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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
DefaultInstitution.com: Fiserv’s domain name goof
The company used the unregistered domain DefaultInstitution.com in banking software. It forgot to replace it with the real bank’s domain when it implemented it. Internet security journalist Brian Krebs published a story today about banking tech...
Discussion
March 17, 2021, 4:21 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
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
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly domain name sales led by UM.co
Sedo released their weekly domain name sales and UM.co led the way at 55,000 Euro, ($65,368). Jejo.com was second at $39,595 and May24.com was third at $39,000. 43 .com sales 25 cctld sales 6 other tld sales Top 3 highlights of public SedoMLS sales a...
Discussion
March 16, 2021, 3:57 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
DomainSherpa
DomainSherpa
DomainSherpa Founders Series – Mar 11 2021: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop w/ Bradley Kam of Unstoppable Domains
On this episode of the DomainSherpa Founder Series JT & Drew talk to Bradley Kam of Unstoppable Domains and discuss a number of topics including (a) the rise of the decentralized internet, (b) the appeal of the .crypto & .zil domain extension...
Discussion
March 11, 2021, 11:15 pm
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