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Donuts’ TrueName service offers brand protection to registrants

Donuts has announced TrueName, a registrant service that automatically blocks registrations of homographs of registered domains. When a customer registers a Donuts TLD such as .guru, .money or .live, Donuts will block registrations of lookalike domain names that substitute letters or numbers with characters from Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic script tables for the purpose of […]

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Donuts is removing restrictions on .Place domains

Everyone will be allowed to register .place domains (again). Domain name company Donuts is making .place a generic domain again. In 2018, the company partnered with Geo.Network to use .place domains in its geofencing platform. Donuts said at the time, “The TLD .PLACE will now be used exclusively for end users (people, businesses and other […]

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Donuts moves its registry to AWS

Top level domain company migrates backend to the cloud. Top level domain name company Donuts announced today that it has migrated its backend registry from on-premises backend infrastructure to the cloud. The company migrated to Amazon’s AWS and said it’s the first major registry backend operator to migrate an existing on-premises backend to the cloud. […]

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The latest industry C-suite musical chairs

There have been several top-level hires at big new gTLD players in the last week. Donuts has announced it has appointed Mina Neuberg as chief marketing officer. Neuberg appears to be a newcomer to the domain industry, having most recently worked at a l...
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Donuts hires new CFO

Former Napster CFO joins top level domain name company. Top level domain name company Donuts has hired Randy Haas as its new Chief Financial Officer. Haas was previously CFO of Napster (Rhapsody). Prior to that, he spent 19 years in finance roles at Microsoft. Donuts is owned by private equity company Abry Partners, which acquired […]

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The interesting connection between the .Org deal and ICANN

Former ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé appears to have a connection to the latest big deal in the domain name industry. This morning, Internet Society announced it is selling Public Interest Registry, the non-profit that runs the .org domain name, to Ethos Capital. Ethos Capital isn’t exactly a household name. In fact, it appears to have […]

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Donuts slashes prices on a million domains

Donuts is to overhaul the pricing on 1.1 million registry-reserved “premium” domain names, taking hundreds of thousands out of premium status altogether. The company said today that it has decided to reduce the registration cost of 250,000 ...
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