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.Com Winners: Some shakeup in the top 10

Top 10 registrars juggle places in latest monthly report. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com registry. This registrar-by-registrar report covers August 2018. Note that HiChina is now listed as Alibaba in the official reports, so I’ve changed the name on this report. Here’s how registrars did in […]

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Web.com acquires Tucows’ half of NameJet

Deal is a sign of the times in the expired domain business. Web.com is now the sole owner of domain name auction site NameJet after acquiring Tucows’ (NASDAQ: TCX) interest in the business. NameJet was created as a partnership between Enom and Network Solutions (now part of Web.com) in 2007 at a time when SnapNames […]

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Domain name registrars and .Com, by the numbers

ICANN publishes latest .com data. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) about the .com registry. This registrar-by-registrar report covers Maay 2018. There was little change on the charts. For new registrations, NameSilo lept above West.cn for the month. On the top 10 total registrations leaderboard, Xin Net swapped places with GMO. […]

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June’s top DNW stories

Here’s a rundown of the top stories and podcasts on DNW from last month: 1. Timing is everything: why .XXX dwarfs other adult top level domain names – The .XXX namespace and others recently sold by ICM Registry paint a picture of how difficult it is to market a new TLD in a crowded environment. […]

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All About .Me – DNW Podcast #191

Learn about the origins of the .Me domain name. You’ve surely seen .me domain names and might even own some in your domain name portfolio. Today you’re going to learn about how the .me domain name came to be and why it has been successful when we talk to Natasa Djukanovic, the CMO of the […]

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Web.com to go private in $2 billion acquisition

Siris Capital to acquire domain name and web presence company for $25 per share. Web.com (NASDAQ:WEB), the parent company of domain name registrars Network Solutions and Register.com, has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group in a $2 billion deal. Shareholders will get $25.00 per share; shares closed yesterday at $23.20. […]

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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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