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.Tel Which Once Had 340K Registrations Slips To Under 100K

July 20th, 2016 Comments off

.Tel which is not a new gTLD but gTLD that was launched in 2005, by January 2011 .Tel had around 340,000 domain registrations. By February 2014, when the new gTLD’s started to launch .Tel had around 150,000 domain registrations. According to RegistarsStats.com, .Tel had a net loss of over 700 domain names yesterday bringing the […]

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Verisign: Internet Grows to 326.4 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter of 2016

July 19th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign reported domain stats for the first quarter of 2016. The report not only breaks down .com and .net but cctld’s and new gtld’s. com and .net Breakdown The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth, reaching a combined total of approximately 142.5 million domain names in the domain name base in the first quarter […]

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Google Wiping Out 14 year old blog illustrates why you need to control your content

July 18th, 2016 Comments off

You always hear back up your work and most know they should but don’t. There are news reports out today about Dennis Cooper an artist who ran his blog on Google owned Blogger, has had his blog wiped away by Google. Cooper wrote on Facebook: Yesterday afternoon Google disabled my blog and took it offline. […]

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Guest Post: .WS Goes To China

July 18th, 2016 Comments off

This is a guest post by Alan Ezeir who is the Founder & President of Global Domains International, Inc which owns and operates the .WS registry which is the ccTLD of Samoa.  I found it an interesting read not just for .WS domains but for all short domains in China. The following was written by […]

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Playing The President/VP Domain Game? Asking Prices Up to $80K

July 14th, 2016 Comments off

TheHill.com published a story last night about an anti-Donald Trump super-PAC registering “a slew of web domains” in anticipation of the presumptive Republican nominee’s running mate announcement later this week. Well it appears a “slew of domain names” were actually three .Gop domains; “trumpgingrich.gop, trumppence.gop and trumpchristie.gop, all three of which redirect to the group’s […]

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URS Panel Finds The URS Complaint “Was An Abuse of Process” in Grey.email

July 13th, 2016 Comments off

In what be the first case, an Examiner found a “Complaint filed under the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding was brought as abuse of the administrative proceeding or with material falsehoods”. The URS involved the generic domain name Grey.email and the Complainant Grey Global Group LLC of New York, New York, which was represented by […]

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Delaware.com Sold By Godaddy To The Delaware Company House LLC

July 12th, 2016 Comments off

The domain name Delaware.com has been sold to The Delaware Company House LLC whose current domain name is DelawareCompanyHouse.com According to it’s site, “the The Delaware Company House is located at 8 The Green in Dover, Delaware. If you find us on a map, you’ll see we’re steps from the Chancery Court and the Old State […]

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Quick Poll How Much Will .Web Sell For In The ICANN Auction On July 27th

July 11th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .Web is scheduled to go to an ICANN auction, on July 27th. There are 8 companies in the auction and 3 of them are public. The public companies are Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Web.com (NASDAQ: WWWW) and Cimpress NV (NASDAQ: CMPR) which is the parent company of Vistaprint Limited. Google has a market […]

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HBO Registers “News Network” Domains

July 8th, 2016 Comments off

Home Box Office (HBO) registered several interesting new domain names yesterday through brand protection company and domain namr registrar Mark Monitor. The domain registrations indicate HBO maybe planning a “news network” either on HBO or a stand alone station. Of course HBO has a couple of “newsy” type shows already Late Week with John Oliver […]

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I Owned 17 Single Letter/Number .Tube Domains Today Until The Registry Took Them Back

July 7th, 2016 Comments off

I was on the west coast this morning and decided to get up early and take a shot at registering some .tube domains at Uniregistry. I threw a bunch of domains into the system, include the single letter domain a.tube and out of the bunch of 100 or so, only a.tube and one other domain […]

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