Domain Name Market in 2006: Will the Explosion Continue?

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New survey to determine domain name industry trajectory in 2006

The domain name industry has received unprecedented press in 2005 including articles in The Wall Street Journal and Business 2.0. Leading domain industry news source Domain Name Wire ( is conducting a study of the domain name market and where it’s heading in 2006.

The study will gather viewpoints from domain name investors and service providers on topics including:

•Should ICANN retain control of the internet?

•Will domain name theft hurt the industry?

•What will happen to domain name values in 2006?

•Where is the pay-per-click advertising marketing heading?

Domain name sales continue to grab headlines. This year’s largest publicly announced deal to date is, which sold for over $1,000,000.

“There’s a lot of excitement in the industry right now,” said Domain Name Wire editor Andrew Allemann. “A number of people are just now entering the market and believe there’s still opportunity to make money. This survey will help us understand the market pulse and where we’ll be at the end of 2006.”

The results of Domain Name Wire’s 2006 Domain Name Survey will be released to the public at the conclusion of the survey. Domain name owners and services providers are encouraged to participate by visiting

About Domain Name Wire is a leading news resource for the domain name industry. It reports on domain sales, service providers, domain registrars, trademark decisions, and other industry news. Visit for more information.


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