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Domain Name Wire
Namecheap earnings: $336M revenue, 17.7 DUMs in 2023
Second-largest retail registrar continues strong growth. Namecheap, a privately held domain registrar and services business, has released its 2023 earnings results to Domain Name Wire. The company grossed $335.6 million in 2023, up 15.2% from $291.4 ...
Discussion
January 29, 2024, 3:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A flaw in GoDaddy’s Whois contact form
The form doesn’t verify the email address. Shenanigans ensue. Most Whois records are now private in the wake of GDPR. However, ICANN requires registrars to enable a way for people to send a message to domain name owners. GoDaddy does this via a...
Discussion
January 26, 2024, 5:55 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Reverse domain name hijacking cases hit record high in 2023
Nearly one in five of denied complaints was reverse domain name hijacking. The number of cybersquatting cases filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) in 2023 hit a record. So did the number of cases filed in bad faith, co...
Discussion
January 26, 2024, 5:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How to change Afternic listings to lease-to-own in bulk
Here’s how you can add lease-to-own to multiple domain names at one time. Last year Afternic introduced lease-to-own (LTO) payment plans to Afternic listings. After attending the ICA meeting in Las Vegas last week, one of my takeaways was to en...
Discussion
January 25, 2024, 7:11 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
TextMechanic owner tires reverse domain name hijacking
Panelist says the company should have known this case wasn’t winnable under UDRP. The owner of a text manipulation tools site has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. Vantage Solutions, LLC, which operates TextMechanic, filed a c...
Discussion
January 24, 2024, 5:49 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Epik boots Kiwi Farms, vows to boot “absolutist free speech websites”
According to the company’s Twitter account, it no longer wants some domains on its platform. Domain name registrar Epik is back in the spotlight, this time after suspending the domain of Kiwi Farms. Kiwi Farms is a controversial website that, a...
Discussion
January 24, 2024, 4:53 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A dozen end user domain sales up to $38,000
A skincare brand, a motorcycle accessories company, and a digital design firm bought domain names. Here’s a list of end user domain name sales that just completed at Sedo. You can view previous lists like this here. G2M.com $38,000 – This...
Discussion
January 23, 2024, 6:36 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN board nixes “closed generics” in next new round of TLDs
Applicants will not be able to use generic terms exclusively. ICANN’s Board of Directors has confirmed that it will not allow so-called “closed generics” in the next round of top level domain name expansion. Closed generics are gene...
Discussion
January 23, 2024, 4:26 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What you missed at the ICA meeting in Las Vegas
Internet Commerce Association held its second annual member meeting in Las Vegas last week. Last week, the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) held its annual member meeting in Las Vegas. It was equal parts fun, networking, and business. The event ki...
Discussion
January 22, 2024, 5:35 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
My 2023 domain sales results – DNW Podcast #470
It was a good (but inconsistent) year. 2023 is in the books. On today’s show, I share my domain sales results from last year including total sales, breakdown by TLD, median prices, length of domains, acquisition strategy, and more. I also share...
Discussion
January 22, 2024, 4:30 pm
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