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Must Read Story: Nominet Overcharges .UK Customers To Pay For Cheaper New gTLD’s

Kieren McCarthy published a post yesterday entitled “The Great British domain name rip-off: Overcharged .uk customers help pay for cheaper .vodka; Time for competition authorities to take a hard look at Nominet” Here are some of the highlights of the story “.UK domain name holders are being overcharged while the company behind it wins contracts […]

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Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names Starts Deleting Its 230,000 Uniregistry Domains

On Thursday Frank Schilling North Sound Names started to delete the registrations for the approximately 230,000 domain names it registered in Uniregistry new gTLD extensions. Yesterday over 100,000 domain names owned by North Sound Names in Uniregistry strings were deleted. About a month ago Uniregistry announced it would be releasing over 1,000,000 domain names it […]

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Verisign: As Of June 30 There Are 334.6 Million Domains In The World; Up 12.9% From Last Year

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 334.6 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2016. The increase of approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations […]

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UPDATED: Minds + Machines Lost Registrations Result of Registry Deletions Not Non-Renewals

Yesterday we reported that Minds + Machines (LON:MMX) lost on average around 30% of its registrations due to non-renewal. Today we were informed by Minds + Machines that the deleted domain names were not the result of non-renewals; but was the result of Minds + Machines “unwinding its Emerald Names initiative and moving premium inventory […]

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Minds + Machines Extension Having A Really Bad Day Losing 30% Of Registrations Over 13 Strings

Minds + Machines (LON:MMX) is having a bad day as many of its new gTLD’s have come up for renewal and many lost a substantial percentage of its registrations yesterday. According to RegistrarStats.com, 13 new gTLD strings owned and operated by Mind + Machines lost on average somewhere around 30% of its domain registrations over […]

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NamesCon 2017 : Special 50% off pricing, act now!

The clock is ticking for NamesCon 2017 in Las Vegas, and if you don’t believe us, click here. The biggest domain conference in the industry is expected to set new records in attendance, once again. Ticket pricing goes up as we head closer to the conference dates, and now it’s the time to buy your […]

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Longest Domain Escrow Ever? XND.com In Sedo Escrow For 6+ Years Just Transfers

The domain name XND.com just transferred to a new owner yesterday, someone in China. A three letter .com finding its way to China is certain not news, but what is really interesting about this domain is that is sold back in January 2010 for $10,500. The domain name according to Domaintools.com has been sitting in […]

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Looks Like At Least 4 Brands Paid Tens of Thousands Each To Register 6 .Shop Domain

Yesterday, September 1, 2016, was the first day of the Early Access Program (EAP) for .Shop. I found six .Shop domain registrations that were made on September 1 by 4 brand-holders. It’s possible these registrations could have been made in the Sunrise period if the brands were registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse but Sunrise for […]

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.Win Becomes 4th New gTLD To Break 1 Million Registrations

The new gTLD .Win has become the 4th new gTLD to break the 1 million domain registration mark. According to RegistrarStats.com, which also takes into account deleted domains .Win has 1,000,093 domains registered. The other 3 new gTLD’s that have over 1 million domain names are .Wang (1,064,728); .Top (2,793,356); and .XYZ (6,195,695). 4 of […]

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The Internet Commerce Association’s Comment To ICANN Over Verisign Contract

The Internet Commerce Association (the ICA) has filed a comment with ICANN over the proposed Verisign Contract which would start in 2018. The comment period is opened until midnight tonight UTC and you should file a comment if you have an opinion. In full disclosure my Company Worldwide Media, Inc, is a Gold member of […]

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