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.com outsells new gTLDs by 2:1 in 2018

The number of registered .com domains increased by more than double the growth of all new gTLDs last year, according to figures from Verisign. The latest Domain Name Industry Brief reports that .com grew by 7.1 million names in 2018, while new gTLDs gr...
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Most .uk registrants not interested in .uk

The majority of people eligible to register .uk domains at the second level have not yet chosen to do so, according to local registry Nominet. Numbers the company released this week show that only two million 2LD .uk names have been registered since th...
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Australia likely to BAN domaining

Domain investors will soon be no longer welcome in Australia’s .au, if proposed policy changes are approved. Registrants who own more than 100 names and cannot prove they’re not a domainer will have their names deleted, under the recommenda...
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Another dot-brand bites the dust

Honeywell International, a $40-billion-a-year US conglomerate, has become the last major company to dump its dot-brand gTLD. The company informed ICANN in February that it no longer wishes to run .honeywell, and ICANN yesterday published its preliminar...
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O.com might be a one-off for Verisign

Verisign today was finally given approval to auction off o.com, the first single-character .com domain to hit the market since the early 1990s. The ICANN board of directors voted to approve a contractual amendment that will lift the ban on single-chara...
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Mohan takes the reins at Afilias

Ram Mohan has appears to have taken over the C-suite at Afilias. The long-time chief technology officer was also yesterday named to the newly created role of chief operating officer, with the suggestion that he’s also taken over much of the work ...
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Nevett headhunts top execs from three rivals

Public Interest Registry has filled out its executive team by poaching senior staff from rivals Afilias, Donuts and Neustar. Judy Song-Marshall of Neustar has joined as chief of staff, Joe Abley of Afilias is the new chief technology officer and Anand ...
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