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How Much Do You Believe ? Results

June 26th, 2016 Comments off

About 6 weeks ago we did a poll on how much industry participants actually believe what they hear and read. 50% was the most popular response, 25% of the 190 voters picked 50%. There were 8 voters who believe nothing, nada, zilch. At the other end of the spectrum 3 voters believe everything they read […]

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Donuts Offers To Buy All Of Rightside new gTLD’s For $70 Million Cash

June 24th, 2016 Comments off

Donuts Inc., publicly announced its interest in acquiring Rightside Group, Ltd.’s (NAME) entire registry of generic top-level domains (gTLDs, also known as domain extensions) and related assets for $70 million in an all-cash deal. According to a press release out today, Donuts said “this move is in keeping with Donuts’ stated strategy of expanding its […]

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Clinton Campaign Attacks Trump Using a .Biz

June 21st, 2016 Comments off

To go after Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and how he would handle the economy, the Clinton campaign has rolled out the ArtofTheSteal.BIZ. A play on words from the famous Trump book the Art of the deal. Apparently the site will be updated on a regular basis. The first issue looks at how Trump would […]

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Wow: 20 Year Old Domain Name WorldTradeCenter.com Lost in UDRP

June 18th, 2016 Comments off

The domain name WorldTradeCenter.com, was lost in a UDRP along with WorldTradeCenter.net. The one member panel decision was handed down by the On-line ADR Center of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC). The complainant is the World Trade Centers Association, Inc, who was represented by RODENBAUGH LAW. The domain WorldTradeCenter.com was registered on November 2, 1996 […]

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Rightside Hits 52 Week High on 10X It’s Average Volume

June 15th, 2016 Comments off

Share of Rightside (NAME) hit a 52 week high today on big volume. Shares closed at $9.31 + $.23 as shares hit a 52 week intra-day high of $9.51 on 265,271. The 90 moving average daily volume is only 23,497 The market cap of Rightside at today’s close is 178.75 Million. The 52 week low […]

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Verisign 10 Top Trending Terms For May: .Net in .Com; & .Net in .Net: Trump Scores Again in Both

June 15th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign released today it’s Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in May. Interestingly “Net” to the left of the dot was number one in .Com and Net to the left of the dot was number one for .net domain names as well. “Trump” continues to be a trending term for both .com […]

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New gTLD .Store Winds Up With 1st day Total Of 22,682

June 15th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .Store went into general availability (GA) yesterday by Radix, where it could be registered on a 1st come, 1st served basis. After the 1st day of GA including the 600+ registrations by trademark holders in Sunrise and those domain name registered for an extra fee in the Early Access Program, .Store wound […]

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.Store Over 20K Domain Names Registered

June 14th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .Store which launched into General Availability today has over 20,000 registrations as of publication. .Store which had over 500 Sunrise registrations by trademark holders, putting it in  the top 10 in terms of new sunrise applications, got 10,000 domain name registrations in the 1st 10 minutes of GA. According to Facebook and […]

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1st Internationalized Version of .Com in Japanese script コム Is Open For Registration

June 13th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign (VRSN) the registry for .Com domain names, today has opened the General Registration Period for the first internationalized version of the .com top-level domain (TLD) in Japanese script, .コム, for anyone to register on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability and the applicable registry policies. According to Verisign’s Blog: “Today, Verisign […]

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Registrant of PresidentTrump.com Has Turned Down Five Figure Offers

June 11th, 2016 Comments off

Fox13News.com out of Tampa did a story on Julie Magill a Tampa resident who deals in real estate. (Tip of the cap to Namepros member NSmith91). Julie made a $9 bet on a hunch three years ago that could pay off big. Julie went and heard Donald Trump give a speech and walked away thinking […]

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