Cheapest Domain Registration Available on the Market

Of course, free is the cheapest domain registration you can get. But, I’m not talking about a free domain that comes with some web hosting offer, or some unknown ccTLD or a free giveaway like .BERLIN. I’m talking about a

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.COM Going Strong as Ever But New gTLDs Could Be Hurting Other Extensions

According to the June TLD Market Share report, .COM registrations grew while the rest of the older domain extensions fell not only in market share, but also saw losses in registrations. Here is the gTLD market share report from June:

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Keep Your Whois Data (Email) Updated

I normally don’t get too deep into ICANN rules and regulations, but this new update is something that may affect many of us that own domain names. ICANN recently adopted a new rule that says registars are required to deactivate

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Having Some Real Doubts about FreeMarket.com

Last month, I wrote a post on how FreeMarket.com was an up-and-coming threat to Flippa and how it could potentially take a big market share. I may have spoken way too soon. To say the least, there are some very questionable

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Agreed.com Acquired by Escrow.com

Today, Escrow.com put out a press release announcing their acquisition of a small competitor called Agreed.com. This deal merges the biggest online escrow company in the world with one of the youngest domain escrow companies to hit the market. Escrow.com

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The Problem of Shill Bidding in the Domain Industry

You may have heard the story of Adam Dicker (veteran domainer) when he was accused of shill bidding during his employment with GoDaddy. And then, there was the class action lawsuit against SnapNames.com where a former employee was claimed to

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What is an IDN (Internationalized Domain Name)?

While country codes in domain name extensions have become commonplace, domain names themselves have historically been written in the Latin alphabet whether .ca or .cn was tacked on as a domain extension. The introduction of internationalized domain names or IDNs

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FreeMarket.com – The Biggest Threat to Flippa and Other Domain Marketplaces

Freelancer Technology, the company that acquired WarriorForum.com not too long ago, has recently launched a new venture called FreeMarket.com. FreeMarket is a marketplace platform for buying and selling domain names and websites. According to FreeMarket, the Warriors (members) spoke and

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List of All Domain Extensions Available at GoDaddy

Here is a list of all the domain extensions (TLDs) that are available for registration at GoDaddy (excluding IDNs). I will try to keep this list updated as often as I can. Please let me know if you find any errors or

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GoDaddy Email Scam: “Update Your Account Information”

Here is the latest GoDaddy email phishing scam I received. Just a friendly warning… I’m pretty good about spotting an email phishing scam a mile away, but this one almost got me to click on the link. It looked like

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