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EFF whitepaper compares registry policies, disses new TLDs
Paper points to questionable rights protection mechanisms in new TLDs. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Knowledge have released a whitepaper comparing policies across various domain name registries, and warning domain registrants to be...
Discussion
July 28, 2017, 3:32 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign announces 10% .net price hike, could hit $14.52 in 2023
Prices keep going up. Verisign (VRSN) announced yesterday that it is increasing the price of .net domain names by 10% on February 1, 2018. The wholesale price of a one-year registration or renewal will jump from $8.20 to $9.02 on that day. The move d...
Discussion
July 28, 2017, 11:01 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Com/.Net domain base increases just 0.68 million in second quarter
Base barely budges but beats Verisign’s expecations. Verisign (VRSN), the registry for .com and .net domain names, released results after the closing bell today. The base of registered domains in .com and .net barely budged, increasing 0.68 mil...
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July 27, 2017, 8:34 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.XYZ working to make domains available in China again
Domains haven’t been available at Chinese domain registrars since early May. Many Chinese domain name registrars stopped offering .xyz domain names back in May at the behest of China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). At th...
Discussion
July 27, 2017, 4:27 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Donuts acquisition of Rightside to happen overnight
Rightside should no longer exist as a public company tomorrow morning. The sun has gone into hiding and a mist is falling in Seattle this morning, but executives at Rightside and Donuts won’t be getting much time outside anyway. They’ll b...
Discussion
July 27, 2017, 4:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Track your outbound domain sales with PipeDrive
PipeDrive is a great tool for managing outbound sales efforts. There are lots of tools for managing inbound domain sales leads, such as Uniregistry Market and Efty. But there aren’t any that make it easy to handle outbound sales efforts, and mo...
Discussion
July 27, 2017, 12:28 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign issues statement on .cc/.tv situation in China
Company has submitted applications but domains are not licensed for sale in China. Last week some registrars in China dropped support for .cc and .tv domain names, both of which are managed by registry company Verisign. This was part of a directive f...
Discussion
July 26, 2017, 6:16 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.VIP gets 75% renewal rate for early registrations
Company tops expectation it set last month. Last month MMX (Minds + Machines) forecasted that about 70% or more of .VIP domains registered within the first 31 days of general availability last year would be renewed. A commenter on that post claimed &...
Discussion
July 26, 2017, 4:17 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
17 domain names end users just bought
From BrokenBrain.com to OutofPlace.com, here are 17 domain names that were acquired by end users over the past week. Crypto currency domain names remain hot, and one qualifies for our end user list this week. Other end users buying domains include a ...
Discussion
July 26, 2017, 12:35 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Shills, Insiders, & Front Runners – 5 Bidding Scandals
Joseph Peterson reviews domain industry auction bidding scandals to bring context to the NameJet issue that blew up last week. Recently, the domain auction platform NameJet found itself embroiled in a controversy involving “shill” bids. T...
Discussion
July 25, 2017, 5:22 pm
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