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Namecheap launches Validation.com for identity verification

System makes it easy for businesses to verify the identity of customers. Namecheap has launched a new identity verification service using a great domain name: Validation.com. The service lets businesses confirm the identity of customers for various purposes, including chargeback prevent and Know Your Customer (KYC) rules. Businesses using Validation.com create a submission link for […]

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Mailchimp launches website builder

Company that started as an email marketing platform is entering a crowded field. Mailchimp is the latest company to get into the website builder game, taking on companies such as GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY), Wix (NASDAQ: WIX), Squarespace and Weebly. The company started as an email marketing platform but is expanding to become an all-in-one online […]

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The economics of .org domain names

Ethos Capital just bought a license to print money. Yesterday, Internet Society announced it was selling the .Org registry to a private equity company. The price has not yet been disclosed, but it was surely a very high figure, as I will explain. .Org is the second most valuable namespace behind .com. As of the […]

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How to go to NamesCon for cheap

Here are ways to save money on your trip to Austin. NamesCon is not an expensive conference to attend. However, two things give people pause before booking their travel. First, NamesCon set the bar so low on prices in the past by going to The Tropicana that people are having sticker shock at traveling to […]

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Google opens up .New: Spotify, eBay and OpenTable on board

Type in a domain name to create a new Spotify playlist, sell something on eBay or open a new GitHub repository. Google is opening up its .new top level domain name to third parties that wish to use the domain for “action generation.” The company started using the domain as a shortcut about a year […]

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Let’s meet in Montreal

Let’s connect during ICANN’s Annual General Meeting. ICANN66, this year’s Annual General Meeting, takes place in Montreal from November 2-7. I will be attending and would enjoy meeting, whether to hear the latest about your company or to grab a drink. If you are attending, please drop me a line at andrew (at) domainnamewire.com. I […]

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JPMorgan analyst cautions on domain growth

Auty believes base of .com/.net domains missed his Q3 forecast. JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty lowered his forecast for growth of the domain base at Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) in Q3. He lowered his estimate from 1.62 million net adds to just 1.27 million based on zone data from Verisign’s website. In the same quarter last year, […]

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Google adds fresher data to Google Search Console

Data now available in less than a day. Remember the good old days when you could see the actual search terms people typed to find your website? In real-time? Google took that away many years ago, and then gave us Google Webmaster Central, later named Google Search Console. It shows you some search data in […]

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GoDaddy launches Websites + Marketing

GoDaddy’s new all-in-one online presence system launches. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) announced its new Websites + Marketing service today as it takes aim at (or defends against) website builders like Wix, Weebly and SquareSpace. Websites + Marketing is the company’s latest salvo in the battle, and the service seems to be an improvement on many of […]

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NamesCon calls for submissions for 2020 event

Submit proposals to speak at NamesCon 2020. NamesCon is taking a new approach for its NamesCon Global 2020 event next year. Not only is it in a new location (Austin), but it is calling it The Domain Economic Forum. Its goal is to expand beyond just the domain topics we’re used to. It’s also opening […]

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