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  • .me — 10 years and two percent of exports Crunch Network

    .me — 10 years and two percent of exports

    Ten years ago, Montenegro became an independent country, separating from Serbia by a narrow margin of less than 1 percent of required votes in an independent referendum. This new independence meant many changes for a country that’s roughly the size of Connecticut. One of those important changes was something few expected: the country’s new domain name extension. Read More

  • The silent evolution of domain names Crunch Network

    The silent evolution of domain names

    The internet has come a long way since the first domain name was registered in 1985. Even longer when you consider it was only 1994 when a WIRED writer contacted McDonald’s to see if they were interested in registering mcdonalds.com, and, well, got nowhere. Indeed, the state of the domain-name industry has vastly changed. Read More

  • How new domains are building better brands Crunch Network

    How new domains are building better brands

    New domain extensions have accumulated some pretty big numbers over the last couple of years. Collective registrations for the new GTLDs (generic top-level domains) have now surpassed 13 million, according to NTLD stats. This number is not small by any means. Read More

  • China Is Making Domain Name History Crunch Network

    China Is Making Domain Name History

    Short domains have always been valuable, but if you’re a company today and want to own a short domain name, your price just became a lot higher. And I mean a lot. There is a market unfolding that very few know about, and tens of millions of dollars are trading hands monthly. Over the last two years, China has become the largest buyer of domain names, resulting in what is likely the… Read More