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High New gTLD Registration/Renwal Fees – Let’s Crunch Some Numbers

Posted on 21 August 2014

As mentioned yesterday, I liked the Dot Investments extension but at 80+ bucks a pop, I decided to pass because I just don’t see how there can be any money in it for domainers at these price levels.

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Did You Register Any .Investments, .Fund, .Tax, .Cash or .Haus Domains?

Posted on 20 August 2014

Only Dot Investments caught my attention but the registry has chosen a registration fee that’s let’s say on the high side (you can get a dot com for 10 years at that price) and as a domainer, I for one don’t see enough upside.

For this reason, I didn’t register any domains today.

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For How Many Years Are You Willing to Keep Renewing?

Posted on 19 August 2014

Yesterday, I posted about the fact that in the absence of end user new gTLD adoption and of course sales, domainers will not keep renewing inventory.

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Where Are the End Users?

Posted on 18 August 2014

To be fair, now is *not* the time to start asking that question. This post’s objective is simply pointing out that the “it’s too early to ask that” argument can only work for so long. At this point yes, it works because it actually is quite early in the game but we will eventually have to start addressing this question because absolutely everything depends on it.

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Next Week’s New gTLD Launches

Posted on 17 August 2014

A very busy week for new gTLDs is ahead of us, with three days in the spotlight: tomorrow (August 18) with one General Availability phase, Wednesday (August 20) with five General Availability phases as well as four Early Access Program phases and Thursday (August 21) with one General Availability phase.

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Should You Buy and Hold “Hot” Domains?

Posted on 16 August 2014

If you’re not sure what “hot” domains are, here’s a quick example: NNN dot coms or numerics in general, if you will. In other words, I’m referring to domain categories which have done remarkably well lately.

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8 GoDaddy Discount Codes

Posted on 15 August 2014

I won’t be sharing an impressive number of coupons with you guys this week but the good news is that all of them should work worldwide as opposed to only for people from the US/Canada.

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I Think Most New gTLDs Will Be Profitable

Posted on 14 August 2014

… but that in pretty much all cases, “barely profitable” will be the appropriate term and that’s not exactly a good thing given how high the expectations were.

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Did You Register Any .Care, .Clinic, .Dental or .Surgery Domains?

Posted on 13 August 2014

4 new gTLDs entered the General Availability phase today and while I was moderately interested in three of them (Dot Care, Dot Clinic and Dot Surgery), I ended up not registering anything.

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Attacking Dot Com Is Not a Viable Marketing Strategy

Posted on 12 August 2014

I found out about the fact that Donuts published a post on their official blog with the title “The Importance of Semantics and Affinity, and the Meaninglessness of .COM” over at OnlineDomain a few moments ago.

Quite frankly, this marketing strategy leaves me scratching my head and I’ll try to explain why.

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