Archive | July, 2014

Very Strong Extensions, Mediocre Registration Numbers

Posted on 31 July 2014 by Andrei

Was this the worst week ever in terms of registration numbers? No. After the first day of General Availability for 4 new gTLDs (. Reisen, .University, .Toys and .Town), the results were let’s call them mediocre. But what registry operators should be worried about is the fact that two of this week’s extensions are basically as good as they get: Dot University and Dot Toys.

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Did You Get Any .Toys, .University, .Town or .Reisen Domains?

Posted on 30 July 2014 by Andrei

4 new gTLDs entered the General Availability phase today:

Dot Toys
Dot University
Dot Town
Dot Reisen (Reisen = “trips” in German)

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Using Email Templates When Replying to End Users

Posted on 29 July 2014 by Andrei

Some end users don’t understand the concept of buying a premium domain, so you will occasionally have to educate them. Sometimes, they don’t even know how the transfer process works, so it will once again be time to help them and so on.

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A Few Thoughts About End User Research

Posted on 28 July 2014 by Andrei

If a random person and Bill Gates go to the supermarket, they will both pay the exact amount of money for let’s say bottled water. In other words, it’s not a “You’re Bill Gates and have a lot of money, so you have to pay more” situation.

Domains are different and I’ll try to explain why.

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Next Week’s New gTLD Launches

Posted on 27 July 2014 by Andrei

If I’m not mistaken, 4 new gTLDs will enter the General Availability phase next week and the Early Access Program will start for another 4 extensions.

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22 GoDaddy Discount Codes

Posted on 26 July 2014 by Andrei

Yet another good week for GoDaddy coupon enthusiasts! I’ll be sharing 22 discount codes with you guys today: 6 of them *should* work worldwide as opposed to only for customers from the US/Canada and as far as the remaining ones are concerned, I’m not sure.

Didn’t use any of them myself, so I can’t guarantee they’ll work.

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New gTLD Scarcity Perspectives

Posted on 25 July 2014 by Andrei

I asked you guys how many end user offers you’ve received for your new gTLDs thus far yesterday and Frank Schilling posted an interesting comment:

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How Many New gTLD End User Offers Have You Received Thus Far?

Posted on 24 July 2014 by Andrei

In my case, there is absolutely nothing to report when it comes to end user offers but then again, my new gTLD portfolio is quite small. Therefore, I’m hoping those of you with larger portfolios can chime in and let us know how things stand up until this point.

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Reserved/Premium Domains – How Much Is Too Much?

Posted on 23 July 2014 by Andrei

It’s been a while since I registered a new gTLD domain and it’s not because I didn’t like the extensions but rather because quite frankly, there was nothing much left for me to get.

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The Sedo GreatDomains Paradox

Posted on 22 July 2014 by Andrei

Sedo’s monthly GreatDomains event used to be awesome. Great inventory priced to sell (good for buyers), bidding wars (good for sellers) and so on. I hope Sedo can manage to bring back the magic because unfortunately, things aren’t exactly rosy at this point and I don’t understand why.

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