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Future For Domaining?

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The future for domains is not looking to bright, in my opinion. Nothing has really turned any heads over the past year. If you take a look 4-5 years ago, there were so many different events going on within the world of domains. New extensions were on the rise… remember .mobi? Just think about how many companies you .mobi for their mobile website. The answer? Close to none, from what I’ve seen. That had to be one of the biggest flops.  I’d like your feedback as well to see what you think!

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October 21, 2010 at 2:44 am

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No Porn For You

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has delayed yet another critical vote on the creation of a long-awaited .xxx domain.

The vote – which has been postponed until June 2010 – will reportedly follow the formulation of a document that outlines various options available to the organization.

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March 16, 2010 at 3:06 am

Domains in 2010

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Well, here we are in the end of February. What have you seen so far in 2010 in regards to domains? Do you think they will rise up in value or crash? We are awaiting your comments and feedback!

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February 25, 2010 at 2:32 am

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Behind the Scenes at NamePros Live Auction

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In this video you can see how RJ, Joseph, and I run the live auction over at NamePros. Live Auctions are held every two weeks. Enjoy!

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September 19, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Yahoo Renewals On The Rise

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On July 1, 2008, Yahoo.com will raise thier renewal prices from the price of $9.95 per year to $34.95 per year. If you have domains at Yahoo, you should have recieved an email about the price increase. If not, then I suggest you turn off auto renew. Domains at Yahoo can auto renew, so you need to check your domains to make sure you don’t get billed $34.95. I don’t know how they expect to stay in the industry charging these obscene prices. But I guess if Register.com can do it, Yahoo can do it too. Transfer all your domains away from Yahoo so you don’t get stuck with this ridiculous renewal fee.

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June 23, 2008 at 6:03 pm

New Extension Takes On .MOBI

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A new extension has been announced. The .TEL extension will launch in early December 2008. This extension could cause harm to .MOBI. It will be interesting to see how this extension will be adopted and used in comparison to .MOBI. The main idea behind the .TEL extension is:

  • Integration of any and all means of communication (i.e. Phone numbers, IM, VOIP, email, social media)
  • Real time publishing of your contact information on the Internet
  • Full ownership of your published data
  • Protection of your private data, only viewable by people you authorize
  • Simple structured navigation to easily reach the most relevant information
  • High speed global access optimized for mobile devices
  • Multi-language, search engine-friendly structured information and keywords

This new sponsored top level domain (sTLD) was recently announced at the ICANN meeting in Paris. Sunrise applications will start to be accepted on December 3, 2008.  Landrush will open on February 3, 2009 and close on March 23, 2009. General public registration will open on March 24, 2009.

More information can be found on the Telnic website. Telnic is a UK based registry operator found in 2000.

Additional Resources:

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June 22, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Opinion: Sending Domains to Auction At Sedo

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I don’t know who came up with this idea, but it seems to be a new trend of 2008. Several domainers came up with the idea to send your domain to auction by posting the starting bid at Sedo. Which seems ok when you first think about it. Now the topic of shill bidding arises. Lets take a look at the definition of shill bidding:

A shill is an associate of a person selling goods or services or a political group, who pretends no association to the seller/group and assumes the air of an enthusiastic customer.

Wouldn’t this technically be considered shill bidding? I think so. I’m also happy to know that Sedo doesn’t allow this type of activity. A recent post by Keith from Sedo on NamePros confirms that it is illegal. Will people stop? Of course not. Should they? We all know the answer to that one.

I wonder what long term effects this will have on the Sedo Marketplace…


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May 14, 2008 at 3:14 am