The Dec 2015 spike and subsequent drop in prices on the reseller market wasn’t the first time that happened. Though the type of domains that appreciated were different, a similar event took place in early 2008, immediately following the buyout of in late 2007. DomainSherpa recently had a […]

Interesting Conversations About Domains!

A man went to Guru Nanak Sahib and asked, “What’s the value of life?” Gurunanak ji gave him one stone and said, “Find out the value of this stone, but don’t sell it.” The man took the stone to an Orange Seller and asked him what its cost would be. […]

What’s the value of a domain name?

“Wowee, I got these domains for $5 each” said a friend. And while it’s true that he paid only $5 for each of the domains, he forgot all the costs that go into it before and after he got the domains. Here’s a breakdown: 1. Cost of renewals Unless you […]

The True Cost of a Hand Registered Domain

Was going through various TLD statistics and found some interesting numbers. Some will be a revelation, some what you would expect. Here’s what I found. Total Domains Registered: 311,065,716. gTLDs: 59.98% ccTLDs: 39.40% IDNs: 0.62%   Top 20 gTLDs account for 95.66% of all registered gTLDs [1141] Top 20 gTLDs […]

TLDs By Numbers

Brilliant conversation over at DNW for those that missed it, Andrew wrote an article called “A threat to the importance of domain names” and the conversation is just fantastic. I’m going to quote a few of them here before I give you my reasoning for the title of this post. […]

The demand for domains is exploding

There’s an excellent conversation on newgtlds I read on TheDomains. Here’s the headline by Michael Berkens – “Shocker: Rick Schwartz Now Owns More New gTLD’s Domains Than I Do” Michael owns something like 450 newgtlds, Rick owns around 500. Rick Schwartz replied in the comments: “This is no endoresement of […]

A Brilliant Conversation on newgTLDs