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Namecheap tops $200 million revenue in 2020

Company hits big revenue milestone during its 20th year in business. Privately held domain name registrar and hosting company Namecheap has revealed to Domain Name Wire that it topped $200 million in revenue last year. The milestone comes during the company’s 20th year in business. Revenue was up 35%, or $51.6 million, over the $149 […]

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153 registrars fingered for ICANN security probe

Registrars will be asked to account for abusive domain names found on their services, under a new ICANN security audit. ICANN says it will soon send requests for information to 153 registrars, asking them to provide documentation showing how they dealt...
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GoDaddy explains AR15 .com boot

Company says it asked the site to remove content that incited violence before telling it to find another domain name registrar. Last week, gun site and forum AR15 .com said it was “de-platformed” by GoDaddy. It claimed that GoDaddy didn’t tell it which content violated its terms, and informed it that the decision was final […]

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Latest .com ranking has some surprises

Two registrars posted big gains in September. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers September 2020. There were a couple of surprises in the monthly numbers. Perhaps they are anomalies. First, Hosting Concepts/OpenProvider had a surge in one-year .com registrations, placing it in […]

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Parler.com domain moves to Epik

Social media network mainly used by conservative voices moves its domain to registrar Epik. The social media network Parler has moved its domain name from DreamHost to Epik, a domain name registrar known for attracting domain names used by far-right and conspiracy theory websites. Yesterday, the company issued a statement saying that it had not […]

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Epik Update on Afternic Fast Transfer Status

Epik provided an update on their termination from Afternic Fast Transfer. In the blog post Epik gives some insight into what factors played a part in the decision from their view. From the post We believe there were several factors involved, including ...
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The scariest thing about that GoDaddy phishing test story

A lot of employees apparently fell for it. GoDaddy has been taking a lot of heat for a phishing test email it sent to many of its employees right before the holidays. The email told recipients that they were receiving a $650 holiday bonus and asked them to click a link in order to receive […]

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