A complete guide to newgTLD stats

Blacknight Solutions has launched a fantastic new site on DotWhat.co that crunches the numbers on newgTLDs for the rest of us. It provides some excellent data and a information which makes it an ideal location for anyone wanting to learn about newgTLDs and/or the antecedents of the applicants. Data sets include newgTLD applications: By Region … Read more

The inherent advantage ccTLDs will have over newgTLDs

The newGTLDs process is underway, 144 applications have been received, a lot more will be before the window closes. 300-500 new applications will be processed by ICANN during the first phase, you can expect another round within a year per the information out there. While most people believe that the new gTLDs won’t affect .com … Read more

Buy a TLD

It’s been quite a while (July 2008) since I blogged about why you should ‘forget domains, buy a tld‘ but inspite of all the drama that surrounds the new extensions process at ICANN, there does seem to be a LOT of movement in this aspect. While it would cost quite a bit ($400,000+) to start … Read more

The Million Dollar Prediction

I called the sale of the TShirts.com lot correctly a month before it actually sold. Hope this doesn’t sound like I’m blowing my own trumpet but I’m very pleased I predicted this would sell easily with a 500k reserve. Patrick Ruddell of ChefPatrick.com had mentioned this lot last month on Facebook and my comment was … Read more