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Domain growth dropped off in Q3, says Verisign

The third quarter saw the worldwide domain industry base of registrations increase by 600,000 names over the second quarter, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. September ended with 370.7 million names registered across all...
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Drop auctions not a slam-dunk, says Nominet

Nominet has responded to criticism of its plans to introduce registry-level .uk drop auctions by saying it’s not about money-grabbing and is not guaranteed to even happen. Registry MD Eleanor Bradley today blogged: In some quarters the commentary...
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Nominet considers auctioning expiring .uk domain names

.Uk registry plans to bring more clarity to expired domain process and possibly auction domains. Nominet, the registry for .uk domain names, is considering introducing an auction model for expiring domain names. The registry asked for feedback last year about making the drop more transparent so that people would have a better understanding of how […]

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Criminal .uk suspensions down this year

Nominet suspended fewer .uk domain names due to reports of criminality in the last 12 months that in did in the prior period. The registry said last week that is suspended 28,937 domains in the year to the end of October, down from 32,813 in the 2018 p...
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Nominet considers publishing domain name drop lists

Group wants to add sunshine to the domain-dropping process. .UK domain name registry Nominet is considering publishing drop lists of domain names that are about to be deleted and released. The organization is asking for feedback on the idea and two other issues during a policy consultation. Nominet points to three issues with the way […]

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Nominet raises .uk prices

Nominet is to raise the price of a .uk domain name in January, adding a couple million quid to its top line. The company’s annual registry fee will increase by 4%, from £3.75 to £3.90 ($4.77), on January 13 next year. Nominet said the increase is...
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Cybersquatting cases down a bit in the UK

The number of cybersquatting complaints filed with Nominet declined slightly in 2018, according to the registry. Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service, which is a bit like the UDRP, handled 671 cases last year, compared to 712 in 2017. The number ...
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