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Chinese domain market report : Chip prices drop below $900

The unthinkable has finally happened, and we’re not talking about the nuclear Armageddon looming over the North Korea crisis. Chinese “Chips” – long considered to be the domain coinage of choice among progressive domain investors – have steadily declined in value, along with the resurgence of Bitcoin. During the past 18 months prices fell from […]

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Indian government blocks Archive.org

The government of India has blocked Archive.org thanks to a complaint by two Bollywood studios. Prakash Jha Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment chose to target infringing copies of their movies, through the High Court of the Judicature at Madras, rather than sending the Internet Archive a takedown notice. Archive.org responded to the incident: “After a […]

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Crypto news : Coinbase raises $100 million dollars in funding round

Coinbase announced that they have raised $100 million dollars, in a Series D funding round, led by IVP. With participation from Spark Capital, Greylock Partners, Battery Ventures, Section 32 and Draper Associates, the latest funding round is an acknowledgement of the growth Coinbase has experienced. Having processed over $25 billion dollars’ worth of digital crypto […]

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UDRP in the making : Lionel Messi domain in GoDaddy auction

Messi.net is on a GoDaddy auction; the domain was registered in May for a total of 10 years. That might have been the worst up-front waste of registration fees, as soccer megastar, Lionel Messi, is known to be extremely litigious. A quick search at UDRPSearch reveals that Mr. Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini – the full […]

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HugeDomains crosses 3 million domain threshold !

HugeDomains has more than 3 million domains in its domain portfolio, currently. The milestone was achieved in recent months, and it’s without doubt the biggest self-managed domain portfolio in the world. DomainTools reports the HugeDomains inventory as follows: “domains@hugedomains.com is associated with ~3,104,104 domains” They need to update their website’s masthead, that currently states “Shop […]

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