Domain Name Industry Outlook is Positive; Survey Results

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DomainNameWire.com has released results from its 2006 Domain Name Wire survey. The survey covers topics including ICANN, domain registrars, domain name monetization, and more.

DomainNameWire.com has released results from its 2006 Domain Name Wire survey. The survey covers a number of topics important to the domain name industry and includes responses from 582 people in over 80 countries.

Survey results can be viewed at http://domainnamewire.com/survey.

Some of the topics covered in the survey include:

-What are the most important factors when choosing a domain registrar? Price and security are the most important according to domain owners.

-Which registrars offer the best account management features and easiest transfers? GoDaddy and eNom take top honors.

-Which domain parking services are best? Newcomer NameDrive has quickly made a name for itself and received the most votes.

-How much does the typical person make from domain name parking? 39% of respondents earn less than $10 per thousand domain name views but 15% earn greater than $50.

-What is the best venue to buy and sell domain names? Domain name forums and aftermarkets are a popular place to buy and sell domains. The survey shows which of these are most popular.

-What is the biggest risk facing the domain name industry? 34% think it is changes in the pay-per-click advertising market and 20% think domain name theft is most worrisome.

-Is ICANN doing a good job? 81% of respondents think it’s doing an “acceptable” or “good job”, although opinion of its handling of the .com registry is negative.

-Should control of the domain name system be given to an international body? Only 38% of the industry at large thinks so -- and approval is lower among major domain investors.

-Should the .xxx domain be released? 63% of survey participants want to see the domain, but most people don’t want to see other top level domains introduced.

The survey includes vital information for anyone involved with the domain name industry including domain name registrars, investors, and service providers. Complete results can be downloaded for free at http://domainnamewire.com/survey.

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