04 Jan '18, 2pm

#4 in 2017: A new TLD death spiral?

This is the seventh in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by views. It’s been apparent for years that new top level domains aren’t meeting the expectations applicants had for the domains. A big new TLD cheerleader succumbed to this reality earlier this year. Frank Schilling announced a major price hike for most of Uniregistry’s top level domain names early in 2017. (This set a lot of balls in motion that are the subject of the #2 story of the year.) Schilling admitted that his expectations for sales were not being met. He came on the DNW Podcast to talk about the price hike and why it was necessary. Schilling said that he was in the red on many of these domains and wanted to get them to profitability. Also, if he could do it all over again, he would have applied for a different set of domains. One of the reasons I believe Rightside sold itself this...

Full article: https://domainnamewire.com/2018/01/04/4-2017-new-tld-deat...

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