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David Ellefson of Megadeth – DNW Podcast #162

Founding member of the multi-platinum group Megadeth talks about the early days of the web. What was it like having a website in the early days of the web? On today’s show, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson explains how Megadeth got on the internet and why it started with the domain name MegadethArizona.com instead of Megadeth.com. […]

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Web.com gets Whois Privacy patent

Web.com subsidiary gets patent for Whois Privacy, as compared to Whois Proxy. GoDaddy has patents for domain name proxy services. Now a competitor, Web.com’s Network Solutions, has a patent for Whois privacy. U.S. Patent #9,817,979 (pdf) for Private domain name registration covers Whois privacy in which a domain is registered in the name of the […]

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Domain name company Donuts tops Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500

Three-year revenue growth tops 59,000%. New top level domain name company Donuts ranked #1 on this year’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 from Deloitte. Rankings were based on three-year revenue growth from 2013-2016. The timing worked out great for Donuts. It launched its first new top level domain names in early access and general availability in […]

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CentralNic sells $3.4 million of domain names

Company comes through on its promise to bolster numbers by selling domain name inventory. CentralNic (London AIM:CNIC) has sold $3.4 million of domain names from its domain inventory, the company revealed today. The deal doesn’t come as a big surprise. The company sold £3.555 million of domain names to one buyer in the second half […]

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Screen-It Graphics attempted to Reverse Domain Name Hijack Grandstand.com

Printing company filed cybersquatting case in abuse of policy. As predicted, Screen-It Graphics of Lawrence, Inc. dba Grandstand has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Grandstand.com. Screen-It has used the domain name egrandstand.com since 2006 and started using the name Grandstand for its business in 1991, according […]

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Jothan Frakes named interim executive director of DNA

Frakes to take leading role in industry association. Jothan Frakes has been named the interim executive director of The Domain Name Association (DNA). The announcement was made during a session at the Merge conference in Orlando today. Frakes has been involved in the domain name industry since the 1990s when he worked for what is […]

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.Boston domain names enter general availability today

Standard registration fees are near .com prices. The days of many notable top level domain names entering general availability are long gone, but there’s a noteworthy launch today: .Boston. Domain names ending in .boston will be available today starting at 16:00 UTC, which is noon EDT. Standard prices are fairly low; GoDaddy is charging $11.99 […]

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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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