaddy test, Home.loans and Whois were featured in popular stories last month.
I had a great time finishing out January at NamesCon last week. The conference is a great way to kick off the year.
As I do every month, here’s a look back at the top posts on Domain Name Wire from the last month.
1. This GoDaddy Premium Domain change could help you sell a lot more domains – GoDaddy is testing a new way to display premium domain names to customers. Hopefully, it will increase sales.
2. Entrepreneur pays $500,000 to acquire Home.loans domain name – It’s a record-setting price for a new TLD, at least that has been publicly reported. You can listen to an interview with the buyer in DNW Podcast #171.
3. GoDaddy to start masking some Whois data through Port 43 – The registrar made the move to cut down on spam, but some data researchers are not pleased.
4. Short seller targets Tucows with scathing report – A report from an anonymous group that previously attacked Web.com caused Tucows’ stock to drop. There are good reasons to question the report.
5. Epik takes Whois search counts to another level – The company helps you determine who is looking at Whois records for your domain names.
And if you missed any podcasts, listen now or download them on your favorite podcast app:
171 – Meet the man who spent $500k on Home.loans
170 – How to avoid UDRP – John Berryhill
169 – WordPress.com and domain names – Kellie Peterson
168 – Domain business rewind
167 – The Internet of Things