China Dominates 7 Out of Top 10 Trending Keyword Registrations For .Com Domains In March

Verisign’s has posted the top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET for the month of March The word "China" was the top trending keyword for both .com and .net registrations in March. The next three most trending terms in .Com were also Chinese words. So the top 4 keywords registered in .Com were Chinese and 7 of the top 10. Only appliance, Guys and Rehab were non-Chinese … [Read more...]

SEO Benefits Between .Com and Everything Else

This will probably be a controversial post as the topic has certainly been controversial. SearchMetrics.com published an article that took a look at the SEO benefits of .com vs every other extension. Now Google has always said there is no difference and Matt Cutts has debunked the new gtld crowd that said they would have a benefit. Matt wrote on his Google + in May 2012: Matt Cutts Shared … [Read more...]

Do Domain Extensions Matter ? One study says if it is .Com, You Betcha

Website Magazine asked the question: "Do Domain Extensions Matter ?" They went on to cite a recent study from Interbrand that stated 94 percent of consumers correctly recalled .COM while only 7 percent correctly recalled a new domain extension. From the article: In addition to memorability, Interbrand’s study sheds light on clickability. In fact, the data shows that 61 percent of consumers … [Read more...]

Will .Com Even Be A Thing in 50 Years ?

CNN.com published an article on the 30 year anniversary of .com and at the end asked if .com would even be a thing in 50 years ? New gtlds and ecommerce over smart phones were mentioned as possible reasons to answer no. From the article: What will the future hold? Today, the undisputed champ is challenged by plenty of eager newcomers. New, more personalized domains are cropping up all the … [Read more...]

Verisign Report: There are Now 288 Million Registered Domains As Of December 31

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that 4 million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 288 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2014 in the domain industry report. The increase of four million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 1.3 % over the third … [Read more...]

March Madness? vvv.com Hits Reserve: High Bid Is Almost $89K

The domain name vvv.com, one of only 26 triple letter repeater .com is at auction at Namejet.com. The auction closes tomorrow and the high bid is now over $88K. At the time of publication the high bid is $88,998 There are 356 bidders but the auction is opened which means people can join and bid at any time. We will let you at the end of the day tomorrow how it all turns out. If you … [Read more...]

Sedo Publishes Infographic To Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first .com

Sedo published an infographic to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first .com registered. The first registered .com domain was Symbolics.com, and it was registered 30th years ago on Sunday. Verisign the .Com registry is holding a contest to celebrate the 30th anniversary. You can enter the  #InternetOfficial contest by clicking here … [Read more...]