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Network Solution Is Stuffing .Design Domains Into Customers Accounts As “Brand Protection”

March 8th, 2016 Comments off

Network Solutions which stuffed .XYZ domain names into customers account for free, is at it again this time with the new gTLD .Design. Customers of Network Solutions are receiving notices that they are being given a free .Design domain, matching a domain name owned by the customer in a Network Solutions account, under the premise […]

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89 of The Top 100 New gTLD Domain Holders Are From China

March 8th, 2016 Comments off

We have chatted about the growing influence of Chinese domain investors in the domain industry before, however today I checked out ntldstats.com to review the top 100 largest holders of new gTLD domain names and found 89 of the top 100 domain holders are from China. That number gets even more dramatic when you take […]

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Rick Schwartz Sells 997.com

February 27th, 2016 Comments off

Rick Schwartz has sold the three number .Com domain name 997.com for an undisclosed price. Although the price was not disclosed Rick did tell TheDomains.com that the “sale is several times larger than the largest current sale of the year.” According to DNjournal.com, the top sale of 2016, as of publication is BGI.com which sold […]

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.Pet Went Live On Tuesday & Has Over 5.4K Domains Registrations

February 25th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .Pet went live into general availability (GA) on Tuesday where is could be registered on a first come, first served basis and according to ntlstats.com .Pet has 5,428 domain name registered. There were less than 100 .Pet domain names registered before GA in Sunrise. Godaddy is charging $11.99 for a .Pet domain […]

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UDRP Filed on Two Letter .Com Domain ZT.com

February 20th, 2016 Comments off

A UDRP has been filed on a two letter .Com domain name ZT.com It appears the domain name was owned in 2014 by Cincinnati Bell Telephone/Fuse Internet then transferred into privacy in September 2014, then transferred to a Raymond Liu in August 2015 and then was transferred to another Chinese buyer in October 2015, and […]

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Domain Registration on Record Pace? Over 750K Added Yesterday Alone

February 19th, 2016 Comments off

Registrations of domain names seem to be going on at a record pace. Yesterday saw the number of domain registrations across all Top Level Domain (TLD) names have a net add of over 750,000 domains according to registrarstats.com “Net Add” mean its the amount of domains registered less the number of domain names deleted. The […]

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In Less Than 2 Years, .XYZ Passes 14 Year Old .BIZ to Become 4th Largest Domain Extension

February 18th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD domain name extension, .XYZ is which won’t be two years old until, June of this year, just surpassed the  domain extension .Biz which has been around since 2001 in the number of domain registrations. According to RegistrarStats.com, .XYZ now has 2,369,039 domain name registered which passed .Biz which has 2,305,687 domains registered. […]

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.Me Passes 1 Million Domain Name Registrations +28% in 2015

February 17th, 2016 Comments off

The .Me registry announced today that for the 1st time, the number of .Me domain registrations passed 1 Million domains. .Me is the country code or ccTLD for Montenegro. According to the Ministry for the Information Society and Telecommunications, the total number of registered domains amounted to 1,014,867, representing a whopping 28.36% annual growth in […]

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.Com Tops 125 Million Domain Registrations

February 15th, 2016 Comments off

According to Verisign (VRSN) the registry for .Com, the number of .Com registration crossed the 125 million mark in the Domain Name Base. The active zone file is just over 124 Million domain names. The active zone file does not include domain names that are not configured for use, and those in client or server […]

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The Story Of How Harvey Levin Bought The Domain TMZ.com For $5K

February 15th, 2016 Comments off

The Newyorker, just published a very interesting story on the history of TMZ, including the story on how the founder of the company, Harvey Levin bought the domain name for just $5,000 back in 2005. “The site needed a name, and “Feed the Beast,” “Frenzie,” and “Buzz Feed” were all considered, according to Rowe’s notes. […]

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