Saturday Update – USA USA USA .XXX
Much like most of you I assume, I am going to be watching the US soccer team today as they play Ghana in the World Cup. I played soccer for many years, and it’s amazing to see World Cup fever hit the US. I am sure it won’t last much beyond the end of the World Cup.
On to some updates:
- People frequently ask me what types of domain names I’ve been selling lately. Over the past two months, I’ve sold a number of city .com domain names of all sizes. I am working on small margins on most of the names, but they aren’t names I would get a chance to develop, so it’s better to sell them.
- I am away for the weekend in Cape Cod, and we passed through a number of nice towns like Mashpee, Abington, Weymouth and a few others. I also ran in the Harwich 5k this morning. Some of the geodomain names I sold in the last 2 months include Mashpee.com, Abington.com, Weymouth.com and Harwich.com. I am keeping (and re-developing) Newburyport.com!
- Just another friendly reminder that the Verisign price increase goes into effect on July 1st. Companies like Name.com have transfer and registration specials to help domain investors keep their costs low.
- I think .XXX is going to be very telling when it comes to gTLDs. I know it’s not just for adult sites to use, but I can’t see many others using them. The adult industry has always been at the forefront of technological advancements, and it’s going to take a strong marketing effort to get people to learn about .XXX and to adopt. I think a lot of other gTLD registries should pay close attention to how .XXX is marketed and adopted. Sure, .XXX isn’t really “needed,” but the same can probably said about any future gTLD that is introduced.
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