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Domain Name Wire
Registry-based .IO backorder service to shut down
Change comes as backend registry services are transitioned. Afilias is taking over backend registry services for Internet Computer Bureau (ICB Registry) and its three ccTLDs .AC, .IO, and .SH. This transition will take place on June 10. As a result o...
Discussion
June 2, 2017, 4:23 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
I can’t believe it’s not RDNH (again)
Panelist twists and turns to let SOTI Inc. off the hook for RDNH. Here’s another case in which I have to say, “I can’t believe it’s not reverse domain name hijacking!” SOTI Inc., which uses the domain name Soti.net, file...
Discussion
June 2, 2017, 1:39 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain name escrow price and services guide
A comparison of popular domain name escrow options. The domain name escrow landscape has changed in recent years. Escrow.com is under new ownership, Payoneer has added a service and some escrow services have closed. With this in mind, I spent some ti...
Discussion
June 1, 2017, 7:43 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
BrandIT acquires Igloo domain brokerage
Igloo will be part of European brand management company. Domain name brokerage Igloo has agreed to be acquired by BrandIT, the company announced today. BrandIT is a European corporate domain name management company that offers domain portfolio servic...
Discussion
June 1, 2017, 5:46 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
New uses for domain names? Good luck with that.
It would be nice to find new uses for domain names, but there’s a reason nothing has come to fruition yet. .XYZ’s new promotion comparing numeric .xyz domain names to bitcoin is certainly bizarre. One of the pitches in Uniregistry’s...
Discussion
June 1, 2017, 3:15 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Geo domain Gstaad.com saved in UDRP
Tourism group let the domain name expire ten years ago and is trying to get it back. The geographic domain name Gstaad.com has been successfully defended in one of the most detailed UDRP decisions I’ve ever read. The good news for the domain ow...
Discussion
June 1, 2017, 1:48 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Uniregisty sends confusing .XYZ promo; Frank sends a follow up
Something about numeric .xyz domains being like bitcoin. And then… I was left scratching my head today when Uniregistry sent out a promo for .XYZ domain names. It starts with: If someone told you in 2010 to buy $100 worth of Bitcoin, would you...
Discussion
May 31, 2017, 10:09 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Why UDRPSearch is forwarding to a page about a lawsuit
The domain name hasn’t been seized or transferred. Sometime today UDRPSearch.com started forwarding to ravi.lahoti.com, a page that includes information about a lawsuit against Ravi Lahoti of California. The lawsuit makes a number of allegation...
Discussion
May 31, 2017, 6:34 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Afternic extends reach in China and Canada
Company signs four more partners for its domain name sales network. GoDaddy’s Afternic has signed deals with four more companies to expand its sales distribution network. Three of the companies — EJEE, eName, and Xiamen Nawang — wil...
Discussion
May 31, 2017, 6:19 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A dozen end user domain name sales led by a three-letter .io domain
Three letter domain .io domain name sells for $12,000. It’s not often that the top end user sale I discover at Sedo is a .io domain name. And, the asterisk on this sale is that it’s not yet clear who bought the domain. But at $12,000, the...
Discussion
May 31, 2017, 4:15 pm
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