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State of Washington Says Domain Registrations Are Subject To Sales Tax

May 30th, 2015 Comments off
According to a ruling from the State of Washington this week “Internet domain name registration services are generally subject to retail sales or use tax. This article only addresses the initial sale of a domain name by a registrar. The Domain Name System helps users find their way around the Internet. Every computer on the […]

Only 14 TLDs Are Legal in China

May 25th, 2015 Comments off
Allegravtia published a paper that looks to be a bit troubling for registries looking to do business in China moving forward. The Chinese government is looking to regulate the Chinese domain industry, The MIIT will not interfere with existing domain registrations for unapproved registries; however, new registrations will not be permitted to be sold by Chinese […]

AlpNames.com Becomes 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World

May 22nd, 2015 Comments off
AlpNames.com has become the 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World  according to ntldstats.com. The domain name registrar which was little known and used before the new gTLD program has skyrocket into having the 2nd most new gTLD registrations with over 430K registration passing Network Solutions that has over 427,000 registrations. Alpnames.com now accounts […]

Name.com: 50% Off Premium Priced Domains On 4 New gTLD’s Extension For 2 Hours Today

May 21st, 2015 Comments off
The domain name registrar, Name.com is offering 50% of of premium registrations (first year only) for the following new gTLD  extensions today only for 2 hours: .CONSULTING .SOFTWARE .MARKET .REVIEWS. The Domain Happy Hour is from 3–5 p.m. MST today. “That includes some pretty great available premiums, like Colorado.market, StockMarket.consulting, Action.software, and Gaming.reviews.” The promo […]

Enom.com Informs Customers of “Very Sophisticated Attack” But No Domains Were Stolen

May 20th, 2015 Comments off
In an email to tonight from Taryn Naidu CEO of Enom.com told its customers that they “recently became the subject of what appears to be a very sophisticated attack by a group that targets large internet infrastructure companies. Within hours of this attack, we were in contact with federal law enforcement and the affected parties. […]

CNBC.com: Covers New gTLD’s: 1and1 says New gTLD Account For 15% of Their New Biz

May 18th, 2015 Comments off
CNBC.com just covered the new gTLD roll out once again in a story entitled “Dot-com to .pizza: Welcome to the Web domain Rush” with a subtitle of  “The Internet’s long-restricted virtual real estate market is open for business.” The most interest part of the story comes from 1and1.com which says “new gTLDs already account for […]

Blacknight Launches Jelastic Powered Next Generation Cloud Platform: Offers a True “zero code change” PaaS Solution

May 18th, 2015 Comments off
We received a press release from Irish domain name registrar and hosting company, Blacknight which announced today they have launched their Jelastic powered next generation cloud platform, designed for developers and offers a true “zero code change” PaaS solution. “”Blacknight announce the addition of Jelastic, the developer’s dream platform, to their suite of services. Jelastic […]

Rightside Made $7.2 Million On Losing New gTLD Auctions: Name.com Revenue Up 30%

May 7th, 2015 Comments off
Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: NAME), today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Share are up fractionally in aftermarket trading. First Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights Registrar services revenue increased 12% to $42.0 million compared to $37.5 million primarily due to new gTLD registrations, improved performance by existing resellers and the continued […]

Namecheap Launches Online Marketplace For Small Businesses

May 6th, 2015 Comments off
Namecheap is launching a new marketplace today for small businesses according to Tech.co Rick Kirkendall, the CEO of Namecheap is quoted saying “The Marketplace is similar to the Apple app store, where external developers can submit apps for people to use to make building their websites easier, after they already have a domain,” says . […]

Marksmen and Com Laude, Launch MCL Domains To Be Based In Seattle

May 1st, 2015 Comments off
Marksmen and Com Laude, announce the launch of MCL Domains “offering efficient, reliable corporate domain name management services for North America. MCL Domains opens for business this week at the 2015 International Trademark Association’s annual meeting in San Diego. MCL Domains combines Marksmen’s strategic and investigative acumen with Com Laude’s advanced technical platform, global registrar […]

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