Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Pricing of Internet Domain Names Looks Kind of Random

You'll pay more for .pizza than .beer—and both cost more than .news

Govt asks man owning ‘startupindia.in’ domain since 2014 to surrender it

A Delhi-based startup entrepreneur who has owned the domain name of ‘Startupindia.in’ since February 2014 was asked by National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) to cancel it, as people might mistake...

FIBA launches .basketball as new digital identity of the global basketball community

FIBA's official website FIBA.com has become FIBA.basketball after the International Basketball Federation on Thursday officially launched the .basketball domain name.

Rightside to be acquired by Donuts Inc. for approximately $213M

Rightside Group and Donuts Inc. announced that the two companies have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger, pursuant to which Donuts will acquire Rightside for $10.60 per share in an...

Funded Startup: 51shouhou.cn | $4,412,997 | 超级售后 ChaoJi Shou Hou, a home appliance repair...

Funding: Series angel Amount: $4,412,997 Appliance after-sales service to provide the whole process solution.

GDS2017 – 全球域名峰会 Global Domain Summit, Xiamen, China

GDS(Global Domain Summit) is co-organized by Godaddy、AliCloud、Baidu Cloud 、eName、 Bizcn which are all domain industry leaders and experts. This summit is the largest and the most influential global domain name industry...

In a world where all the domain names are gone…

As “.com” domains become fewer and farther between, companies are spending up to $100m in application fees for new digital namesakes like “.nike,” and “.mcdonalds.”

Early .VIP results suggest 70%+ plus renewal rate

It has China to thank; over 700,000 of its roughly 800,000 registrations are at Chinese domain name registrars.

Domain TLD and Trademark Myths

Shorter Domain Names are better than Long Domain Names Myth: Only in certain circumstances is a shorter domain name better than a long domain name. Many domain gurus disagree.

NIRA board reinstates Domainking.ng to registrars’ fold

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the country’s domain name Registry, has lifted the temporary ban placed on Domainking.ng following the total compliance to rules guiding the industry.