The stories behind two of the largest nTLD sales to date

For decades, the aftermarket sale of Premium Domains has followed a specific patten: They’ve always been short, keyword-rich sales of predominantly .com domain names. But with the introduction of hundreds of new domain extensions, a new frontier of Premiums was born. Now, after several years of smart investors jumping onto the new TLD trend early, we’re beginning to see major payoff for those who were brave enough to invest in opportunity when they saw it.

While there have been a number of notable sales of aftermarket and Premium new TLDs, there are two that stand out—each of which brought in a whopping 6-figures in profit.

Let’s get rid of all the passwords

By Gary Stevens

Can you imagine an online world without passwords? Probably not, but the fact is that passwords have always come with risk. No one understands that better than Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The 21st century was barely underway when Gates predicted that technology would one day replace passwords with options that are more secure.

What you may not know is that some of those alternatives are already up and running. Thanks to advances in Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Biometrics, we’re poised to get rid of passwords altogether. Here’s what you should know about these newer approaches to information security and what they could mean for you.

The best domain tools in the industry? Yeah, we think so too.

2013 was a good year.  Twitter held their IPO, Apple debuted the new iPhone 5S, the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl (The Editor disagrees that this is a good thing), Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born, and Name.com launched the brand new Domain Management tools. Six years ago these domain tools were cutting edge—and for the most part, they have stood the test of time.

But we knew we could do better.

The state of cyber security in 2019: A half-year retrospective

By Sam Bocetta

For most of North America, approaching the middle of the year means going on summer vacation, preparing for the Atlantic hurricane season and enjoying warmer weather.

For many information security specialists, the half-year mark involves looking at how cyber threats have unfolded since January and detecting patterns that may suggest the direction that cybercrime groups are headed in the near future.

5 ideas for selecting your new domain name

By Alisha Shibli

Let’s say you’ve got the best idea since sliced bread. Now all you need is a perfect name that can represent this idea. The process is certainly not easy.

When coming up with a name for your idea — could be a startup, a personal blog, a product, a rebrand, or just about anything else — it is difficult to determine where to start. Normally when it comes to creating an excellent brand, the first step is to define the brand’s underlying tone and aligning it with your audience and your overall strategic plan.