How to Turn Your Existing Domain Into an eCommerce Shop Using WooCommerce

If you have an existing WordPress website and are finally getting around to turning it into an online shop, the WooCommerce plugin is a reliable, affordable, and painless way of doing so. WooCommerce is one of the most popular free eCommerce solutions on the market today. It is easy to set up, offers plenty of […]

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I still think emoji domains are a bad investment

My opinion hasn’t changed and here’s why. I’ve had a few people email to ask what I think about emoji domain names as an investment, especially after domain investor Gregg Ostrick paid $11,201 for ☯.com (Punycode: xn--w4h.com). My answer hasn’t changed since I wrote about this back in May: people are flushing money down the […]

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Analysis: next generation companies in China still prefer .com

Kassey Lee reviews top level domain usage by top new internet companies in China. Several years ago some domain experts predicted that the next generation companies would prefer new extensions because of better names at lower prices than .com. Is this trend happening now? I want to know, so do people investing in the Chinese […]

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Google reminds everyone how .mobi domains are stupid

.Mobi domains used to have a point. Now they don’t. Last week Google posted a quick guide to moving from a subdomain for a mobile site to just using the same domain and a responsive site. The post doesn’t mention .mobi, but the same concept applies: In 2017, there’s no reason to have a separate […]

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Domain name humor in Catastrophe

Having fund with fake top level domain names. If you want a good laugh, you should definitely check out the Amazon Original Series Catastrophe. There’s even some domain name humor in the season finale of season two. Sharon and Rob are fighting, and Rob points out that they need to make arrangements for the kids: […]

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Blockchain and Hurricane Harvey were popular in domains last month

Lots of blockchain related domains were registered in .com in August. Verisign has published the list of “trending keywords” in new .com registrations last month. Keywords on the list doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Words related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies dominated the charts: crypto, bit, block and chain. Houston and Harvey were also on […]

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Some .AI domain name functions limited due to Hurricane Irma

Hurricane knocked out power in Anguilla. Some domain name transactions for .AI domain names, which have become popular for artificial intelligence companies, are not working due to Hurricane Irma. The hurricane hit the island nation of Anguilla, which is actually what .AI stands for. Thanks to the distributed nature of domain servers, .ai domains are […]

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Heading to WHD next week? Here are some interesting sessions.

From net neutrality to blockchain, here are three interesting sessions at next week’s conference. WorldHostingDays is heading to Las Vegas next week and much of the domain name industry will be there. If you will be at the conference and have something to talk about, drop me a line to set up a meeting. Here […]

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Richard Tindal leaves Donuts

Exit follows Stahura’s role change. Half of new top level domain name company Donuts’ founding team is no longer in their original day-to-day roles. The company announced that Richard Tindal, COO and one of four co-founders of the company, has “retired” from Donuts. Earlier this year, co-founder and CEO Paul Stahura switched roles with Bruce […]

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What if Donald Trump tweeted about domain names?

It would probably look a lot like this. Twitter has given Donald Trump an easy and direct way to reach his fans at any time of day, even (especially) at 3 am. Wonder what it would look like if Trump tweeted about domain names? Probably something like this: OK, OK, so if they look familiar, […]

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