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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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Tucows shifts expired domain name inventory to NameJet

Move comes after Tucows acquired an interest in NameJet earlier this year. Tucows, the world’s second largest domain name registrar, has stopped sending its expired domain name inventory to GoDaddy and will instead send it to NameJet. Tucows just switched its expired domain partner to GoDaddy in September after previously using SnapNames. It was the […]

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January data show why Rightside sold eNom: Namecheap

Namecheap made a wholesale switch to its own accreditation in January. ICANN has published data from Verisign about .com activity in January, and it reveals a good reason why Rightside sold eNom to Tucows. Namecheap. Namecheap has always been a big part of eNom’s business. It has historically accounted for about a quarter of eNom’s […]

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Why won’t Tucows disclose their resellers’ services?

Recently, I had to confirm whether a particular, UK-based registrar is ICANN-accredited. Transferring domains to non-accredited domain registrars is important to know; one must be aware of which ICANN-accredited registrar they resell for. The registrar identified itself as a reseller of OpenSRS/Tucows. But I had to confirm it, so I contacted Tucows. My communication with […]
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