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End user domain name sales up to €55,000
A shopping list app, a musical instruments company and a real estate business bought domain names. I’m taking a few minutes out of the NamesCon conference to do this week’s end user sales list. I only found seven end user sales from the S...
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June 6, 2024, 2:46 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
May’s top domain name stories
GoDaddy, a cybersquatting lawsuit, and Squarespace made the news in May. Here’s a look back at the top stories on Domain Name Wire last month, ranked by pageviews. 1. GoDaddy gets reverse domain name hijacking win – A World Intellectual P...
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June 6, 2024, 1:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Maker of Beechcraft airplanes tries to hijack domain names
Textron Innovations, the company that owns the Beechcraft brand of airplanes, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. The company filed a cybersquatting dispute against the domains HioBeech.com and BayAreaBeech.com. These domains are ...
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June 5, 2024, 5:46 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN wrestles with how to avoid new TLD payoffs
Organization wants to eliminate private auctions in next round of new top level domain name expansion. In the 2012 round of new top level domain name expansion, ICANN encouraged parties that applied for the same string to work it out amongst themselv...
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June 5, 2024, 1:02 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy to hold another NameFind domain name auction
Another NameFind auction takes place this month, with more possibly on the horizon. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) is planning another auction of its NameFind inventory following a successful auction in December. The next auction will start June 13 at 12:30 ET...
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June 4, 2024, 5:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign granted patent for connecting domain names to blockchain addresses
Patent covers the lifecycle of a domain name that is connected to a blockchain address. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 12,003,615 to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for “Lifecycle administration of domain name blockchain...
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June 4, 2024, 3:26 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Atom introduces distribution network, AtomPay, and more
Atom announces new products to expand sales reach. Atom (formerly Squadhelp) announced several new features and programs today under the umbrella of AtomConnect. One is the Atom Distribution Network, which will syndicate Atom domain listings to partn...
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June 4, 2024, 2:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The right domain is somewhere (.com) – DNW Podcast #487
How this entrepreneur found a new domain name. Nick Huber knew his company’s domain name was a problem, so he paid $400,000 to get a better one. On today’s show, he explains how his company searched for a new domain name and negotiated a ...
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June 3, 2024, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Developers frustrated by recent GoDaddy API restrictions
Developers gripe after GoDaddy cuts off API access; one says a customer’s app went down as a result. GoDaddy is taking heat from some customers after cutting access to its APIs. On Reddit, one customer wrote: If you use godaddy as a domain regi...
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June 3, 2024, 12:25 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN lays off 7% of staff
Non-profit faces $10 million budget shortfall. ICANN is laying off 33 staffers, the non-profit domain overseer announced today. That represents about 7% of the organization’s ranks of 485 positions. ICANN said it is facing a deficit of $10 mill...
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May 31, 2024, 3:04 am
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