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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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.Com prices are going up after Verisign pays off ICANN

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 01/03/2020 - 16:03

Verisign will put $20 million in the kitty in return for multi-billion dollar windfall.

Last year I made a prediction in my annual predictions podcast: ICANN would let Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) raise prices on .com, but Verisign would pay it extra money for the right to do so.

That’s the crux of a proposed agreement between the two parties.

The agreement would allow Verisign to increase prices by 7% in each of the last four years of each six year contract renewal. This is in line with an agreement Verisign struck with the U.S. government to amend the Cooperative Agreement. The wholesale price of a .com should increase from $7.85 to $10.26 over the next four years, and registrars will add their own markup.

In a carefully worded press release, the parties noted that ICANN is not a price regulator and is deferring to the U.S. government on .com prices. Historically, ICANN has been a price regulator, but it recently abdicated this role for some reason.

Now, about that payoff. ICANN is facing a budget shortfall after growing and expanding rapidly in recent years. The correct thing to do would be to trim the fat, but the Verisign contract renewal gave ICANN an easy opportunity to incresae revenue. Verisign will pay it an addition $20 million over the next five years as part of its new agreement. Problem solved.

Given some of ICANN’s recent decisions, this should come as no surprise.

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Top stories: Dead people get domain names

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 01/02/2020 - 18:09

Four famous people got their domains posthumously in 2019.

Some of the most popular stories on Domain Name Wire are about famous people. In 2019, four famous people got control of key domain names posthumously. (OK, so really it was their heirs that got the domains.)

In early 2018, Prince’s estate became the owner of Prince.com. The estate had sued Domain Capital over the domain name and Domain Capital countersued for reverse domain name hijacking. The parties settled in 2019, and part of that settlement was to transfer the domain.

Michael Jackson’s estate got control of the domain KingofPop.com in 2019 as well. It sued Gourmet Gift Baskets in 2016, claiming its use of the domain and brand for selling popcorn was infringement. The parties settled, but apparently the estate gave the gift basket company time to transition to a new domain and brand.

To other famous dead people got their domains through UDRP.

First, a company called Escobar Inc. won the domain name PabloEscobar.com. The company is apparently run by some of the late drug kingpin’s relatives.

Second, The Steve Jobs Archive, LLC won the domain name SteveJobs.com (check to see if transferred)

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Top Stories: Domain name price controls

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 01/02/2020 - 14:50

ICANN’s decision to remove price controls will have a long term impact on the domain name industry.

The biggest story in the domain name industry in 2019, and the one that will have the most impact in years to come, is the removal of price caps.

Historically, some domains have had price caps and some haven’t.

Country code domains have no caps.

Legacy global top level domains including .com, .net, .org, .info and .biz had price controls.

New top level domains never had price controls.

There is a reason that only the legacy gTLDs have/had price controls. In the case of ccTLDs, ICANN’s role is really just to delegate it to the country. It’s up to the country to determine how to allocate the domains. For new top level domains, they were created by the applicant registry, which sometimes had to pay millions of dollars to secure the rights of the domains.

Legacy gTLDs are different. In the case of .com, .net and .org, the companies that now run them are merely stewards for the domains. Or at least, that’s what the idea was. They would provide the technical services for these domain names and generate revenue by doing so.

Over time, however, ICANN has shifted the positioning of these domains to something that the registries own, just like new top level domains. This year, the domain industry regulator removed price caps on .org, .info and .biz—without the registries even asking for it. The registries that run these domains can now charge whatever they want for each incremental year someone uses the domains.

The U.S. government plays a unique role in the .com contract. In 2018, it agreed to allow Verisign to increase .com prices by 7% per year in the last four years of each six-year renewal. All signs point to price increases beginning in 2020.

Lax price controls are good for the companies that run these domains and their shareholders, but consumers and the stability of the domain name system are negatively impacted.

Few people will shed a tear over domain name investors having to pay higher fees to maintain their domain portfolios. The issue is end-users and longterm stability.

ICANN’s role is to provide security and stability to the DNS. Price controls are one way of doing this.

I frequently think about the future of the domain name industry. I look for the challenges the industry will face. And a lack of price caps scares me.

While domain names remain a critical component of using the web, this could change in the future.

Consider people using social media accounts instead of websites. The domain name industry points to what Facebook did with its newsfeed algorithm as proof that you need to have your own domain and website. Facebook encouraged businesses to grow their followers on Facebook, only to change midstream and start charging them to reach the very audience they built.

So what happens when someone using a domain is suddenly hit with a renewal bill that’s 10 times as much as the previous year?

They don’t have much choice but to pay the fee. Yes, they can switch domains, but it’s an expensive and time-consuming process. So they suck it up and pay the higher bill.

Over time, this will make people think domain names are a less stable option than other ways customers might interact with them. They begin to look at domains like they look at Facebook. Will the registry screw them after they spend years building up their presence on their top level domain? You can view top level domain names now sort of a like a platform that you build your site on.

This is the long-run importance of price caps. For whatever reason, ICANN is abdicating its role in keeping domain prices stable. This is going to come back to haunt both ICANN and the domain name industry.

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.Org in China

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 16:08

Chinese non-profits spurn .org for alternatives.

In my series of articles to studying the Chinese domain market, I have already covered the big picture, .cn, .com, and .net. Today, let’s look at .org. This analysis is based on data I have collected from China Internet Network Information Center reports published since 1997.

The chart shows a breakdown of domains registered in China as of December, 2018. As you can see, .org accounts for a tiny 0.5% or 200,000 domains. While .cn and .com are considered mainstream extensions, .org is insignificant in China.

The chart shows a continuous decline in .org growth over the last few years. The decline is substantial — from 398,000 in 2015 down to only 200,000 in 2018. The surge in 2015 might have been a result of the “Chips” boom centered around .com but spreading to other extensions, and the downward trend may be caused by organizations simply choosing .cn to build their internet presence.

Early this year Baidu published a list of the top 10 non-profit organizations on entrepreneurship (中国十大公益创业组织名单), so I decided to use the list for this study. Below is the result.

Rank Chinese English Domain 1 YBC中国国际青年创业计划 Youth Business China YBC.cye.com.cn 2 KAB创业教育 Know About Business KAB.org.cn 3 AAMA亚杰商会 AAMA China AAMAchina.com.cn 4 BCF北京光华慈善基金会 Guanghua Charity Foundation BCF.org.cn 5 SOE中国青年创业探索 Spirit Of Enterprise SOE.org.cn 6 中国光华科技基金会 China Guanghua Foundation GHSTF.org.cn 7 SYB创业培训 Start Your Business NYJY.cn 8 JA青年成就中国 Junior Achievement China JAchina.org 9 NPI 公益创投 NPI NPI.org.cn 10 NPP公益创投 NPP (not found)

As you can see, the majority of the organizations in the list prefer .cn. In fact, if they want to emphasize the non-profit nature, they can simply use a sub domain on .org.cn. Also, many of these organizations are local in nature.

Therefore, the motivation for Chinese non-profit organizations to adopt .org is not large because they can choose .cn or even .org.cn to accomplish the same purpose.

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NamesCon Austin hotel sold out, new blocks announced

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 16:50

Conference organizers strike deals with nearby hotels.

Both of NamesCon’s hotel blocks at the Omni Hotel for January’s conference in Austin have sold out. In fact, the entire hotel is now sold out for the conference.

NamesCon announced today that it has arranged for discounted rates at nearby hotels. Here are the three hotels offering discounts through NamesCon:

Driskill Hotel – This is a historic hotel visited by many presidents over the years. It’s on the corner of 6th Street and highly recommended. NamesCon rates start at $279.

Aloft – Aloft is Starwood’s (now Marriott’s) more affordable version of the W Hotel. Rooms are available for $239.

Proper Hotel – This is a brand new hotel. Regular rates for the conference dates are $400+, and it appears they haven’t programmed in Namescon’s discount code ‘namescon’ yet. If you want to stay here, I recommend calling the hotel.

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2020 Domain Industry Predictions – DNW Podcast #266

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 16:30

Hear predictions about the next year in the domain industry.

This week you’ll get predictions for 15 people (including me) about what to expect in the domain name industry next year. I also asked people what their biggest surprise was during 2019. It’s a great way to close out the year. Happy new year!

Sponsor: Name.market

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Top Stories: Alpnames shuts down

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 15:46

A big story of 2019 was when a domain name registrar shut down without warning.

What would you do if your domain name registrar suddenly disappeared?

In 2019, domain name registrar Alpnames shut its doors without notice. ICANN subsequently stepped in to revoke its accreditation.

This left domain holders in limbo, losing access to their domains and even the ability to change nameservers and undertake other critical functions.

The demise of Alpnames came about a year after the company pitched a new beginning. It had ties to new top level domain name company Famous Four Media, and FFM’s Ian Roache took over. He acquired a further 20% of the company’s share capital for “consideration” of £3.9 million. His stated goal was to turn it into a Tier 1 registrar.

I remember talking to Alpname’s outside PR firm at the time. They pitched that the company was going to grow and become a big registrar. I started asking questions and got no good answers. I told the person I’d wait a year and see what happened.

Alpnames was known for cheap prices, and there’s a lesson here. Don’t choose a registrar based solely on price; consider the reputation of the company and its owners.

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This elite startup uses a long numeric domain

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 14:44

This popular Chinese company uses a five digit domain name.

Chinese internet darling Trueland uses the domain name 71360.com.

This year’s Top 100 Chinese Internet Companies list welcomes a new member which, surprisingly, uses a long numeric domain as its corporate domain. Here’s the story behind choosing the domain.

The Internet Society of China and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology jointly publish an annual list of the best 100 internet companies in China. These companies are the primary drivers of the digital economy. The latest list was published in August this year.

As usual, the top 3 are securely kept by Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu. However, the surprise is IT startup Trueland (珍岛) entering the list this year and quickly grabbing the #70 spot. The Shanghai-based startup provides a wide range of IT services such as technical consulting, software design, network information technology, and even opinion polls. It has won many awards, including being listed as one of the Top 100 AI companies in China last year.

Baidu search indicates that the company’s corporate domain is not Trueland.com or Zhendao.com, but the long numeric domain 71360.com. While 4N domains are quite common in corporate China, 5N is rare. The 71360.com website prominently displays both the Chinese brand (珍岛) and English brand (Trueland), but apparently does not have any explicit explanation for this domain choice.

Nevertheless, the hint comes from its About page which shows the following tag line above the English brand: 为企业提供360度全方位服务. Here is the answer. 71360.com consists of two parts: 71 rhymes with Pinyin words Qi Ye (企业 = enterprises) and 360 refers to full-service. All together, 71360.com means “providing 360-degree full-service for enterprises”.

With the meaning of 71360 explained, customers within China may remember the domain with no difficulty. However, the meaning will be lost once the startup expands beyond China. If Trueland aspires to go global, the brand-matching Trueland.com is vital. For brand protection, Trueland.cn (unresolved), Zhendao.com (for sale), Zhendao.cn (under construction), as well as other related domains should also be considered.

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Top stories: a record-smashing domain sale

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 15:23

This is the first in a series of posts covering top stories in the domain industry from 2019.

In 2010, the domain name Sex.com sold for $13 million. It was a record for a cash transaction.

I’ve heard whispers of other, bigger domain sales since then. But none of them have ever been publicly confirmed.

So the Sex.com record stood as the highest price paid for a domain that was publicly disclosed. Until 2019.

That’s when Block.one, a blockchain company, paid a staggering $30 million to acquire Voice.com from Microstrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR).

Block.one had some funny money to play with. It apparently raised $4 billion in an initial coin offering, despite having no product. The company probably laughed when it paid the U.S. SEC only $24 million to settle securities claims.

The company plans to launch a social network using the domain, but it still hasn’t launched.

Will this domain record last a decade as Sex.com did?

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The cultural reason 2 letter domains are valuable in China

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 20:55

Kassey Lee explains why two-letter domain names aren’t valuable in China just because they are rare.

Recently a domain investor asked me if ST has any meaning in Chinese. That got me thinking about 2L (letter-letter) domains in general. In fact, 2L domains are very valuable not only because they are scarce, but also, in China, they are unique in the Chinese culture.

I remember when I was growing up in Hong Kong, names that I came across consisted of mostly two Chinese characters — in other words two Pinyin words. Examples are big bank Hui Feng (汇丰 = HSBC), supermarket Bai Jia (百佳 = PARKnSHOP), city name Xiang Gang (香港 = Hong Kong), and even movie star Cheng Long (成龙 = Jackie Chan). It’s a 2-pin world.

This is also reflected in corporate China. If you look at the 2018 Top 100 Chinese Internet Companies list, you’ll see that 37 companies use Pinyin domains, ranging from 1-pin to 4-pin as follows: 1-pin (5%), 2-pin (79%), 3-pin (11%), and 4-pin (5%). 2-pin domains are clearly sought after by corporate users.

The love for 2-pin can be seen in the extreme case of Alibaba. The name “a li ba ba” (阿里巴巴) is 4-pin but Chinese consumers prefer 2-pin, so Alibaba is also nicknamed “Ali” (阿里). This shift can be seen in many Alibaba sub-brands such as AliExpress (AliExpress.com), AliSports (AliSports.com), and AliTrip (AliTrip.com).

How does preference for 2-pin relate to 2L domains? A 2-pin name can be shortened to a 2L domain by using its acronym, which is the ultimate domain upgrade for corporate China. A good example is Jing Dong (京东), the third largest internet company in the world according to Wikipedia. It owns JingDong.com but its corporate domain is JD.com. Another example is Bai Lian (百联) using BL.com as its corporate domain.

See it from the other side, 2L domains are very versatile and can be used to create a variety of Chinese brands for different business fields. For example, ST can be the acronym for more than one hundred 2-pin names, such as Shi Tu (师徒 = master and disciples) for education, Shi Tu (视图 = view) for video, and San Tong (三通 = three channels) for media.

In short, 2L domains are very valuable in corporate China.

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4 U.S. lawmakers question .Org sale

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 21:56

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren among those concerned about sales of .org registry.

Four Lawmakers sent a letter with questions about the sale of .org to Ethos Capital.

Three U.S. Senators and a U.S. Representative have sent a letter to Ethos Capital, Internet Society and Public Interest Registry questioning the decision to sell .org to Ethos.

Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif. sent the letter that includes nine questions about the proposed sale.

Among the group’s concerns are:

  • Censorship
  • The potential that .org will move jurisdictions outside the United States
  • How prices will be controlled
  • How the proposed .org stewardship council will work, and if it will have veto power of decisions such as pricing

The Senators and Respresentative also want the registry transfer request and answers to ICANN’s latest questions to be made public.

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Ms Paris in China

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 14:59

Chinese companies sometimes use English-based domains instead of Pinyin.

Ms Paris uses only an English domain name.

There is a misconception by some domain investors that China prefers Pinyin domains and that English-based domains do not sell. This is simply not true. Today, I’ll show you a Chinese startup which uses an English-based domain.

Ms Paris (女神派) is a fashion platform which enables women to rent designer dresses. It was founded in March, 2015 by Ms Paris Xu. Members can go online and select a dress from more than 100 major brands such as Vera Wang, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, and Valentino, and have it delivered to their door the next day.

The fashion startup received $3 million Series Pre-A funding in January, 2016, followed by Series B in early 2018 and Series B+ at the end of the year. It claims to be the largest womens fashion sharing platform in Asia.

In the name, “Ms” refers to women regardless of whether they are married or not, and “Paris” is the capital of fashion. So, the name is very appropriate for the service the startup provides. (It also happens that the founder is a woman and her English name is “Paris”.)

Its corporate domain is the English brand-matching MsParis.com, which was registered on September 1, 2014. Wayback Machine records indicate its first use on March 16, 2015, displaying contents by the Chinese fashion startup. Therefore, it’s likely the company just invested a mere $10 to secure this important digital address. (Just imagine if you owned this domain when the startup appeared on the horizon.)

Apparently, the company focuses only on the domain for its English brand. No domain matching its Chinese brand Nu Shen Pai (女神派 = goddess group) is found. NSP.com is used by a renewable energy company in China and NuShenPai.com does not resolve. My Baidu search has not uncovered any additional domain used by the company. Related domains such as MsParis.cn, NSP.cn, and NuShenPai.cn do not resolve.

So, the startup uses only one domain: English-based and .com.

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Great example of a domain upgrade: Nursing.com

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 19:11

Company is moving from NRSNG.com to Nursing.com next month.

This year Nursing.com sold for $950,000. The buyer made a huge upgrade: it is moving from NRSNG.com to Nursing.com.

NRSNG Nursing.com helps nurses succeed in nursing school. It provides online courses and helps them prepare for their standardized test.

The sale was reported in June, and making a domain name shift takes preparation. Jon Haws, founder of NRSNG, posted a video to Nursing.com explaining the shift to the new domain name that will take place next month.

You’ll note in his video that he’s had to pronounce his company name as if it was five words. N-R-S-N-G. What a difference it will be to just say Nursing.com! The company even made a cute video using hangman to show the difference.

Here’s the video about making the switch:

And the video hangman video:

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Three letter domains can have end user value in China

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 17:55

Three letter domains aren’t just an investment in China. They can make great brands.

LLL .com domains are called liquid domains for a good reason. They are commonly used as acronyms in many countries including China. So, there is high demand for them. One example that’s in the news is DJI.com, a drone maker that is entangled in the current US-China trade war.

Although LLL .com domains are very valuable, there are still owners who fail to pay the tiny amount of renewal fee, resulting in these domains expiring and being picked up by investors in domain auctions. This is what happened recently when FDJ.com expired and subsequently sold for $40,100 in an auction. By the way, DJI paid $300,000 to acquire DJI.com in 2013, so you can see end users are willing to pay good prices to acquire LLL .com domains.

FDJ.com is very versatile. In China alone, many brands can be created from this acronym. I just spent a few minutes and already came up with the following brands.

Pinyin Chinese Meaning Application Fen Dou Jia 奋斗家 someone working hard to improve his life success magazine, personal development Fang Dong Jian 房东箭 landlord arrows tools for landlords Fang Dai Jing 房贷京 home loan capital mortgages Fu Dao Jun 辅导军 tutoring army tutoring services Fang Dao Jing 防盗警 anti-theft police security systems Fu Da Jiang 富大疆 large territory of fortune investment services

From these example, you can see that LLL .com domains have great future in China because of their ability to create a variety of brands.

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Future Media Architects sues Akin Gump, claims malpractice

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 04:49

FMA, once one of the domain industry’s most revered domain investors, sues its former attorneys.

For years, Future Media Architects was known in the domain name industry for owning a portfolio of high-quality domain names—and for never selling them.

People knew the company’s founder, Thunayan Al-Ghanim, as Elequa. He was somewhat of a mystery man, but domain investors envied his portfolio.

Then, earlier this decade, Future Media Architects (FMA) started selling domain names. It was difficult to get a picture of what changed. It became clear that there was a family struggle over the company, which Thunayan co-owned with his sister Shareefah.

A new lawsuit (pdf) sheds more light on what has happened in the interim, and alleges that law firm Akin Gump took advantage of both Thunayan and FMA. As Thunayan allegedly suffered from substance abuse and mental health problems, Akin Gump began representing both him personally and FMA, according to the suit.

In addition to this troubling dual role, the lawsuit alleges that Akin Gump and its employees then undertook a series of bizarre transactions and relationships to its financial benefit. The suit states:

Akin Gump’s transgressions included: FMA-funded family vacations for Akin Gump personnel; the personal expenses of an Akin Gump attorney and her family members were paid for by FMA; numerous bank accounts were held jointly by an Akin Gump lawyer and Thunayan; jobs at FMA were given to the family members of an Akin Gump attorney, one of whom was directed by Akin Gump lawyers to live and travel with Thunayan; the unauthorized transfers of hundreds of thousands of dollars to accounts and entities jointly owned and/or run by an Akin Gump lawyer; establishing shell companies which were jointly owned and controlled by an Akin Gump lawyer; and the sale of some of FMA’s most valuable domain names in rushed and below-market transactions.

Those rushed domain sales included bit.com for $300,000 and 333.com for $750,000, according to FMA. Akin Gump billed FMA for advising on these sales while paying a commission to Uniregistry to facilitate them, the suit says.

FMA believes these sales were rushed through in order to generate cash to pay Akin Gump. In fact, an Akin Gump attorney used access to FMA accounts to pay some of the bills, the suit alleges.

The complaint says the law firm helped Thunayan open special purpose entities and bank accounts, some of which Akin Gump employees were able to control.

Heidi Liss, who was Senior Counsel for the firm, formed companies such as Accubon LLC and Vista Global Advisors, LLC, according to the lawsuit. The latter’s website states:

We provide bespoke consulting and advisory services to international private clients and their professional advisors. Through our global network, we provide customized solutions to protect wealth and provide for future generations.

In 2015, Accubon, which was owned by Liss, entered into a consulting agreement with FMA, the suit states. According to the the lawsuit, the agreement installed Liss as FMA’s interim CFO and member of FMA’s executive management team. The lawsuit alleges that Liss subsequently transferred funds from FMA entities to Vista Global. FMA also paid off Liss’s and her daughter’s credit card bills in 2015 for charges including hair cuts, Broadway tickets and a purchase at Nordstrom, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that Liss worked with Akin Gump lawyers to get her daughter hired as Thunayan’s personal assistant at an annual salary of $120,000.

Akin Gump also represented both Thunayan and FMA on both sides of a $3 million loan between the two parties to purchase a condo in Cayman Islands, according to the lawsuit.

FMA is seeking damages in excess of $20 million.

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Is .icu actively used in corporate China?

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 18:03

Kassey Lee examines .icu in China, where most of its registrations are.

According to Namestat.org, the .icu extension is the best-selling new gTLD (I prefer calling it niche extension) with more than 4.2 million registrations in total and 3.7 million registrations in China. This is a significant size when compared with the 12.8 million .com domains in the same market. So, are .icu domains actively used in corporate China like .com?

The term “icu” is supposed to mean “I see you” but I doubt many consumers in China understand the meaning of the acronym. The first Baidu search result on “icu” is actually a Baidu encyclopedia entry on “Intensive Care Unit”. Anyway, I did a simple test by entering “site:icu” into Baidu search. This search parameter lists domains belonging to the .icu extension. I then checked the first five pages of search results (50 domains).

The only search result found to have real content is NIC.icu, which is actually a compulsory domain the .icu registry must use to provide general information about the .icu extension. It was the first search result displayed. The remaining search results were mostly adult or lottery/betting sites. A blogging site (ovwane.icu) was found but it is not business in nature. Several sites displayed a warning of hacker risk. One domain did not even resolve.

One name that stands out is Yi Ke Long (亿客隆). No detailed information about this name was found but this name is associated with a lot of domains in the search results. Examples are NBSWZ.icu, UKRZN.icu, and AJKEU.icu. I have no idea what all these character combinations mean. They all have a simple home page with no clear purpose.

Also, often the title and description in a search result are different from its website content. For example, the search result for AJKEU.icu indicates a tourism agency in Zhejiang but the actual website is just a simple directory. Some domains even forward visitors to the .top extension. For example, LDLFJ(.)icu redirects to 666.JTDFP(.)top (betting site) and m.15887878753(.)icu goes to 789.LFJDG(.)top.

With plenty of domains available for registration at affordable prices in the last few years, I expected to find good quality domains in the search results. Surprisingly, I found none and I found no serious website developed. There is no sign that .icu is actively used by corporate China.

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What domains Cisco and others bought at Uniregistry

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 14:29

Cisco bought a new domain for a product launch, plus other domain purchases.

Cisco acquired SiliconOne.com before announcing its new product.

Uniregistry release its top 20 sales for the last two weeks combined, and it had some nice domains. The most notable buyer is Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), but it wasn’t the most expensive domain on the list. Here’s what I dug up:

1. companionpet.com $25,000 – Someone using Google Registrar bought the domain. I suspect it’s an end user.

2. phoneparts.com $25,000 – Whois privacy.

3. xtag.com $23,000 – Pixeline Technologies is an Israeli firm that provides a conference technology called Xtag.

4. ventured.com $20,000 – The buyer is setting up a WordPress site.

5. poas.com $20,000 – The buyer might be in the UK.

6. b2bsales.com $16,500 – The domain forwards to GetReqs.com, a technology for recruiters.

7. uterineprolapse.com $16,000 – Someone in Missouri bought this domain.

8. spartacus.net $12,000 – Whois privacy

9. kosmetics.com $10,000 – The domain is forwarding to TheBomb.com, which is coming soon.

10. nonchalant.com $10,000 – Channing and Company, a branding and design company, bought this domain.

11. bitradio.com $10,000 – This was a wise purchase for the free radio service that uses the domain bitrad.io.

12. invinity.com $10,000 – Someone in California bought this domain.

13. siliconone.com $9,600 – Cisco bought this for Silicone One, the brand name of its new silicon.

14. ngine.com $8,325 – It appears the buyer is ecommerce company Ngine, which uses the domain Ngine.se.

15. sporttravel.com $8,050 – The domain has a coming soon page that says you will be able to book sports travel packages.

16. nysu.com $8,000 – E Commerce Ventures Inc in Wyoming

17. uncommon.org $7,750 – Someone in New York bought this domain

18. zonesafe.com $7,600 – The domain forwards to ZoneSafe.net, a company that offers proximity warnings to prevent human/machine collisions.

19. metaphores.com $5,500 – French intellectual property attorneys Scan Advocats. It likely bought this for a client.

20. butterflywing.com $5,000 – Someone in British Columbia.

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RDNH: A domain has to be registered in bad faith

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 18:39

A WIPO panelist finds reverse domain name hijacking because the domain was only used in bad faith, not registered in bad faith.

Used in bad faith, but not registered in bad faith.

World Intellectual Property Organization panelist Tony Willoughby just wrote a decision that reflects a key requirement of UDRP: the domain has to be registered in bad faith, not just used in bad faith.

The case involves Adventure SAS, a French company that sells paramotors, paragliders, and trikes. It filed a cybersquatting dispute against BlackHawk Paramotors USA and the domain AdventureParamotorsUSA.com. BlackHawk was a distributor of Adventure SAS’s goods but that relationship was terminated.

It seems clear that BlackHawk is currently using the domain in bad faith. The website states that it is a ‘certified reseller’ of the Complainant’s products, which is no longer true. When the Complainant asked the Respondent to shut down the website, the Respondent said it would do so for $10,000 to help recover the cost.

But the UDRP states that a domain must be registered and used in bad faith, not just used in bad faith.

That’s an issue for Adventure SAS, because panelist Willoughby notes that it’s quite clear the domain was registered in good faith as part of a reseller arrangement.

BlackHawk didn’t respond to the dispute, but Willoughby did his duty by considering reverse domain name hijacking. He found that Adventure SAS filed the dispute in abuse of the policy because it was clear that the domain wasn’t registered in bad faith.

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How are new gTLDs doing in China?

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:02

Kassey Lee examines the market for new domains in China.

More than 1,000 new gTLDs (generic top-level domains) were released five years ago. How are they doing in China? Let’s look at the best-selling ones as they relate to China.

A bit of personal preference. I don’t like to call them “new gTLDs” because they are actually no longer new and the term “gTLD” is not easy to understand. So, I just call them niche extensions because many of them have specific uses — such as .club, .app, and .news.

When it comes to researching niche extensions, I use Namestat.org. Its home page provides several categories useful to investors: Top 10, Top 20, and Top 50. For this article, I’ve picked the Top 10 category and listed the best-selling extensions below.

Ranking Extension Total Domains China Only 1 .icu 4,152,307 3,660,320 2 .top 3,348,847 895,604 3 .xyz 2,379,173 755,200 4 .site 1,727,536 456,675 5 .vip 1,302,939 381,847 6 .online 1,245,226 224,491 7 .club 1,213,987 451,678 8 .wang (net) 943,145 936,994 9 .live 703,269 – 10 .shop 636,764 230,032

Note that the “China Only” column indicates domains where country of registration can be clearly identified. Because domains can be placed in privacy or their information blocked due to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), their country of registration then cannot be known. The extreme case happens to .live where the vast majority of .live domains are under privacy (97%), making it not possible to determine whether the domains are registered in China or not.

The Top 10 list shows that China is very active in the niche extensions. One explanation I have read is that many Chinese investors see themselves as being too late to make it big in the well-established areas of .com and .cn. They wanted to start in a new investment area and the niche extensions offered them such opportunity when they were released a few years ago. Of course, low-price and aggressive promotion by registries/registrars also help.

In the list, there are several extensions that are well understood in China. “top”, “vip”, “club”, and “shop” are simple English words that most Chinese consumers should have no problem understanding their meanings. For example, “vip” is a popular term that is already incorporated in many domains such as VIP.com and VIPKids.com. Obviously, .wang domains are 99% registered in China because it is actually a Pinyin word meaning “net” and it’s a common name. What really puzzles me is the .icu extension. The term is supposed to mean “I see you” but I doubt it is widely understood in China.

Surprisingly, some of the niche extensions in the list have done much better than established extensions in China. For example, .icu has 3.7 million registrations, which is more than three times the 1.1 million .net registrations in China. However, none of the niche extensions are included in the annual “Statistical Report on the Internet Development in China” by CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center), which has been tracking domains since 1996. This may suggest their real use in website development is not significant enough to prompt CNNIC to include them.

Therefore, if you plan to sell domains in these niche extensions to China, be prepared that there may not be many corporate buyers ready for them and most activities may be limited to trading among investors.

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The final Sedo end user sales list of 2019

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 14:20

A Canadian resort, a consignment app, and a Las Vegas club directory bought domain names.

This will be the final list of Sedo end user sales for the year as Sedo takes a hiatus from reporting sales during the holidays.

The company’s top sale of the week was xchange.com for $42,077. It’s likely an end user at that price, but I can’t determine who it is. There are many registered trademarks for xchange. Cryptocurrency comes to mind.

Here’s a look at some of the domains end users bought at Sedo this past week. See prior end user lists here.

ThistleDown.ca $15,495 – The whois shows the domain was purchased by Opinicon, a hotel and resort in Ontario, Canada. It’s unclear what this domain will be used for. Thistledown.com is used by a casino company.

Oakbrook.com $13,500 – This domain was purchased by Oakbrook Finance, a UK-based commercial lending and financial firm.

Lyckost.com €12,175 – The domain forwards to Lyckost.se. I can’t visit that website, though, so I’m not sure what it is.

Less.app $12,000 – Forwards to Less.today. Less is a mobile app in development for users to buy and sell used clothing. This is the fifth-highest .app sale tracked by Namebio.

VegasNightClubs.com $10,000 – Forwards to LasVegasNightClubs.com, a directory for night club listings where people can make online reservations for clubs and nightlife spots.

KKnow.com $9,995 – The buyer, KKBox Taiwan, offers a streaming music app.

XPS.net $7,499 – Whois shows Mobiblocks owns this domain. It is an app developer, so this domain might be for a new app in development.

PingDirectory.com $4,788 – This domain was bought by the Ping Identity Corporation, a software and technology company out of Denver that offers products for identity security.

Enablers.org $4,499 – This domain was purchased by a consulting firm, The Strategic Insight. The purchase might have been for a client.

XOBeauty.com $4,000 – The Revolution Company s.r.o. is a makeup company.

Bookem.com $4,000 – Bookem is an online client scheduling system.

HINF.com $3,888 – Forwards to HolidayInnNiagaraFalls.com, so it seems this domain was purchased as a shorter domain for the hotel chain’s Niagara Falls location.

Obstkorb.de €2,400 – Forwards to Obstkorb-Hamburg.de, a delivery service that makes office and home deliveries of fresh fruit baskets from a weekly market in Hamburg, Germany.

 

 

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