Domain price increases : Gave ICANN a piece of my mind, and so should you

Domain prices increase, and that's a fact of the industry's regulatory direction. A contract renewal by ICANN has given extensive rights to Verisign, managers of the .com and .net TLDs, to jack up prices at rates unseen before. Normally, ICANN is expected to regulate prices so that the … [Read more...]

Domain registrar journey across two decades

Having registered my first domain in early 1997, I took a minute to recall what has changed in the domain registrar industry since then. Network Solutions remained the only registrar during the first few years of the commercial Internet, but that changed quickly. As with every industry, once … [Read more...]

Domain security : Password protect your USB drive

When traveling, whether it's to attend domain name conferences or for leisure, make sure all your digital devices are safe and secure. At the turn of the new year, I took a trip to Puerto Rico; a great place, where the food is delicious and the people and island waters are warm year-round. A … [Read more...]

The PIR ORGy should not drive domain investors away from this premium TLD

The sale of PIR to a newly formed entity that's not covered by the non-profit umbrella might have been widely accepted, if the timing were different. Weeks after ICANN decided to ignore more than 3,200 comments against provisions giving the green light to renewing the PIR contract with no price … [Read more...]

Sedo pays really, really fast for domain auctions

As a domain investor, when I sell a domain name through a third party platform, I'm eager to get paid for the digital asset I provided, as fast as possible. Our interconnected world offers a number of monetary exchange platforms that are designed to offer speed, security - and usually not both at … [Read more...]