Archive for the ‘Domain Registrars’ Category

Namecheap Holding Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale With “$10 Million in Savings”

November 24th, 2015 Comments off

Namecheap, a leading ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web hosting company, announced their major annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale. The two-day event offers over $10 million in savings and the lowest prices available for the year. Customers can save big not only on domain names and hosting, but SSLs, website builders, email hosting, and more. Rick […]

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.XYZ is Back Over 1 Million Domain Registrations & None Of Them Are Free

October 23rd, 2015 Comments off

The new domain extension .XYZ has crossed the 1 Million domain name registration mark again. However now all of the “free” Network Solutions (NetSol) domain names that were stuffed into customers accounts on a non-automatic renewal basis have run their course. So all remaining Netsol registrations for an .XYZ domain exist because the owner paid […]

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There Are Now 2,121 ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars

October 19th, 2015 Comments off
During remarks made at the 54th ICANN Meeting being held in Dublin, Akram Atallah,  the President of the Global Domain Domains Division of ICANN stated that there are now 2,121 ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars in the world. ICANN has accredited 579 domain name registrars just since the last ICANN meeting in Buenos Aires 53, […]

Amazon Registry Appears To Be Off To A Rough Start

October 9th, 2015 Comments off
We wrote a couple of weeks ago about Amazon launching as a domain name registrar for at least the new gTLD’s At the time the site resolved but was not taking any registrations. But since at least yesterday the site is returning an error page something you usually don’t see on a website of […]

Godaddy Wins 5 Year Case Against The Oscars (Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS)

September 10th, 2015 Comments off
According to, A federal judge ruled that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) which owns and broadcast the The Oscars award failed to show that GoDaddy (GDDY) acted in “bad faith” with an intent to profit off of the Academy trademarks. U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr., in a 128-page opinion […]

GoDaddy Ranks No. 1 In .IN Domain Name Market Share For With 33% Of Registrar Market

September 3rd, 2015 Comments off, Godaddy the worlds largest domain name registrar has the highest market share for selling .IN domain names, according to the National Internet Exchange of India (NiXi). .IN is India’s Country Code Top Level domain (ccTLD) on the Internet. The domain name extension .IN, “is seeing significant uptake among individuals and businesses in India and […]

What Do Big Brands Spend On Domains? Wikileaks Publishes Sony/MarkMonitor Invoices

August 31st, 2015 Comments off
What are big brands paying to protect and buy domain names? Well, we have uncovered some invoices released by Wikileaks that give us some clues what domain name registrar charged.

Namecheap Launches To Save Private Whois Registrations

June 23rd, 2015 Comments off, in association with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Fight For The Future (FFTF), launched the website to allow people to file a comment with ICANN letting them know they object to the proposed rule that would greatly restrict the use of privacy or proxy services on whois records of domain names. ICANN […]

GMO Internet (Largest Registrar in Japan) Raises $65million

June 10th, 2015 Comments off
GMO Internet is the largest registrar in Japan, they made news last November purchasing for JPY800 million or $6,776,448 USD.  The dollar amount is the exchange rate at the time of the transaction. Today it would be $6,506,768. reported today that the company just received a $65 million investment from Mitsui Sumitomo to […]

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 […]