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For How Many Years Are You Willing to Keep Renewing?

Posted on 19 August 2014 by Andrei

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 by Andrei

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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Should You Buy and Hold “Hot” Domains?

Posted on 16 August 2014 by Andrei

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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I Think Most New gTLDs Will Be Profitable

Posted on 14 August 2014 by Andrei

… 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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Attacking Dot Com Is Not a Viable Marketing Strategy

Posted on 12 August 2014 by Andrei

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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Domaining and Time Zone Issues

Posted on 11 August 2014 by Andrei

Those of you who live in the US probably don’t consider time zone issues a topic of great importance but in my case for example (and I’m sure I’m not the only one), the situation is quite different.

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A Few New gTLD Development Considerations

Posted on 08 August 2014 by Andrei

I’ll be developing a very strong one word new gTLD domain (Stocks.XYZ) soon as an experiment (I’ll turn it into a megasite with 100+ articles) and for the most part, there aren’t *huge* differences between developing a new gTLD and developing a dot com, a ccTLD or a legacy TLD domain.

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Weird Week for New gTLDs

Posted on 07 August 2014 by Andrei

… in a good *and* bad way. On the one hand, we finally have another new gTLD about which we can say that it did ok on its first day of General Availability: Dot Rocks, with 5,191 registrations.

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Did You Get Any Dot Reise, Fail, Financial, Limited, WTF, Actor or Rocks Domains?

Posted on 06 August 2014 by Andrei

I didn’t register any but if some of you guys did, feel free to let us know. The seven new gTLDs which entered the General Availability phase today were reasonably appealing but I for one didn’t find any available domains that were attractive enough to convince me to take action.

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Proactive End User Marketing for New gTLDs?

Posted on 05 August 2014 by Andrei

I have to admit, I have no experience whatsoever in this respect and quite frankly, would imagine that it’s a reasonably tough sell.

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