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

    … Roughly one out of every seven new gTLD domain names active today is numbers-only before the dot, according to DI research. It might be surprising to some that the DNS, designed to turn immemorable numbers into memorable names, is actually being used to register millions of numeric domains. Using the almost 1,000 new gTLD zone files we had…

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

    … the roughly 525 registered a week before the 2014 event. Some are expecting the final turnout to top 800. Registrations were boosted as 2014 came to a close by the announcement that NamesCon had acquired the rights to use the longstanding DomainFest brand and domain to promote its own show. The show is due to run from Sunday, January 11 to Wednesday…

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

    … This guest post is by Majestic’s Marketing Director, Dixon Jones, who explains the reasons for their recent name change. Majestic, the link intelligence database that many SEOs have come to use on a daily basis, has dropped the “SEO” from it’s brand and from its domain name, to become Since most people won’t have used Google’s…

    Marketing Pilgrimin SEO Google Twitter- 7 readers -
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