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MarkMonitor tells .feedback to take a hike after “breach” claim

MarkMonitor is to voluntarily terminate its registrar relationship with Top Level Spectrum after the .feedback registry hit it with a breach of contract notice. Troy Fuhriman, director of domain management at the registrar, told DI today that the company has just sent TLS a letter stating that it no longer wishes to sell .feedback names. […]
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Dynadog : Not a typo, just a cool domain destination

Dynadot is a popular domain registrar, and its brand is quite easy to remember. Unless, of course, one makes a slight typo, fat-fingering the last letter of the domain; after all, the letters “T” and “G” are next to each other. Dynadog.com is not a typo, however – just a cool destination. 😀 The Dynadot […]

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Pirate Bay founder launches piracy-friendly domain privacy service

The founder of controversial BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay has entered the domain name market with a new proxy service. It’s called Njalla, it’s based in a Caribbean tax haven, and it says it offers a higher level of privacy protection than you get anywhere else. The company described itself in its inaugural blog […]
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Official data show effects of Chinese domain investment bonanza

What happened in December, the one year anniversary of the Chinese investment bananza. ICANN just published data from Verisign about .com activity in December. This was the one year anniversary of lots of Chinese speculative registrations, and the deletions were massive. eName had 794,258 domains delete. HiChina saw 532,231 names delete. 22net had 125,766 deletions. […]

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It’s official: GoDaddy owns Host Europe Group

Company completed $1.8 billion acquisition of large European hosting and domain provider. GoDaddy has completed its $1.8 billion acquisition of Host Europe Group, giving it a massive presence in the European market. Host Europe Group owns 123 Reg, Heart Internet, Domain Factory, Host Europe, Paragon Group, Server4You and Serverloft. It also owns WorldHostingDays, which just […]

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GoDaddy comments on Uniregistry pricing change

Registrar is happy about grandfathering, but still has issues with Uniregistry price hikes. This morning, Uniregistry announced some changes to its planned price hikes that take effect in September. Most notably, existing registrations in nine of the domain names it is increasing prices on the most will be grandfathered. A current registrant of a .juegos […]

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Uniregistry backtracks on price hike on existing registrations

Company will grandfather existing registrations in many new TLDs. New top level domain name registry Uniregistry is backtracking on its plans to significantly increase prices on existing registrations this September. Last month, the company announced price increases of up to 30x current prices. This caused quite an uproar and put Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling on […]

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NameSilo Marketplace Launches Domain Payment Plans

NameSilo, a domain name registrar, has just launched the ability to offer Payment Plans for premium domain names to customers. The announcement by NameSilo came via an email which can be read below. This means that customers can pay for a premium domain in the NameSilo Marketplace utilizing NameSilo’s shopping cart and payment options. If […]
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Moniker Exiting the Drop Game?

One of the company’s drop-catching proxy registrars SantiamDomains recently (and quietly) changed hands and is now under Web.com’s ownership. This article is purely speculative, but it’s based on something that I learned today while troubleshooting some domain administration issues. A domain that I had caught at Snapnames back in March of 2014 is coming up […]
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Beware Go Daddy Phishing Email – Status Alert: Potential risk to the server.

I received a notification in my spam folder today with the following subject line: Status Alert: Potential risk to the server. Hovering above the sender in Gmail reveals the spammer is masking their email as tech@mya.godaddy.com. However the message is not legitimate.  The actual hyperlink contained in the email points to a .ru (Russia ccTLD) […]
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