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Macy’s gives up .macys domain

Company never used the dot-brand top level domain. One thing that perplexes me about new top level domain names is that I keep hearing there are companies frustrated they can’t get their own, yet very few owners of so-called “dot brand” domains use them. Companies actively using the domains are uncommon (although there are some). […]

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NamesCon sets dates for 2023 event in Austin

Discounted passes are available through December 22. NamesCon has opened registration for its 2023 NamesCon Global conference in Austin, Texas. Next year’s event will run from May 31 to June 3, 2023. It’s an improvement over last year’s August dates. It’s still not ideal, coming the week of Memorial Day, but I know that availabile […]

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Thumbs Up! Five figure emoji sale goes for over $10K at Register.To

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Tesla registers “watchdog” domain names

Was it defensive or a clue about a new service? Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has registered a handful of domain names with the word “watchdog” in them. Earlier this week, the company registered these domain names: teslamotorswatchdog.com teslamotorswatchdog.net teslawatchdog.net tslawatchdog.com tslawatchdog.net tzlawatchdog.com tzlawatchdog.net There are two possible reasons the company registered these domains. First, it might […]

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Meta registers slew of web3 domain names

Company registered web3 domains related to Quest, Facebook and other brands. Meta Platforms registered a number of domain names related to web3 this week. The company registered many of its brands along with words such as crypto, wallet, and blockchain as domain names on November 15. It appears that the domains were registered as .com, […]

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Mastodon is a boon to new top level domains

Many servers have chosen new top level domains, with .social the big winner. Twitter alternative Mastodon has been getting lots of attention after Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. Mastodon is built on open source software. Rather than signing up for the main service like you do with Twitter, Facebook, or TikTok, you join a server […]

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PIR announces winners of 4th Annual .ORG Impact Awards

Food Rescue Hero is named .ORG of the year. Public Interest Registry, the registry behind .org, today announced the winners of its annual .ORG impact awards. A record 947 organizations and individuals from 68 countries submitted entries this year. The big winner was Food Rescue Hero, which was named the .ORG of the year and […]

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DAN.com’s ODDN will integrate into Afternic DLS Network

An email went out with regards to DAN.com and Afternic integration. All Dan users currently opted in for the ODDN will notice their inventory automatically integrate into the Afternic DLS Network. You are not required to set up an additional account to enjoy the benefits of this greater exposure. They also published a full update […]

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.Ses heads to the chopping block

Another dot-brand top level domain bites the dust. Satellite communications and broadcast company SES S.A. is terminating its top level domain name. The company was granted the .ses top level domain name in the 2012 round. It hasn’t used it for much; Google has only indexed astra.ses and the obligatory nic.ses. Astra.ses forwards to ses.com, […]

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