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ICANN asks new TLD registries to ask for permission on China
Operators must submit RSEP for approval. Are Chinese gateways used to comply with real name verification rules in China a registry service? To date, it seems like only the operators of .XYZ think so. They submitted a so-called RSEP to ICANN to get ap...
Discussion
August 23, 2017, 5:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
More end user domain name sales
A law firm, lottery company and other end users bought domain names last week. My list of end user domain name sales from Sedo over the past week is short. Many domains that seem like end user buys have Whois privacy and aren’t resolving to a w...
Discussion
August 23, 2017, 3:15 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Blake Irving to retire from GoDaddy
Irving out, Wagner in. GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving announced yesterday afternoon that he will retire from GoDaddy at the end of the year. Scott Wagner, GoDaddy’s president and chief operating officer, will take over as CEO when Irving leaves. Irvi...
Discussion
August 23, 2017, 1:18 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
BrandBucket releases domain name sales data
Company releases sales data…for last year. BrandBucket released some sales data about 2016 today. Yes, we’re talking about data from last year so it’s a bit tardy. The brandable domain marketplace sold 1,017 domains for an average ...
Discussion
August 22, 2017, 6:52 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Gaming company Playtech Software Limited guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
“Any reasonable investigation would have revealed that this was a Complaint that could not have succeeded,” panelist says. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found Playtech Software Limited to have engaged in reverse dom...
Discussion
August 22, 2017, 1:45 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Namecheap is latest registrar to boot Daily Stormer
Registrar known for free speech protection makes a tough decision. Domain name registrar Namecheap is the latest registrar to take action against The Daily Stormer, a hate site that has moved domains multiple times since the unrest in Charlottesville...
Discussion
August 21, 2017, 5:13 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Frank Schilling talks domains – DNW Podcast #149
Frank Schilling talks about the state of the domain name industry. Domain investor and Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling comes back on the program to talk about what’s going on in the domain world: new top level domains, Donuts taking over Ri...
Discussion
August 21, 2017, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy drops Uniregistry again
This time it appears to be permanent. Earlier today I recorded a podcast with Frank Schilling that will air Monday morning. During the recording, Schilling informed me that GoDaddy will stop offering Uniregistry top level domain names. This isn&rsquo...
Discussion
August 18, 2017, 6:53 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Champagne Bong company loses domain dispute
Complainant has drunk too much champagne. A company that sells “champagne bongs” (seriously, take a look) has lost a cybersquatting complaint it brought in an effort to upgrade its domain name to .com. Chambong uses the domain name Chambo...
Discussion
August 18, 2017, 5:38 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Rewind: Tucows for $1.00, go-go parking revenue and CreditCards.com
A look back at the domaining world ten years ago this month. Remember 2007? It was go-go times in the stock market and we didn’t know what was about to happen. The great recession was knocking on the door. I just took a look back at Domain Name...
Discussion
August 17, 2017, 4:53 pm
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