TLDs By Numbers

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 … Read more

Matt Cutts validates my view of newgTLDs and SEO!

All the recent propaganda one heard about how .com and other existing TLDs will be doomed in terms of SEO due to the emergence of newgTLDs has been proved to be just that, propaganda. Matt Cutts has this to say earlier today: “don’t expect a new TLD to get any kind of initial preference over … Read more

Domain Investment Strategies – Part 2 of 5

Ok, this is part two of my five part series on what kind of domains make good investments. I hope the three people who read my blog will find this interesting. πŸ˜‰ Investment Strategy # 2: First Names & Last Names First name domains are extremely rare, specially if they’re common enough and people will … Read more

Domain Investment Strategies – Part 1 of 5

There are essentially five domain investment strategies that work better than most others. This is not information most people would be willing to share, but I thought I’d let it out there – if it helps one person register better domains, all the better. Investment Strategy # 1: Geo Domains City names, state names, country … Read more

Forget Domains, buy a TLD!

ICANN’s Paris conference has thrown up some interesting ideas and questions, chief among them has been the possibility of introducing thousands of new TLDs on a pay and play basis. This BBC News Story has the crux of the issue. What they’re essentially saying is that anyone willing to fork out between $39,000 – $390,000 … Read more

The Great American Snowe Job

A new bill currently seeking passage in the US senate is trying to surreptitiously change the face of the domain industry and extend American ‘ownership’ on the web. You and me stand to lose any domain we own, developed, undeveloped, tm-ed, non-tm-ed, geo and generic… I kid you not. Be prepared to protect or lose … Read more