Archive for the ‘Domain Registrars’ Category

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 […]

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 […] Becomes 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World

May 22nd, 2015 Comments off has become the 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World  according to 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. now accounts […] 50% Off Premium Priced Domains On 4 New gTLD’s Extension For 2 Hours Today

May 21st, 2015 Comments off
The domain name registrar, 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,,, and” The promo […] 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 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. […]