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Kings of .Com – Registrar Analysis

These are the biggest registrars for .com domain names. ICANN has published Verisign’s most recent official breakdown of domain transactions by registrar. The data are from November. Starting with this month’s .com registrar post, I’m going to show the registrar’s numbers from the previous month as well if they were on the chart during the […]

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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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ICANN expects to lose 750 registrars in the next year

ICANN is predicting that about 750 accredited registrars will close over the next 12 months due to the over-saturation of the drop-catching market. ICANN VP Cyrus Namazi made the estimate while explaining ICANN’s fiscal 2018 budget, which is where the projection originated, at the organization’s public meeting in South Africa last week. He said that […]
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Shares of Web.com Up Over 13% After Hours On Takeover Rumors

Shares of Web.com (WEB) rose over 13% after hours as Reuters.com reported the company “is in talks with private equity firms after receiving takeover approaches.” The story went on to say “The buyout interest in Web.com comes as its sector has become increasingly crowded, with companies such as Wix.com Ltd, Weebly Inc and Squarespace seeking […]

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Moniker Exiting the Drop Game?

One of the company’s drop-catching proxy registrars SantiamDomains recently (and quietly) changed hands and is now under Web.com’s ownership. This article is purely speculative, but it’s based on something that I learned today while troubleshooting some domain administration issues. A domain that I had caught at Snapnames back in March of 2014 is coming up […]
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