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When will we get back in person for domain events?
I hope that in-person conferences can restart later this year or early next year. NamesCon organizers announced today that July’s NamesCon Europe event in Budapest is canceled. This comes on the heels of ICANN announcing that the ICANN71 Policy...
Discussion
March 17, 2021, 3:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
16 end user domain sales led by a €55,000 .co
A two-letter .co domain sold for big bucks at Sedo. Sedo’s weekly sales list this week is topped by a .co domain that sold for €55,000, or about $65,000. It’s a new high-water mark for a two-letter .co domain, although several others...
Discussion
March 16, 2021, 6:37 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Nominet (.UK) could be forced to change its focus after vote next week
Many members want Nominet to be boring again. Three years ago, I wrote about ICANN’s budget crisis and what I thought the heart of the matter was. I wrote: ICANN should be a boring organization but it hired people who want to make a difference....
Discussion
March 16, 2021, 5:24 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How to merge Network Solutions / Register accounts
Here’s how to combine multiple accounts created by Web.com’s dropcatching services. One of the things I hope Newfold Digital does now that it owns the Web.com properties is to fix its aftermarket. I assume the long-term vision is to combi...
Discussion
March 15, 2021, 7:36 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign’s .com printing press – DNW Podcast #329
How Verisign got such a profitable business and what the future holds. Verisign operates one of the most profitable large businesses in the world thanks to a no-bid contract to operate the .com namespace. My guest on today’s show talks about ho...
Discussion
March 15, 2021, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Is this trademark infringement or cybersquatting?
Confusing similarity might be a stretch. A World Intellectual Property (WIPO) panelist has found in favor of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, a generic drugs maker, in a dispute it filed against the domain DrLede.com. The pharmaceutical company uses t...
Discussion
March 12, 2021, 5:09 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Org offers domain quality program to other registries
System rewards registrars for the quality of their registrations, not just the quantity. Many registries measure their success by the total domains in their namespace. They provide incentives for registrars to sell more of their domains by either cha...
Discussion
March 12, 2021, 4:51 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Here’s what sold on NameJet and SnapNames last month
98 domains sold for $2,000 or more last month. Web.com’s (or should I say Newfold Digital’s?) aftermarkets NameJet and SnapNames combined for $368,000 in sales of domains over $2,000 in February. The top sale was only $15,000 but there we...
Discussion
March 11, 2021, 7:28 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
NFTs are the newest manufactured scarcity
What do you call too many rare things? Something that’s not rare at all. Like many boys who grew up in the 80s and 90s, I collected baseball cards. My brother and I would pool our allowance and head to the Magik Market convenience store, where ...
Discussion
March 11, 2021, 4:56 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
End user domain name sales led by a $50,000 .io domain
A crypto exchange, a children’s footwear company and an auto parts manufacturer bought domain names. The cryptocurrency surge is creating lots of demand for domain names. The domains themselves aren’t always descriptive of cryptocurrency,...
Discussion
March 11, 2021, 2:46 pm
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