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Comparing expired domain name platforms
A look at the three big expired domain platforms. The majority of domain names I acquire are expiring domain names sold on GoDaddy, DropCatch, and NameJet/SnapNames. Each platform has something going for it, but all have some drawbacks as well. This ...
Discussion
March 18, 2021, 1:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy to remove locks on Brent Oxley’s domains, changes policy
Company will no longer indiscriminately lock domains when they are subject to a legal challenge. GoDaddy is removing domain locks on a set of valuable domain names owned by Brent Oxley and changing its policy going forward. Oxley’s valuable dom...
Discussion
March 17, 2021, 9:26 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How to default your DropCatch wins to Whois privacy
Tired of telemarketing and spam? Here’s how to fix it. DropCatch is a great platform for capturing expired domain names that go through the complete registry deletion process. There is one major annoyance, however: NameBright, where all of your...
Discussion
March 17, 2021, 5:58 pm
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
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
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