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Presidential Candidate & Governor Of Wisc Scott Walker Gets SW.Gop Domain

July 2nd, 2015 Comments off
The Republican Presidential Candidate & Governor Of Wisconsin,  Scott Walker has gotten a new gTLD domain name SW.Gop. The domain name is currently resolving to the Governor’s instagram account. The Governor already owns the domain name ScottWalker.com so it will be interesting to see what he does with SW.gop. According to the Governor’s Twitter account @ScottWalker  […]
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AlpNames.com Starts Selling Premium .Science, .Party and .Cricket Domains Starting At $230

July 1st, 2015 Comments off
AlpNames.com just send out an email announcing they are starting to sell the premium domain names of three Famous Four Domain extension .Science, .Party and .Cricket and launched Premium.AlpNames.com. These are domain name reserved by the registry and were not available for registration. There are several price points for the premium domains: $230 $575 $1,150 […]

.LGBT Pride Program Launched: $20 Per Domain Registration Will Be Contributed To The “It Gets Better Project”

June 30th, 2015 Comments off
The .LGBT domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015, National Coming Out Day, every […]

Barclays has a home at Home.Barclays – Dot Com Redirects but not the .Co.uk

June 30th, 2015 Comments off
Barclays has found a home now at Home.Barclays, back in May they said they would be transitioning away from the .com and the .co.uk. They said they would be adding a layer of security for customers and clients by allowing only Barclays and Barclaycard to set up websites ending in .barclays and .barclaycard. So now […]
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TldOperator.Help to Host Two Webinars on June 30

June 29th, 2015 Comments off
There will be two webinars tomorrow that will look to help new gtld applicants and registries to find ways to spread the word on the new gtlds. Registering for the webinars takes place at TldOperator.help Speakers have just been added Ingrid Baele (Head of Operations, Philips) and Ken Nishida (Manager, Internet & Domain Strategies, Hitachi). […]
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ICANN Best Estimate For New gTLD Renewal Rate 50%; 25% For Free Domains: 35% Worst Case

June 26th, 2015 Comments off
In releasing its 2016 operating budget ICANN made some estimate for the purposes of budgeting revenue from new gTLD’s. ICANN is saying its “Best” estimate is that the average renewal rate will be 50% for new gTLD’s except for TLD’s that provided free registrations where the renewal rate was estimated at 25%. On The Low […]
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No Luck of The .Irish; Has Less Than 500 Registrations After 1st Day Of Availability

June 26th, 2015 Comments off
There was no luck for the Irish for the launch of the new gTLD .Irish Including those domain names registered in the Sunrise period for trademark holders, the landrush period for those who were willing to pay an extra fee for early access to domains and the first day of general availability which was the […]
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Two Founding Members of Minds + Machines Re-join the Board.

June 25th, 2015 Comments off
Minds + Machines (LON:MMX), announced today that two founding members David Weill and Guy Elliott will re-join the Boardas non-exec directors. Antony Van  Couvering, the chief executive, said: “We are delighted that both Guy and David have accepted the board’s invitation to re-join the board. “They bring a close understanding of the investment community, both […]

Radix Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary Today: Sold $275K In Premium Registration/Renewal Domains

June 24th, 2015 Comments off
Radix is celebrating its first Anniversary today. Currently Radix has two live generic extensions – .website and .space & two live vertical extensions -.press and .host As an Anniversary special, .website and .space are being offered at $1 or lower across many registrars like Go Daddy, Namecheap, Domain.com, Alpnames etc. until June 25th. Both .website […]
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.Bank Reports Over 3K Institutions Applied for .BANK Domain Today

June 24th, 2015 Comments off
According to Housingwire.com,  the new gTLD, .BANK, more than 3,000 financial institutions applied for .BANK domain names after the general availability period for the domain names began on June 23. Since .Bank has qualification requirements which have to be verified it’s not like a normal domain registration where you go to your registrar of choice, […]
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