Verisign just announced on their blog they will extend the wholesale redemption fee waiver for .com and .net domain names until August 1, 2020. They will also add .TV and .CC and their other TLDs starting June 1.
From their post:
…we are announcing today that the waiver of the wholesale restore fee for .com and .net domain names is extended until August 1, 2020 at 03:59:59 UTC.
We are also expanding the waiver of the wholesale restore fees to include the .cc, .tv,…
Source:VerisIGN Blog 5/28/2020
So this means that names that have survived any pre-release auctions that actually … Read the rest
For 35 years I’ve been watching and learning from Financial News on TV. Whether FNN in the early days, or CNBC today; I’ve lived the Crashes, ups and downs and seen hundreds of interviews with the smartest business and investing minds.
A good DVR has allowed me to catch the early interviews with Warren Buffet and Bill Gates and others. But at 10 AM CST each day, I get Squawk Alley. The name comes from a combination of popular Squawk Box show in the mornings, and the “Silicon Alley” moniker given the NYC internet companies in the first bubble 1999-2001.… Read the rest
OPINION by H. Page Howe
This may not be a popular post, but it feels right.
I think we should defer expired name auctions as an industry for 60 days… and stop pending deletes right away. Just delay, they still come up in the current way 60 days from now.
Verisign has announced it will reduce the wholesale redemption fee for names in redemption period.
Other registrars have agreed to waive the Registrar markup-up or charge for the extra year plus a little. So in a normal, post grace period restoration, you had the Verisign Fee, plus a registrar markup. … Read the rest
Re-Marketplaces Doing Anti-Domainer Work for Them
By H. Page Howe – Opinion
By dropping corona virus or Covid-19 names from marketplaces or registrars, we are arming our detractors, the TM/IP industry and those that would retroactively try to claim our names, by hinting at confirmation that you may being doing something wrong by simply owning a generic word domain name.
Mind you you haven’t done anything to warrant fraud or suspicious behavior. I don’t want a company to say I can’t list my name for sale, or accept inquiries, even though I haven’t built a website, and are just holding … Read the rest
Looking at some recent domain registrations and trends. I am of two minds about the “new normal” quarantine periods and social distancing, and domain name investments. One one hand everything most domain investors and the domain industry have encouraged – … Continue reading
Which Do we Need More? Internet or Community
So as most of us go through massive disruption to our work, education, travel, spending money and socializing; we have the internet to let us work from home, order food, share on social networks, face-time, shop and buy etc. We are social distancing, but still able to work, buy, spend, search and communicate.
We can actually interact globally online now more easily than a local club or meetup.
What if were the other way around? What if Sports and other events were ok, travel not delayed or restricted, and everyone can go … Read the rest
So everyone is talking about the Covid-19 Corona Virus. And when we get a new hot topic, we can sometimes look at domain registrations to see where digital marketers, or speculators, are registering domain names.
Domain investing made the news as a CNBC report tagged the number of registrations at Godaddy at over 3000.
So here are the big three words we also featured last week: Corona, Virus and Mask.
And some new up and coming words in domain registrations.
Going beyond those three words, cleaning and disinfecting seem to be the most important steps to take, as well … Read the rest
Looked in on Verisign DomainScope today. Its a great tool to see whats being registered. More at DomainScope.com
Here are some Corona Virus terms and a recent political surprise word, “Biden”, over the past 30 days. Still great names available it seems, and a public appetite.
I thought these recent registrations showed some quality.
These were taken from the right side list of recently registered names in the words chosen for the graph. Nice to see what registrants have taken down recently.
More about using DomainScope from our video last year.… Read the rest
CVCV Names for Sale – At or Under $10,000
So for a quick fix in domain investing glory there is nothing like responding to inbound inquiries. You have a great name and people want it. They have to come to you and you get to set the terms, and price, or tell them to go away. Your in the power position.
And the best group of names to own to get this attention are short LLL and CVCV domains, or one word domains.
CVCV stands for a Consonant-Vowel-Consonant-Vowel pattern domain name. Once everything was perceived to be taken and priced … Read the rest
We look at the Verisign DomainScope to track the most popular keywords in domain registrations. I’ll look at some surprises, the always strong tried and true words and then the recently popular increasing strings.
But an unlikely word shows up when looking over the last 90 days…and the winner is YatiVip. Its the latest in a series of words we posted about last year that can go from zero to up to 3-5k or more registrations in a single day. Great for Godaddy and Verisign.
Last November it was yayuvip and yaqibet doing 15,000 and 30,000 names.
So what is … Read the rest