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Another example of why your company must by the registrant of its domain names

Airline alleges that former contractors are holding its domain names hostage. A small Canadian airline says that former contractors are holding its two main domain name hostage, causing the company to lose substantial sales. It’s yet another example of why a company must be the registered owner of its domain names rather than letting a […]

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CentralNic and KeyDrive look to merge

Two domain companies in talks to combine. CentralNic and KeyDrive are in merger talks, CentralNic disclosed today. CentralNic is both a registry services provider and a registrar, which owns Instra and Internet.bs. It is one of (if not the) largest new top level domain name back end by domain volume thanks to .xyz and Radix. […]

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Happy Birthday: Domain Name Wire Turns 13

It’s time to turn rebellious because Domain Name Wire has become a teenager. This site turns 13-years-old today. Both the domain name business and online publishing world have changed a lot over the past 13 years. I’d like to thank both my readers and sponsors for continuing to make this publication possible through all of […]

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Investment firm to acquire domain name registrar NameSilo

Registrar will likely end up as publicly traded firm after the acquisition. A Canadian investment firm has entered into an agreement to acquire domain name registrar NameSilo for $9.5 million plus undisclosed earnouts. The acquirer, Brisio Innovations, is a publicly traded penny stock on the alternative Canadian Securities Exchange. It plans to spin NameSilo out […]

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Digging into Tucows’ annual report

Some notable items from Tucows’ 10-k. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) filed its annual report yesterday. Here are some things I found interesting: 1. The company now has 558 full-time employees. With $329 million in revenue, that’s about $600k of revenue per employee. 2. Tucows had 22.3M domains under management (DUM) on its own accreditations at the end […]

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GoDaddy “for sale” tweak leads to 41% more aftermarket sales revenue

New design boosts aftermarket domain name sales. Last month I spotted that GoDaddy was testing a new For Sale message when showing domain names listed in Afternic. I posited that this could help domain investors sell a lot more domains, and I was right. The old messages looked like this: The new messages provides quite […]

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Donuts acquires .Travel domain name

Donuts acquires a sponsored top level domain name for the travel industry. Top level domain name company Donuts announced today that it has acquired the .travel top level domain name from Tralliance Registry Management Company. It is the 239th top level domain name that Donuts will operate, but this one is very different from the […]

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WIPO responds to ICA’s UDRP Platform

WIPO is upset and largely missed the point. World Intellectual Property Organization, one of the many groups that manages UDRP cybersquatting cases, has expressed its displeasure with Internet Commerce Association’s* (ICA) opening platform for UDRP review. Speaking to World Trademark Review**, Brian Beckham, head of the internet dispute resolution section at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation […]

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MicroStrategy defends its Glory (.com)

Tech company fends off Japanese group that filed cybersquatting complaint. $1.5 billion dollar tech company MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) has successfully defended the domain name Glory.com in a cybersquatting dispute. MicroStrategy has a vast portfolio of high-quality domain names including alert.com, hope.com, mike.com, speaker.com and voice.com. It’s not clear what it intends to eventually do with […]

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HUGE win: HugeDomains gets reverse domain name hijacking win against Virgin Enterprises

Virgin takes the low road and is nailed for reverse domain name hijacking. HugeDomains has successfully defended its domain name VirginLiving.com against an attack by Virgin Enterprises, and Virgin has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in the case. Virgin failed to prove any of the three elements required to win a cybersquatting […]

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