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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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ICANN confirms GoDaddy Whois probe

ICANN is looking into claims that GoDaddy is in breach of its registrar accreditation contract. The organization last week told IP lawyer Brian Winterfeldt that his complaint about the market-leading registrar throttling and censoring Whois queries ove...
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.AI domain name moves to CoCCA, which should spur adoption

EPP automates many .AI transactions people take for granted with other domains. Anguilla’s country code domain name .AI has become popular in recent years thanks to artificial intelligence companies. Now the domain has a bit of intelligence itself. The domain name registry has moved to the Council of Country Code Administrators (CoCCA) platform, which means […]

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