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Big changes at DomainTools as privacy law looms

Regular users of DomainTools should expect significant changes to their service, possibly unwelcome, as the impact of incoming European Union privacy law begins to be felt. Professional users such as domain investors are most likely to be impacted by t...
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Get a free ticket to NamesCon here

NamesCon, the annual domain name industry conference, runs in Las Vegas at the end of the month, and DI has five free tickets to give away to readers. The catch: only people who have never been to NamesCon before are eligible. NamesCon starts January 2...
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ICANN chief tells industry to lawyer up as privacy law looms

The domain name industry should not rely on ICANN to protect it from incoming EU privacy law. That’s the strong message that came out of ICANN 60 in Abu Dhabi last week, with the organization’s CEO repeatedly advising companies to seek their own legal advice on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. The organization […]
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CentralNic and .CLUB reveal premium sales

CentralNic and .CLUB Domains have both revealed sales of premium domain names over the last several days. CentralNic said yesterday that it has sold “a number” of premiums for $3.4 million. The names are believed to be from its own portfolio, rather than registry-reserved names in any of the TLDs it manages. The company did […]
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Topcoin plans ICO with goal of being loyalty program for digital goods

Company plans to use blockchain to disrupt the loyalty program business. If you’ve registered domain names at Uniregistry over the past three years then you are familiar with Topcoin, a form of digital rewards that can be redeemed for discounts on purchases at Uniregistry. The utility of this rewards currency is about to get interesting. […]

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Donuts’ acquisition of Rightside makes it easier on brand owners

Combined top level domain name portfolio will require only one brand blocking purchase. Brand protection just got easier thanks to Donuts’ acquisition of Rightside. Both companies have offered their own versions of a Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) that allows brand owners to block certain trademarks from being registered across their top level domains. Thanks […]

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Free passes to WorldHostingDays are still available

Domain Name Wire has free passes for hosting conference in Las Vegas. WorldHostingDays’ U.S. conference is about a month away. Although tickets are now $187.00, Domain Name Wire has free passes to give away. Just use code US177Z8 to register and you will get the free pass. This year’s U.S. edition of the event takes […]

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