PALM BEACH, FL – About a year and half ago in April of 2018, I wrote about an out-of-the-ordinary domain name sale when the new gTLD domain “Vacation.Rentals” changed hands for a little over ‘half a million’ in cash, supposedly. I still sort of question the sale as either authentic and insane - or completely bogus, intentionally and strategically planned to not only create industry buzz, but boost sales for nGTLDs. Either way, and it probably doesn't really mater … [Read more...]
New GTLD Meltdown: Is “.CLUB” Struggling to Hang On To 1 Million Registrations?
**** 10/22/2019 UPDATE: Numbers Reported for “.CLUB” Decline Due to Registry Quality Compliance & Cleanup **** PALM BEACH, FL – According to domain name investor, or should I dare use the recently coined moniker from the domain industry's new advocate Tamara Kurtzman Esq. “anticipatory cybersquatter”, Rick Swartz – who has been one of the most successful domain name speculators in the history of domain names, the “.CLUB” nGTLD domain extension is experiencing what he … [Read more...]
gTLD Madness: Five Years Later and Where Are We Now? T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Panel Debate
NEW YORK - By the time I started visiting domain conferences in person, unfortunately, what I feel was the greatest domain conference of all time, Howard Neu and Rick Schwartz’s T.R.A.F.F.I.C., had seen its last days. I wish it weren’t so. I think the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conferences were the best respected domain conferences in history; I can only wish that Howard and Rick, for whatever reason, will team up again and bring it back one day, because everything else, in my opinion, … [Read more...]