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DNSeattle announces May event at Amazon
2017 event will take place at Amazon.com’s headquarters. DNSeattle has announced the date and venue for its 2017 event. It will take place Thursday, May 25 at Amazon’s headquarters in South Lake Union. Seattle has more domain name compani...
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April 7, 2017, 2:42 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Top 5 Domain Name Stories from March
New TLD price changes dominated the discussion. The first quarter of 2017 is now in the books, and the initial tax deadline in the U.S. is quickly approaching (yikes!). But before we think about taxes, here’s a look back at what happened in the...
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April 7, 2017, 1:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
RGF.com ordered transferred in UDRP
Something weird happened with this domain name a decade ago. A National Arbitration Forum panel has ordered the domain name RGF.com be transferred to RGF Environmental Group, Inc., which previously owned the domain name. The current owner of the doma...
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April 6, 2017, 10:17 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How Local is Language? New gTLDs Around the World
Every nTLD has its own unique geography, if only because of language. The Spanish .VIAJES is viable throughout Latin America, whereas .IMMOBILIEN is only at home in German-speaking Europe. .TIENDA tends to be registered more often...
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April 6, 2017, 6:02 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Billionaire’s company sues to get his name in .com
Man asked for $49,999 for DanFriedkin.com domain name. The Friedkin Group, a holding company for billionaire Dan Friedkin’s businesses, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to get the domain name DanFriedkin.com. Rajesh Kumar of Bihar, India registered th...
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April 6, 2017, 2:57 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Lawsuit filed to recover stolen three letter .com domain names
Suit alleges domain names were stolen after AOL email account was compromised. Daniel Kametani of California has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover six three letter .com domain names that he says were stolen after someone hijacked his AOL email account...
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April 6, 2017, 2:26 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Official data show effects of Chinese domain investment bonanza
What happened in December, the one year anniversary of the Chinese investment bananza. ICANN just published data from Verisign about .com activity in December. This was the one year anniversary of lots of Chinese speculative registrations, and the de...
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April 5, 2017, 5:09 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Payoneer gives free escrow to Efty users, half off promo for others
Company makes big April push to win over domain investors. Domain name sales platform Efty has integrated Payoneer as an escrow service and is offering a good promo to its users in April: all Efty users will get free Payoneer escrow in April when the...
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April 5, 2017, 4:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How Local are They? GEO TLDs like .LONDON in the UK, .BERLIN in Germany
1000+ new domain endings (nTLDs) have been released since 2014. Some of them – the GEOs – are explicitly about location: for instance, .LONDON, .NYC, and .IRISH. Most, though, are generic keywords like .CLUB, .FISH, .N...
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April 5, 2017, 3:19 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
15 end user domain sales including a four letter for $30,000
Lots of .com upgrades in this week’s end user domain sales list. If there’s any theme in this week’s end user list, it’s the recurring theme of companies buying a .com domain name that matches a second level domain in a countr...
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April 5, 2017, 2:13 pm
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