Whats Being Registered

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So as i do my runs of five popular words to see whats being registered, Domain Scope shows be some recent registrations.  I think this is a terrific data source to see what real people are picking up at registration fee.

I had put in five cities so you’ll see some registration and my notes below.

My takeaways, most of the established services like plumbing, hardware, jobs hotels have been gone for awhile.  But for investors, take a look at some of the new growing businesses, especially in the hemp,cbd space.

We wrote about these names last month in our … Read the rest

My New Favorite TLD

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So I’m not opposed to investing on other tlds. Its no secret i have a lot and work with .LA for city domain names for business in and around Los Angeles. I also use .ws as the best tld for emoji domains, and I’m a long time .TV fan.

But here is the registration date on my new favorite, any guesses? It could be a new tlds, existing tld or cctld.  50 Topcoin to the first one who gets the answer.

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Gamechanger – Domains Now Show $99 a Year at Godaddy … Brilliant!

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Godaddy Available Domain Names now show $99 a Year. Brilliant!

Brilliant !

(Note this doesn’t happen all the time, but it did twice this morning for me)

So when you search for a single domain name, Godaddy will now show its available, and only $99 a year. Includes website and email.  Brilliant. This is what people want.

They get a fully protected domain name, email and a website. Boom, done!!

I think it will take about 30 days for everyone else to jump on board.  This takes all the hard decision making out of the equation. Domain names have always … Read the rest

Welcome to the DN.BIZ Blog

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So why another industry blog and why am I writing again.  Well you will see more than just a blog on DN.BIZ, i’ll be producing content in quite a few formats, but as to the blog, thanks for coming in. Why.. you ask?

I think we under-serve the general public on information about domain names, maybe on purpose.

Because I think we can do a better job maximizing the value of domain names for the whole industry.

Because of the generally nice feedback and appreciation I receive at shows and in messages and phone calls about my time on Domain … Read the rest

Domain Name Life Cycle – Availability

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Managing your domain name. First in a series.

Do you know the key dates and time periods in owning your domain name?

Here is the domain name governing body ICANN’s chart to show you some key times.

So here we go from Left to Right..

Availability.  Domain names aren’t like addresses, or phone numbers or store merchandise, where a list of them is made available for sale. Or as with the post office, numbers are approved and assigned to properties.   Any combination of 63 numbers and letters and (-)’s – for some a dash, for some a hyphen; can be … Read the rest