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Tucows to drop some of Uniregistry’s domain names
Registrar will cease offering domains with biggest real price increases. Tucows, the second largest domain name registrar, will cease offering nine of Uniregistry’s top level domain names this September after their annual fees skyrocket. The co...
Discussion
May 29, 2017, 3:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN security group warns against Emoji domain names
SSAC says emoji domain are like 😈, gives 👎 to their registration. Emoji domain names have received some press over that last year thanks, in part, to .ws allowing registrations of emoji domain names. Now, the ICANN Security and Stability Adviso...
Discussion
May 27, 2017, 7:23 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The generic domain name I can never remember
A simple domain that’s difficult (for me) to remember. I like when companies create a brand around a solid one-word brand. Amazon.com, Bing.com, Medium.com. But there’s one website with a name like this that, for the life of me, I can nev...
Discussion
May 27, 2017, 3:11 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A great resource for new top level domain name data
Don’t overlook this new top level domain stats site. This blog and many others in the domain name industry often cite nTLDstats.com for new TLD metrics. It’s a great service, but you should also be aware of NameStat.org. I particularly li...
Discussion
May 25, 2017, 4:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Accepting PayPal for domains makes sense but there are risks
There’s no seller protection for domains but it makes the buyer more comfortable. I saw that Efty has added the option to accept PayPal payments for domain names listed on its platform. I can see how this could boost sales; PayPal is trusted an...
Discussion
May 25, 2017, 3:29 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
SOG.com domain name saved in UDRP
Domain owner acquired it as an investment ten years ago. A three-member National Arbitration Forum panel has ruled in favor of the domain name owner in a dispute over the domain SOG.com. SOG Specialty Knives and Tools, LLC, which uses the domain name...
Discussion
May 24, 2017, 10:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
An international week of end user domain name sales
Lots of ccTLD sales to end users over the past week. More than half of the end user domain names sales I uncovered at Sedo over the past week were country code domain names. These include two companies buying three-letter .co.uk domain names, a Germa...
Discussion
May 24, 2017, 4:48 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Comcast provides a lesson on firing off C&D letters over domain names
Companies should think hard before firing off cease & desist letters. Comcast is getting dragged through the mud for sending a cease & desist letter to the owner of a domain name that has “comcast” in it, and there’s a lesso...
Discussion
May 24, 2017, 2:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
UDRPSearch owner wins UDRP, court case still pending
Panel rules against company that claimed FastTrak.com was cybersquatting against it. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has ruled in favor of Virtual Point in a UDRP over the domain name FastTrak.com. Virtual Point has common ownersh...
Discussion
May 24, 2017, 1:27 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Asia is opening up in July
Domains will be easier to register and open to people outside of Asia. Ten years after its initial release, the .Asia top level domain name will become easier to register for people outside of Asia this summer. Currently, registrants need to provide ...
Discussion
May 23, 2017, 6:21 pm
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