Domain Names

101 Fascinating Facts About Domain Names

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WebsiteBuilderau.com has published an interesting infographic on domain names. I’m sure most facts will be known by the readers of the blog, but an excellent recap nonetheless. Here’s another fun fact – the first domain ever registered (not commercially) was on the 1st of Jan 1985 and it was a .net domain! Nordu.net [Source: Wikipedia]

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A domain is not a brand… and other myths

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More than a few CMOs (Chief Marketing Officers), business owners and even startup founders feel that a domain name is an insignificant aspect of their brand. The brand, in their mind, exists outside the narrow confines 🙄 of the internet. It has a life of it’s own, a character of it’s own and a philosophy […]

Domain Names

Interesting Conversations About LLLL.com Domains!

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The Dec 2015 spike and subsequent drop in LLLL.com 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 LLLL.com in late 2007. DomainSherpa recently had a discussion on Liquid Domains that […]

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What’s the value of a domain name?

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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. The Orange Seller saw the […]

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The True Cost of a Hand Registered Domain

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“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 develop the domain immediately, you […]

Domain Names

TLDs By Numbers

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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 account for 57.38% of all […]