Domain name speculation is the practice of identifying and registering or acquiring Internet domain names with the intent of selling them later for a profit.The main targets of domain name speculation are generic words which can be valuable for type-in traffic and for the dominant position they would have in any field due to their descriptive nature. Hence generic words and phrases such as poker, insurance, travel, creditcards, sex and others are attractive targets of domain speculation in any top-level domain.The speculative characteristics of domain names may be linked to news reports or current events. However, the effective period during which such opportunities exist may be limited.
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  • One in seven new gTLD domain names are actually just numbers

    … access to on July 19*, DI counted 20,933,637 unique domain names of which 3,259,684 were purely numeric. In other words, 15.57% of new gTLD domain names only contain numbers before the dot. Fourteen gTLDs have a third or more of their zones fully numeric. One is two-thirds numeric. The reason for this, of course, is China. Numeric domains…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • NamesCon 2015 bigger, longer and more popular

    … runs a couple of Chinese-script new gTLDs, has a strong presence at NamesCon too, sponsoring a day-long session on the Chinese domain market on the Sunday. Keynote speakers during the conference proper include Akram Atallah, president of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, as well as executives from Go Daddy, Donuts, Uniregistry and others. DI…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Another SEO tool drops the word “SEO”

    … in the business world. The equity built up around a brand is often hard to measure and is underestimated when the decision to change a brand arises. Majestic also learnt from Moz’s migration from SEOMoz. They looked at the change in tandem with a large functionality launch and in hindsight this caused them several challenges. By contrast, Majestic went…

    Marketing Pilgrimin SEO Google Twitter- 7 readers -
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