…the “build it and they will come” days are over. Gotta work for it.
I don’t have to tell you that the conflict between the domain name system’s WHOIS service and the GDPR that will come into force this May is a super hot topic in the industry that will be discussed.
You can now test it for .com and .net. Afilias also has a pilot for .info. [Written before GDPR debate in full swing.]
Wow it’s hard to believe we shot this video EIGHT years ago this week inside the DMZ looking over to the border with North Korea, while attending the ICANN 36 meeting.
Some new domain extension (new gTLD) registry operators may be doing OK or even much better than OK despite lackluster volume. Unfortunately for more than a few, not so much.
It is clear now that the new gTLD industry has not “killed” it.
Chinese search engine giant Baidu has started using TLD Registry, Ltd.’s Chinese IDN TLDs with 百度.在线 (“BaiduOnline”) and 百度.中文网 (“BaiduWebsite”) with no redirects.
Shell out $50,000 or more and you get a “High Class” stand. Anything less and you get an “Ordinary” stand.
Xiamen is a lovely metropolis with fabulous outdoor markets and attractions. It’s known as China’s “domain island” where several domain name registrars and domain investors are located.
Back home in Austin after 39 days, 7 countries/territories, 13 flights, 7 hotels, 2 rental cars, countless meetings, Ubers and taxis—and 1 carry on for the whole shootin’ match