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A look back at 2019, including December’s top stories. The domain name industry finished 2019 with a bang, and it’s off to the races in this new decade. What will be in store? Listen to the 2020 Predictions Podcast for forecasts from 15 different people. Over the holiday break, I published analyses of some of the […]

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Shakeup on the .com leader boards, Namecheap tops 5 million

Lots of shifting and Namecheap hits a milestone. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers September 2019. There was a lot of shakeup this month. On the new registrations chart, Xin Net fell out of the top ten after its monthly volume reduced […]

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.Com Winners & Losers: NameSilo enters top 10 overall

NameSilo bumps GMO off the list. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers August 2019. NameSilo has broken into the top 10 for .com domains under management, pushing GMO off the list. On the monthly charts, there was a bit of place-swapping but […]

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Namecheap adds cool new feature to domain search

Customers will understand more about the domain’s history. The message domain searchers get when a domain they want is taken is usually just “not available”. The customer then needs to move on. Namecheap just launched a nifty feature that adds context to the result. When a domain is taken, Namecheap shows when the domain was […]

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Namecheap launches Validation.com for identity verification

System makes it easy for businesses to verify the identity of customers. Namecheap has launched a new identity verification service using a great domain name: Validation.com. The service lets businesses confirm the identity of customers for various purposes, including chargeback prevent and Know Your Customer (KYC) rules. Businesses using Validation.com create a submission link for […]

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ICANN Board finds no problems with new .Org contract

Board believes Reconsideration Requests are without merit. ICANN’s Board of Directors has found no problems with ICANN’s handling of the .org contract renewal with Public Interest Registry. Two organizations filed reconsideration requests over the controversial contract. Domain name registrar Namecheap objected to the removal of price caps on .org domains. Electronic Frontier Foundation objected to […]

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