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The 2nd “Brands and Domains” conference is coming up on October 2-3

The 2nd “Brands and Domains” conference will be held on October 2-3 at The Hague, Netherlands. The objectives of the conference according to the organizers are: Inform brands about the existing use cases so that brands include dotBrand in their digital marketing tools landscape. Raise awareness and educate communication and web agencies about the potential …

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GoDaddy will stop offering all Uniregistry domain names

GoDaddy will stop offering all Uniregistry domain names and extensions on August 29, 2017. A few months back GoDaddy suspended all Uniregistry extensions after the price increases were announced but then reinstated (some and then) all of the extensions after Uniregistry said that it will be grandfathering prices on SOME of the extensions. This time …

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Google shifts 400,000 .site domains

Google has given away what is believed to be roughly 400,000 subdomains in Radix’s .site gTLD as part of a small business web site service. Since its launch a couple of months ago, the Google My Business web site builder offering has been offering small businesses a free one-page site with a free third-level domain […]
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ICANN report: more hacked domains in legacy gTLDs, more maliciously registered domains in new gTLDs

ICANN announced the publication of the report, “Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs” [PDF, 2.23 MB]. The study aims to compare rates of these activities between new and legacy gTLDs, as well as employs inferential statistical analysis to measure the effects of DNSSEC, domain parking, and registration restrictions on abuse rates using historical data …

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The Donuts and Rightside brand and trademark protections become one

Donuts successfully completed the acquisition of Rightside and that is good news for registrars and their end customers with Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) programs. From now on companies interested in brand protection will not need to buy both the Donuts DPML and the Rightside DPML. Subject to the fine print (existing terms and conditions), …

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Donuts gets $110 million credit

Donuts Inc., today announced that it has closed a $110 million credit facility led by Silicon Valley Bank (a division of SVB Financial Group), and with participation from Cadence Bank, N.A., Comerica Bank, Pacific Western Bank, and Umpqua Bank.  This debt financing was oversubscribed. Donuts is using these funds to complete its $213 million merger with the Rightside Group, and for …

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.Boston launched Community Priority Phase

Today, MMX launched the Community Priority Phase for the new .boston top level domain. This phase gives local nonprofit organizations and government entities a chance to apply for their organization’s .boston domain name by registering at www.apply.boston ahead of the wider general availability phase on October 10th, 2017. “We and City Hall felt it was …

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.Tech turns 2

.Tech turns 2 years old today, Radix ( an advertiser on TheDomains) has put together an infographic and look back at the first two years of this new gtld. Certainly the keyword tech is a very popular keyword, Popularity Index “tech” is the 4th most popular topic on the internet by domain count. #1. web […]

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Prices of .TV; .XXX, .Porn, .Sex, .Adult Domain Names all set to Rise on September 1st

The wholesale price set by the registry of .TV, .XXX, .Porn and .Adult are all increasing on September 1, 2017 and registrars are of course raising their prices on these extensions for registrations and renewals Of course the price of the domain name you will pay will vary registrar to registrar. The Wholesale cost of […]

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Brands keep jumping the New gTLD ship : .HTC

HTC, a mobile phone manufacturer, sent a letter asking The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to terminate the .HTC registry and extension. HTC Corporation is a Taiwanese consumer electronics company headquartered in Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. ICANN consulted with HTC Corporation to assess whether to transition operation of the .htc top-level domain …

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