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Escrow.com Q3 2019 domain name sales report

Escrow.com released the Domain Investment Index Q3 2019 report. Sales rose in Q3 despite the fact that summer is the slowest part of the year in terms of domain name sales. I expect sales in Q4 to rise even further. Also China is seeing a slow down in ...
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Front-running and domain names

What is front-running and how does it apply to domain names? Last month the 10-day auction for domain name detour.com was supposed to end at GoDaddy. The bids were above $30k but the domain was renewed and the auction cancelled a few hours before the a...
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Most abused domain name extensions

Spamhaus has named .com the most abused top-level domain name extension in Botnets in Q3-2019. But it is not that simple as some additional stats show. The amount of newly detected botnet command & control servers (C&Cs) reached an all-time hig...
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EFF: ICANN staff violated the Bylaws

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wrote a letter to the ICANN Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee to address certain errors in the ICANN Ombudsman’s September 7, 2019 “Substantive Evaluation” of EFF’s Request for Reconsideration. EFF claim...
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No respect for intangible things

Many people have no respect for intangible things. Many people don’t understand how and why intangible things can cost (a lot of) money or simply pretend not to understand and play stupid to get a freebie. The source of it all goes way back in th...
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Tucows rebrands

Tucows rebranded on Friday getting a new logo, new site and a new look. Tucows owns OpenSRS, Enom, EPAG, Hover and Ascio and is the second largest domain registrar in the world by volume and also runs Ting. Maybe now it is time to redesign Enom (that T...
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