Domain growth slows a lot in Q1

The growth of the domain name industry slowed in the first quarter, numbers published today by Verisign reveal. According to its latest Domain Name Industry Brief (pdf), the domain universe grew to 330.6 million in Q1. That’s an increase of 1.3 million names on Q4 2016, a 0.4% sequential increase, and 11.8 million names, 3.7% […]
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Is Prevalent Shill Bidding Going on at Namejet?

TLDorg TLDorg: If you bid on Namejet you should check out this Namepros thread that started yesterday: https://www.namepros.com/threads/bidding-on-your-own-names-at-namejet.1030874/ Right now it is 13 pages and growing so if you don’t have the time to read through the entire thing then read the first page, and then read the post by user Michael (I believe Namebio.com’s owner) on… Read More

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Feds seize .XYZ domain

The .XYZ gTLD is getting hit by massive domain drops, to the tune of 2.5 million, and now Homeland Security Investigations has added one domain to its seized list. Dubsrewatcher.xyz moved into ICE possession, and is currently displaying the standard message: “Willful copyright infringement is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders […]

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Governments slammed for overreach as Amazon wins gTLD appeal

DomainIncite DomainIncite: Amazon has won its appeal against the rejection of its .amazon gTLD application, in a ruling that criticizes ICANN for giving too much deference to government advice. The Independent Review Process panel’s 2-to-1 ruling, delivered July 11 and published this week, means that .amazon and its Chinese and Japanese translations has been un-rejected and ICANN […]

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Company Domain Movers: Swivel.com, ZML.com + More

Welcome! This is Domain Movers. We keep track of corporate domain name transactions and report the early findings to you.

This is a very small sample of daily domain name activity surrounding businesses around the world and often indicate new brands, new advertising efforts, domain name upgrades and much more.

AdrielAuto.com has been acquired out of GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio for a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client.

FirePartners.com has been acquired by a currently unknown (generic whois data) SafeNames corporate … Read the rest

Company Domain Movers: Swivel.com, ZML.com + More
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