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Transferring domains gets more complex this week

A new anti-hijacking domain name transfer policy comes into effect this week at all ICANN-accredited registrars, potentially complicating the process of not only selling domains but also updating your own Whois records. But many registrars have already rewritten their terms of service to make the new rules as hassle-free as possible (and essentially pointless). From […]
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GoDaddy in talks to buy massive registrar Host Europe – report

GoDaddy is reportedly talking to Host Europe Group, one of Europe’s largest registrars, about an acquisition. Reuters today reported that the deal, should it go ahead, could be worth as much as $1.8 billion. GoDaddy has been favored over rival bids from United Internet (owner of United-Domains) and buyout firm Centerbridge, Reuters said. HEG is […]
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CentralNic hires Andy Churley as Marketing Director

Churley has domain registrar and registry experience. Domain name company CentralNic today announced that it has hired Andy Churley as Group Marketing Director. Churley will oversee marketing across all of CentralNic’s companies, which include retail registrars and backend registry services. Churley was most recently Chief Marketing Officer at NameShield, a brand protection domain name registrar. […]

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It’s the end of domain search as we know it (and I feel fine)

Fracesco Cetraro of .Cloud provides these reflections for a new user-centric approach to getting people online. As a domain geek working in an industry full of people passionate about domains, I often find myself involved in very interesting discussions about the state and challenges of the domain industry and the impact that new TLDs are […]

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Guess which registrars sell the most gTLDs

MarkMonitor has become the first accredited registrar to carry over 500 gTLDs. Inspired by a recent Dynadot press release outlining its passing of the 500-TLD mark, I thought I’d put together a league table of gTLD registrars, ordered by which carries the most. It will come as little surprise to most that brand protection registrars […]
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Australian domain name registrar eyes IPO

Dreamscape targets an $86 million value. Australian domain name company Dreamscape, better known as CrazyDomains, is getting ready to go public. The Australian Financial Review reports that the company plans to begin trading on the Australian Securities Exchange on November 29. It is raising $25 million, $10 million of which will go to existing management […]

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How GoDaddy “uses this one simple trick” to get 56,000 more registration years per month

Hint: it’s all in the shopping cart. GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) managed to rack up 56,000 extra years of .com registrations in June. How? “Using this one simple trick!” GoDaddy’s shopping cart defaults to a five-year registration period when you place a domain name in your cart. Most people switch this back to just one year, but […]

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AlpNames Selling Famous Four’s New gTLD Domain Names for $.49 For Rest of 2016

According to an email we just received, the domain name registrar, AlpNames is going with a $.49 registration for domain names for Famous Four Media new gTLD extensions (non-premiums) “From now until the end of the year, ALL AlpNames customers can benefit from some of our lowest ever pricing across 16 AWESOME domain extensions. ” […]

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Tech Crunch Publishes a Great Story On The Domain Industry

TechCrunch.com published a great story about the money floating around in the domain industry entitled “”The silent evolution of domain names””. People in the domain space are mentioned include Rob Grant as the father of Lana Del Rey, Kevin Ham, and Thunayan K. AL-Ghanim. The story covers Godaddy’s purchase of our portfolio saying they spend […]

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