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.HipHop relaunches with reduced prices

.Hiphop domains are a lot cheaper after acquisition. The company that acquired .hiphop from Frank Schilling’s UNR has relaunched it with reduced pricing. Dot Hip Hop, LLC acquired the domain in the UNR auction last year. After a long delay, ICANN approved the transfer of the top level domain in March this year. Digital Asset […]

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Dot Hip Hop slashes prices 80% in relaunch

The industry newcomer run mainly by veterans, Dot Hip Hop said today it will slash the price of .hiphop domains by 80% in an effort to reinvigorate the languishing gTLD. That appears to mean a wholesale fee reduction from $100 to $20 a year. The price cut will be married with a focus on registry-level […]

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XYZ bought most of Uniregistry’s TLDs

XYZ.com has emerged as the winning bidder for 10 of the 17 new gTLDs that UNR, formerly Uniregistry, auctioned off last year. The company bought .audio, .christmas, .diet, .flowers, .game, .guitars, .hosting, .lol, .mom and .pics, according to ICANN, which approved the transfer of each registry agreement today. As previously reported, a new company called […]

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Dot Hip Hop withdraws request after it served its purpose

Group says that it spurred ICANN to take action. As Jeff Neumann commented last week, Dot Hip Hop has withdrawn its reconsideration request regarding the assignment of the .hiphop TLD from Uniregistry to Dot Hip Hop (DHH). It’s only the thirteenth withdrawal of a reconsideration request at ICANN since 1999. In its letter to the […]

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ICANN explains its side of UNR registry transfer holdup

New “contractual-right-counter-parties” still waiting for transfers. ICANN published an explanation last week for why it still hasn’t approved any UNR registry transfer requests from last year. Frank Schilling auctioned off his 23 top-level domain names for over $40 million at the end of April. To date, ICANN hasn’t approved a single transfer to the new […]

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ICANN is blocking 23 gTLD transfers over blockchain fears

ICANN is objecting to the transfer of 23 new gTLDs from UNR to an unknown number of third parties, because it’s scared that the associated non-fungible tokens may break the internet and its own authority over it. The mystery of how UNR’s auction in April of its entire new gTLD portfolio has so far not […]

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After price hike, now Tucows drops support for Uniregistry TLDs

Tucows is to drop OpenSRS support for nine Uniregistry gTLDs after the registry announced severe price increases. The registrar told OpenSRS resellers that it will no longer support .audio, .juegos, .diet, .hiphop, .flowers, .guitars, .hosting, .property and .blackfriday from September 8, the date the increases kick in. It’s the second major registrar, after GoDaddy, to […]
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