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Namecheap and Tucows settle legal dispute

Transfer dispute was resolved in a legal settlement. Namecheap and Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) have entered into a settlement agreement to resolve a transfer dispute. Namecheap, a former Enom reseller, sued Tucows (which now owns Enom) because it said that Tucows was dragging its feet over transferring millions of domain names to Namecheap. Tucows said it […]

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Pennsylvania Attorney General subpoenas Epik over Gab.com domain name

AG asks Epik to hand over communications with Gab. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has asked domain name registrar Epik to send it information about its interactions with Gab, the social network that came under fire after one of its users shot people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Gab.com was registered at GoDaddy before moving […]

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Rob Monster explains why he accepted GAB.com domain at Epik

Controversial site moves its domain name to Epik. Most domain name registrars don’t like a hot potato, but Epik founder Rob Monster has decided to serve as the registrar for one–Gab.com. If you aren’t familiar with the site, the “free speech” social network has been in the news because the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter ranted on […]

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.Com winners and losers, and Google Domains’ odd practice

You still can’t register a domain for more than one year at Google Domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) about the .com registry. This registrar-by-registrar report covers July 2018. While reviewing the data I was surprised to see something about Google Domains. Even after all of these years and the […]

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The economics of “forever” domain registrations

Should the domain name industry introduce perpetual domain registrations? Consumers like predictability. They dislike price increases on their cable bill, healthcare premiums and mortgage. Companies like cash in the bank. They can do a lot with it: invest, buy back shares, etc. So the idea of a “forever” domain registration in which one payment is made […]

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AppDetex raises another Whois stir, Tucows responds

Brand protection company claims registrars aren’t cooperating, but there are two sides to the story. Tucows CEO Elliot Noss has responded to claims made by brand protection company AppDetex over access to Whois data. AppDetex has raised concerns that domain name registrars are not responding to or are denying requests for Whois data when it […]

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Domain companies with fanatical customers

Domain companies that have fanatical customers often have these shared traits. This morning I was reading a thread on NamePros about domain registrars. Someone was asking for recommendations on which registrar to choose. Some names kept coming up including Epik and NameSilo. Others mentioned GoDaddy, Namecheap and Dynadot. Having someone recommend your company to potential […]

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Namecheap releases interesting data about domain registrations

Report looks and recent and historical data on domain registrations at the registrar. Namecheap released a report today with data about its customers and their choice of top level domain names. The report includes data from the past ten years as well as more recent data incorporating new top level domains. It can be difficult […]

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