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Can registries reclassify your domain as premium before renewal?
A reader asks about registries moving domains into premium pricing. Domain Name Wire reader Collin Love reached out to me recently with a question about premium domains in new top level domains. Premium domains are those priced higher by the registry...
Discussion
June 24, 2022, 1:11 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Patent filed for “SafeMode” transitioning of top level domain names
Patent describes a method for transferring top level domains from one registry operator to another. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published patent application 17/126103 (pdf) for “SafeMode management of domain transitioning.” T...
Discussion
June 23, 2022, 6:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Fountain.com, which outgrew its original domain, adds another $100 million in funding
Over the years, dozens of startups have successfully used innovations to help make the hiring process easier. While many have focused on securing candidates for salaried employees, high volume hiring for hourly wage workers has been the focal point f...
Discussion
June 23, 2022, 4:57 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
It’s time to comment about domain transfers
Provide feedback about how domain transfers should work. ICANN is asking for feedback about a Working Group’s Initial Report that includes recommendations to change how domain transfers work. The Initial Report (pdf) proposes a slew of changes ...
Discussion
June 23, 2022, 1:32 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Mike Mann sues to overturn UDRP decision
DomainMarket asks court to intervene after questionable UDRP. Mike Mann’s company DomainMarket, LLC has filed a lawsuit (pdf) after losing a UDRP for the domain name segurosmundial.com. Compañía Mundial de Seguros S.A., a Colombia...
Discussion
June 22, 2022, 5:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Sedo adds six new payment methods
Domain marketplace adds a credit card popular with business users. Domain name marketplace Sedo has added six new payment methods, and it’s notable because one of them resolves a common gripe I hear about the platform: not accepting American Ex...
Discussion
June 22, 2022, 3:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Donuts rebrands to Identity Digital
Top level domain company Donuts changes its name and plans a significant marketing campaign. Don’t expect free donuts at the Donuts booth during the next domain conference: the domain name company announced today that it’s changing its na...
Discussion
June 22, 2022, 11:00 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
20 end user domain name sales up to $600,000
A yachting company took the top spot on Sedo’s end users sales this week. Earlier this month, Eric Borgos announced he sold yachts.com for $600,000. Now we know who bought it, as you’ll see below. Sedo had some other nice sales that I can...
Discussion
June 21, 2022, 5:25 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How high will the bitcoin.xyz auction go?
Auction tops $10,000 with 11 days to go. .Xyz has become the de facto top level domain for web3 projects, and few words are as important to web3 as bitcoin. So an expired domain auction for bitcoin.xyz at Namecheap is worth watching. With nearly 11 d...
Discussion
June 21, 2022, 4:39 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Newfold’s $540k domain sales from last month
A .org domain led the charts. Newfold Digital’s domain marketplaces (NameJet and SnapNames) combined to sell 118 domains for $2,000 or more last month, totaling $541,000. The expired domain VIP.org led the way at $36,888. Here are some other no...
Discussion
June 21, 2022, 1:26 pm
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