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Web.com to go private in $2 billion acquisition

Siris Capital to acquire domain name and web presence company for $25 per share. Web.com (NASDAQ:WEB), the parent company of domain name registrars Network Solutions and Register.com, has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group in a $2 billion deal. Shareholders will get $25.00 per share; shares closed yesterday at $23.20. […]

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How to Transfer a Domain Name

These are the four steps for transferring a domain name under the newest transfer policy. The domain name transfer process changed at the end of May. Here is the current process for transferring a domain name between domain registrars. 1. Unlock your domain. Transfer lock must be turned off on your domain before you initiate […]

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.Com Leaderboard for domain name registrars

Little change at the top for domain name registrar rankings. ICANN has published the latest official .com data from February. In February, these were the top 10 registrars in terms of new .com registrations: 1. GoDaddy.com* 846,327 (974,020 in January) 2. Tucows** 206,361 (220,521) 3. Endurance+ 149,255 (175,515) 4. NameCheap Inc. 117,911 (134,155) 5. Web.com++ […]

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Transfer problems out of Pheenix

Customers of Pheenix.com received the following notice the beginning of May, EnCirca (www.encirca.com) was selected by ICANN to manage the bulk transfer of domain names from 49 Pheenix-related registrars recently terminated by ICANN. EnCirca was founde...
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.Travel domains are now easier to register

Complicated step of acquiring ID number from registry has been removed. Domain name registry Donuts acquired the .travel top level domain name earlier this year. Now, as expected, it has made it easier to register second level .travel domains. Registrants will no longer need to acquire a Unique Identifying Number from the .travel registry before […]

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GoDaddy gets patent for “Earmarking a short list of favorite domain names or searches”

Patent describes way to save searches for the benefit of both searchers and registrars. The U.S Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,972,041 (pdf) to GoDaddy for “Earmarking a short list of favorite domain names or searches”. The company applied for the patent in February 2015 and the patent was granted today. The […]

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.App continues to soar, sets records at GoDaddy

Domain is headed for biggest new TLD launch yet. I might sound like a broken record here, but .app continues to outperform essentially all new top level domain name launches to date. Although it’s not reflected in the zone file, Google’s Ben McIlwain reports that over 7,500 domain names were registered during day five of […]

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Consensus be damned: here’s how transfers will work at Tucows after GDPR

Tucows will follow TechOps subcommittee recommendation for domain transfers as ICANN figures out what to do. Here’s the thing about GDPR and domain name registrars/registries: if they wait for ICANN to figure out how to address GDPR, it will be too late to make the necessary changes to comply with the law. GDPR enforcement goes […]

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