Rickard Vikström

Rickard Vikström

Founder at DomainCrawler
Joined on October 3, 2022
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Rickard is one of Europe’s most prominent Internet entrepreneurs. Over the years of his career, he was involved as a founder and a board member in several companies, including Internet Vikings, which became one of the biggest domain name registrars for the iGaming industry. In 2008, driven by the vision of indexing the entire Internet, he started DomainCrawler, which became a pioneer in domain data collecting and structuring.

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Turning the Tide of Online Scams: Interview With Prof. Jorij Abraham, Global Anti-Scam Alliance

Professor Jorij Abraham has been a part of the international eCommerce community since 1997. From 2013 -- 2017, he has been Director of Research & Advise at Thuiswinkel.org (the Dutch Ecommerce Association) and the European Ecommerce Association with 25.000+ members in 20 countries. He is now Managing Director of Global Anti-Scam Alliance, whose mission is to protect consumers from getting scammed. He is also e-commerce professor at the University of Applied Sciences, TIO. more

Developing Models for the Prediction of Domain Name Renewal Rates

One of the key issues for the Domain industry is how to accurately predict year-on-year how many customers will renew their domain names. It's fairly common that a registry in the first year has around a 60% renewal rate, and following the first year, that increases to around 80 and 85 percent on the remaining domain names. But how can we understand better why this is so, how can this be more accurately predicted, and what can be done to help maximize these opportunities? more