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DNSeattle announces May event at Amazon

2017 event will take place at Amazon.com’s headquarters. DNSeattle has announced the date and venue for its 2017 event. It will take place Thursday, May 25 at Amazon’s headquarters in South Lake Union. Seattle has more domain name companies than any other city: Donuts, Rightside, MMX, DomainTools, Epik, Amazon, Google, Top Level Spectrum, and perhaps […]

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Payoneer gives free escrow to Efty users, half off promo for others

Company makes big April push to win over domain investors. Domain name sales platform Efty has integrated Payoneer as an escrow service and is offering a good promo to its users in April: all Efty users will get free Payoneer escrow in April when they sell domain names through the platform. Separately, Payoneer is offering […]

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Chinese buy another 200,000 .VIP domain names

Bulk orders boost .VIP top level domain name. MMX (Minds + Machines) reported today that it has received orders for 200,000 additional .VIP domain name registrations. The sales will generate $1.3 million in income over the life of the contracts, and this dollar figure includes 61 names sold in eName’s recent auction. The deals seem […]

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ICANN reveals $500 million gTLD buyback program

ICANN is to spend its half-billion dollar auction war chest on a buyback program for failing new gTLDs, DI can reveal. Inspired by the “Cash for Clunkers” program that provided stimulus during the economic downturn in the US a decade ago, the new program will see ICANN offer $1 million per gTLD to any registry […]
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Sedo to pitch domain names to financial investors

Company heads to Dubai to tell financial investors about domain names. If there’s one company in the domain name space that makes an effort to pitch domain names to various industries and people outside the domain business, it’s Sedo. The company attends lots of vertical conferences throughout the year to talk about domain names. A […]

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Austin company tries its hand at an “alternative root”

Want to register something.new? You can, but there’s a catch. An Austin company has launched something like an “alternative root” for domain names. Authenticated Reality is launched “The New Internet“, a service that allows people to register any domain name they want on both the left and right side of the dot. The catch is […]

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Rightside changes brand blocking service for new TLDs

Product will cover more domains but cost more money. Domain name company Rightside is expanding the scope and features of its Domain Protected Marks List (DPML), a service that lets trademark holders block domain names across its portfolio of 40 TLDs. The new service will be available for existing and new customers beginning April 17. […]

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Free Escrow Service for Domain Name Sales Under $500

A revolution in buyer and seller protection for an industry that is no stranger to scams and theft is underway. Francois Carrillo, founder of the popular domain news aggregator Domaining.com, is now offering free escrow services for domain sale transactions under $500 at eCop.com. Update Nov. 2: The service is now available for free to paid members […]

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