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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Test driving GoDaddy’s new account manager
The new account manager is a big step up for managing domains at GoDaddy. GoDaddy has released a beta version of its domain manager to a small subset of users. If you haven’t gotten access yet, be patient. More users are being added over time. ...
Discussion
June 13, 2022, 12:55 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Blockchain.com and Unstoppable Domains Introduce .blockchain, First Branded Domain Name
83 million Blockchain.com Wallet users will be able to secure a free .blockchain NFT domain Blockchain.com and Unstoppable Domains put out a press release on new Web3 extension .blockchain. Unstoppable Domains, the leading Web3 digital identity platf...
Discussion
June 12, 2022, 5:33 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
DigiCert acquires DNS Made Easy
Major DNS company acquired. DigiCert, an online security company with a focus on public key infrastructure, announced today that it has acquired DNS Made Easy. DNS Made Easy is a managed DNS platform that, according to the release, has grown by doubl...
Discussion
June 9, 2022, 4:37 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
NamesCon auction looking for premium domains — and NFTs
Right of the Dot will auction domain names and NFTs at this year’s NamesCon. Right of the Dot has opened submissions for its live domain name auction at NamesCon on September 1. The group plans to include NFTs in its auction this year. While it...
Discussion
June 9, 2022, 3:16 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Knock knock: Knock raises $220 million at knock.com
The company’s generic domain made it easier to pivot its business model. One of the major benefits of branding around a generic keyword or phrase is the freedom to pivot or expand the business beyond the initial idea. A prime example is Knock. ...
Discussion
June 9, 2022, 3:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Man files lawsuit to recover 30 stolen domain names
Portfolio includes valuable three-digit domains. A man in China has filed a lawsuit in an effort to recover 30 domain names he says were stolen from his GoDaddy account. Shuiying Wang filed the in rem lawsuit (pdf) in U.S. District Court in Virg...
Discussion
June 8, 2022, 7:39 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What’s your duty to search for trademarks before registering a domain?
The answer is nuanced. You see a domain name in an auction that looks appealing. It’s comprised of a couple of dictionary words. You’re not aware of any trademarks that match it. At this point, what’s your duty to check for trademar...
Discussion
June 8, 2022, 5:05 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
DNS Abuse Institute launches centralized DNS abuse reporting service
NetBeacon promises to make abuse reports easier for both parties. DNS Abuse Institute has launched NetBeacon, which it calls the first-ever centralized DNS abuse reporting service. NetBeacon promises to make it easier for domain registrars and regist...
Discussion
June 8, 2022, 4:24 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
9 things to do in The Hague next week
Here are some suggestions for what to do in The Hague next week during ICANN 74. The first in-person ICANN meeting in nearly three years kicks off in The Hague next week, so I crowdsourced some suggestions for what to do while visiting The Hague. I&r...
Discussion
June 7, 2022, 8:06 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy acquires two TLDs, PIR completes acquisition of 3 Donuts domains
Five top level domains change hands. ICANN has published five registry agreement assignments. First, GoDaddy Registry has acquired .study and .courses from Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd. Each domain has about 3,000-4,000 names in the zone. The ...
Discussion
June 7, 2022, 6:56 pm
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