DNA’s First Official “State of the Domains” Newsletter Now Published Completely in Chinese!

TLD Registry the company behind Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website, have released a Mandarin version of the State of the Domains quarterly publication that is published by the Domain Name Association. They published on their website: TLD Registry is extremely proud to be responsible for the full layout and design of the Domain Name Association’s (DNA) first official newsletter, … [Read more...]

Did NamesCon Buy DomainFest.com?

I was going through the schedule for the Namescon conference taking place in January 2015 at Las Vegas and found this session: Sunday, January 11 • 10:00am - 10:15am (which is the 1st day of NameCon) "Welcome to DomainFest @NamesCon! " Namescon unlike any previous domain conference that I'm aware of is allowing people to sign up for sessions they want to attend now, in advance since … [Read more...]

After 7 Years, This Is Where Thedomains.com Has Been & Where it’s Going

Our first post was made on December 4th, 2007 so amazingly enough we have been hard at work over here at thedomains.com for 7 years. I have no idea where the time has gone, but it went, and a lot of it. We have published over 7,700 posts and just under 85,000 comments. We have been busy. As bloggers we have a natural urge to be first to publish "breaking news" and stories. Sometime … [Read more...]

New Poll Says 25% Think Organic Co. Should Have .Organic Domain: But Only 396 Have Been Registered

.ORGANIC domain operator Afilias today announced the results of a poll in which "nearly 70% of respondents believe that some companies are misrepresenting themselves as “organic” to command a premium price, and 60% would like a reliable way to distinguish real organic providers online from the pretenders. That’s why almost 60% of respondents claimed they would be more inclined to visit a site on … [Read more...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals .immo 5,274; .Business 3,292; .Software 3,068; .Network 3,055; .Pizza 1,272; .Auction 1,056

6 New gTLD's went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Including all domain names registered during the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and in the Early Access Period (EAP) for those who were willing to pay a one time fee for early access more than 17,000 domain names were registered across the six … [Read more...]

Domain Investor Chad Folkening Interviewed By Inc.com

Inc.com just published an interview with Domain investor Chad Folkening entitled "Domain Pro Spills Secrets for Scoring a Prize URL" The subtitle of the story is "Chad Folkening has sold domain names to Google, Cisco, and Amazon. Here's how--and when--he thinks you should buy yours" The story was written by Christine Lagorio, who also authored the story the Inc.com published several days ago … [Read more...]

NetworkWorld: Companies Switching Back To .Com After Seeing Their New Domains Fall Flat

A really interesting story just got published by NetworkWorld.com, entitled "Companies are movin' on up to .com domain names" with the subtitle "More businesses are investing in the tried-and-true .com after seeing their efforts with new domain names fall flat." "I’ve noticed a number of companies movin’ on up to prime online real estate by switching from one of the many alternative domain … [Read more...]