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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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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.

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June 22, 2008 at 4:20 pm

NamePros Approaches 90,000 Members

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Our good friends at NamePros, have done it again. We reported to you in early 2007, that NamePros had passed 50,000 members. In just a little over a year, NamePros has doubled in size. Now if that is not impressive, I don’t know what is.

We have noticed several changes over at NamePros. They recently added a new Short Domain Discussion forum, which specializes in the discussion of domains with 5 characters or less. Primarily you’ll find a lot of talk about LLLL, LLLLL, and LLL domains, in all various extensions.

Another reason we like NamePros so much is because of the live auctions. Every 2 weeks, NamePros holds a live auction – right in their own chat room. This even attracts buyers, usually over 100, to bid on various lots. They come loaded with their wallets. Usually we see some pretty good sales. This past week was loaded with LLLL.coms and everyone can agree some bargains were made. Everyone can also agree that some great sales were made.

So if you haven’t joined NamePros, now is the time to do so! Next live auction will be on April 24th, at 6PM EST.

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April 12, 2008 at 1:28 pm