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Tucows changes the format of its quarterly earnings conference call, and it’s a great idea

New investor call model should be emulated. Publicly traded companies release their earnings once a quarter. They follow it up with an analyst and shareholder call that goes something like this: The CEO talks about what happened during the quarter. Then she hands it off to the CFO, who recaps the essential numbers. Then the […]

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The latest .Com Leaderboard

Here’s how registrars performed in the latest official Verisign report. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign about the .com registry. This registrar-by-registrar report covers April 2018. Chinese registrars continued to add .com domains at a nice clip in April. In April, these were the top 10 registrars in terms of new .com […]

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Euro-Whois advice still as clear as mud

European privacy chiefs have again weighed in to the ongoing debate about GDPR and Whois, offering another thin batch of vague advice to ICANN. The European Data Protection Board, in its latest missive (pdf), fails to provide much of the granular &#822...
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Top Domain Name Stories from May

A whole lot of GDPR. Here’s a look at the top stories on Domain Name Wire last month, ranked by pageviews: 1. Google has already GDPR’d its Whois records – Google Registry began limiting the data in Whois records well before the May 25 deadline. 2. ICANN files legal action against Tucows registrar over GDPR […]

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.Com Leaderboard for domain name registrars

Little change at the top for domain name registrar rankings. ICANN has published the latest official .com data from February. In February, these were the top 10 registrars in terms of new .com registrations: 1. GoDaddy.com* 846,327 (974,020 in January) 2. Tucows** 206,361 (220,521) 3. Endurance+ 149,255 (175,515) 4. NameCheap Inc. 117,911 (134,155) 5. Web.com++ […]

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German court denies injunction against Tucows’ registrar EPAG over GDPR

Court agrees with Tucows that some Whois data is redundant. A German Court in Bonn has denied (pdf) ICANN’s request for an injunction against Tucows’ domain name registrar EPAG. ICANN filed the injunction request last Friday, the day the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. EPAG had notified ICANN that it no […]

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ICANN files legal action against Tucows registrar over GDPR

Domain name overseer hopes to get clarification about data collection for domain name registrations. ICANN has filed injunction proceedings against EPAG, a domain name registrar owned by Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX), in a challenge meant to get clarity on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). EPAG is a German registrar that Tucows acquired in 2011. […]

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Consensus be damned: here’s how transfers will work at Tucows after GDPR

Tucows will follow TechOps subcommittee recommendation for domain transfers as ICANN figures out what to do. Here’s the thing about GDPR and domain name registrars/registries: if they wait for ICANN to figure out how to address GDPR, it will be too late to make the necessary changes to comply with the law. GDPR enforcement goes […]

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