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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Nominet names new CEO, and 2 new board members voted in
New CEO and two board members will help guide Nominet back to its roots. Nominet, the group that manages the United Kingdom’s .uk namespace, named Paul Fletcher its CEO today. Fletcher is currently CEO at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, ...
Discussion
November 18, 2021, 5:05 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Canada and Australia report continued domain growth
Domains continue to benefit from the move online during the pandemic. Both Canada’s and Australia’s domain registries reported strong metrics in Q3 in their respective quarterly reports. Canada’s .ca domain name ended September with...
Discussion
November 18, 2021, 2:44 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Proptech company Place joins the Unicorn club using Place.com
This unicorn has a great place on the web. For real estate agents and brokers, there are plenty of platforms and services available to help close more sales, generate leads, or just keep in contact with clients. Funding has been thrown at proptech co...
Discussion
November 17, 2021, 4:50 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
22 end user domain sales up to $47,000
A payments company, a workplace app, and an online course creator bought domain names. It’s interesting to see when a company swoops in and buys multiple related domains. With Sedo, this sometimes happens over weeks ormonths. But this week, one...
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November 16, 2021, 7:16 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
IBM files another combosquatting patent application
Application describes a way to find linkage between combosquatting domains used for nefarious purposes. IBM has filed a patent application for Combo-squatting domain linkage (pdf). Combosquatting is when a person uses a famous brand name combine...
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November 16, 2021, 6:01 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly domain name sales led by VYNX.com
Sedo reported their weekly domain name sales and VYNX.com led the way at $20,850. Platinum.es was second at 14,000 Euro, ($15,848). Crypdo.com and ebgsolutions.com were tied for third at $15,000. 52 .com sales 25 cctld sales 10 other tld sales Top 3 ...
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November 16, 2021, 5:48 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Gay.com given away to Los Angeles LGBT Center
Gay.com was once one of the best known gay personal websites on the net. The site came online in 1997 and is still getting 200,000 visitors a month, according to it’s owner VS Media. VS Media acquired Gay.com last year. Gay.com’s new owne...
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November 16, 2021, 1:55 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Expired domains: where do they go?
Here’s a list of which expired domain services have exclusive deals for registrar inventory. One common question I get about expired domains is where to backorder them. Certain platforms have direct deals with registrars for their expired inven...
Discussion
November 15, 2021, 8:52 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Ron da Silva, former ICANN board member – DNW Podcast #363
A discussion on governance. On today’s show, I chat with former ICANN board member Ron da Silva, who finished his term at the conclusion of the last ICANN meeting. We talk about board independence, how much of its deliberations should be public...
Discussion
November 15, 2021, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Lawsuit alleges 4 numeric domains are stolen
Lawsuit filed against four domain names. A Chinese man has filed a lawsuit (pdf) that alleges four four-digit domain names are stolen. Xia Zhang filed the lawsuit in rem and against John Doe, alleging the perpetrator stole 0927 .com, 0942 .com, 7886 ...
Discussion
November 15, 2021, 1:56 pm
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