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DigitalTown acquires JustLegal.com, hires Frank Robles, Braden Pollock joins as an investor/advisor

DigitalTown, Inc. and Congo, Ltd., have entered into an agreement for DigitalTown to acquire technology, expertise, and other assets of Congo. Congo’s flagship product is JustLegal.com, an online service for legal service provider discovery. “The combined capability powers a global platform for connecting people with service providers online, such as lawyers, accountants, and doctors, through …

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When Banks compete for a dot .BANK domain name

Dot .Bank domains are strictly issued to bank institutions only, and they are gaining traction among the tech-savvy financial companies. As a regulated new gTLD, dot .Bank has a slow rate of increase, with 2846 domains currently in use. There is an issue, however, when banks with similar names compete for the same domain. Take, […]

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Double-charging claims as registries ramp up new gTLD refund demands

Registry operators have stepped up demands for ICANN to dip into its $100 million new gTLD cash pile to temporarily lower their “burdensome” accreditation fees. A new missive from the Registries Stakeholder Group to ICANN this week also introduces a remarkable claim that ICANN may have “double charged” new gTLD applications to the tune of […]
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My thoughts on the Donuts New gTLDs and their stated 71% average renewal rate

Donuts published a health check on its TLDs and this time it includes all 40 of the newly acquired Rightside extensions. “Taking a glance at year-to-date numbers (through August 2017), the indicators are all positive. We are seeing robust uptake and renewals of Donuts TLDs across different geographies, different categories, different registrars and across many …

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Funniest domain name story of the month! wtf@wtf.wtf (???)

This is one of the funniest stories I have heard in the past few months! Imagine this: You are having issues with your email and then out of anger you try to send an email to a crazy email address that you are 100% sure does not exist. Then you get a reply!!! This is …

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Websites still don’t recognize all New gTLD email addresses

Today, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) released two reports aimed at measuring the state of popular browsers and websites and their ability to handle all domain names – including new, longer, or non-Latin top-level domain names (TLDs) or non-Latin email addresses. The “Evaluation of Websites for Acceptance of a Variety of Email Addresses” report …

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Google starts using HTTPS Strict Transport Security (HSTS) for all its 45 TLDs

Google announced that they want the internet more secure and because of that they have added another tool in their toolbox, the HTTPS Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preload list. The HSTS preload list is built in to all major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer/Edge, and Opera). It consists of a list of hostnames for …

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Millions spent as three more new gTLDs auctioned

Two or three new gTLDs have been sold in a private auction that may well have seen over $20 million spent. The strings .inc, .llc and (I think) .llp hit the block at some point this month. They are the first new gTLDs to be auctioned since Verisign paid $135 million for .web a little […]
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MMX revenue slips despite domain growth

MMX today posted a smaller loss for the first half of the year, despite managing to grow domains under management and hit some important financial milestones. The new gTLD registry formerly known as Mind + Machines, which announced a few months ago that it’s looking to be acquired, reported an H1 loss of $526,000 compared […]
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