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Donuts slashes prices on a million domains

Donuts is to overhaul the pricing on 1.1 million registry-reserved “premium” domain names, taking hundreds of thousands out of premium status altogether. The company said today that it has decided to reduce the registration cost of 250,000 ...
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.tech gTLD startups “raise $2 billion”

Tech startups using domain names in the .tech gTLD have raised $2 billion in venture capital financing over the last two years, according to Radix. The registry looked at startups listed on Crunchbase as of June and found 650 companies using .tech doma...
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China’s MySpace trainwreck sells its gTLD

A once-hot Chinese social networking company that now sells used cars instead has offloaded its gTLD. The registry contract for .ren, the Pinyin for the Chinese “人”, meaning “people”, has been transferred from Beijing Qianxiang ...
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Mystery .vu registry revealed

Neustar has been selected as the back-end domain registry operator for the nation of Vanuatu. The company, and the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator, announced the appointment, which came after a competitive tender proce...
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.gay gets rooted

The new gTLD .gay, which was often used as an example of a controversial TLD that could be blocked from the DNS, has finally made it to the DNS. While no .gay domains are currently resolving, the TLD itself was added to the root zone over the weekend. ...
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EFF becomes second to appeal new .org contract

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has appealed ICANN’s decision to add stronger trademark protection rules to .org. The civil liberties organization has filed a Request for Reconsideration with ICANN, saying that the new .org contract should not...
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