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Supreme Court ruling leads to domain name bonanza

Punters register domain names for sports betting. Last month the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that effectively allows states to legalize sports betting. This is a huge economic opportunity, and some people see value in registering sports betting domain names. According to .com domain name registry Verisign, these were the top ten “trending” […]

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Top Domain Name Stories from May

A whole lot of GDPR. Here’s a look at the top stories on Domain Name Wire last month, ranked by pageviews: 1. Google has already GDPR’d its Whois records – Google Registry began limiting the data in Whois records well before the May 25 deadline. 2. ICANN files legal action against Tucows registrar over GDPR […]

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Donuts acquires BudURL, rebrands as BL.INK

Acquisition will increase awareness and use of new top level domain names. Domain name registry Donuts has acquired link management company BudURL and rebranded it as BL.INK. Donuts quietly completed the acquisition of the Austin, TX company last year. Since then, it has been enhancing the system and developing a way for registrars to offer it […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by Flo.com

Sedo released their weekly sales and Flo.com led the way at 109,106 Euros, ($127,837). WSB.com sold for $85,000, second time the name was sold this year. It sold for $40,000 in February. Washington Speakers Bureau bought the name and now point it at Wa...
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Austin company with $57 million in funding uses .CASH domain

Another big company has chosen an alternative to .com. I was reading a story this weekend about Dosh, an Austin startup that recently raised $44 million. It has raised $57 million in total, according to Crunchbase. The company lets you link your credit cards and get cash back when you make purchases at certain companies. […]

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Domain registrations might tip Wonder Woman 2 details

Domain names suggest titles or themes for Wonder Woman sequel. It’s no secret that a sequel to the Wonder Woman movie is in the works. New domain name registrations might tip off possible names for Wonder Woman 2. Warner Bros. registered several dozen domain names yesterday that might give hints. Here are the .com domains […]

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ICANN publishes FY 2017 tax return including employee compensation

Latest tax filing sheds light on employee compensation. ICANN has published its tax return (pdf) for FY 2017, which ended in June of 2017. From a public gawking perspective, the tax return includes salaries and total compensation of many of the non-profit’s top employees. This year’s return lists 20 employees with total comp of $367,000 […]

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Minds + Machines acquires .XXX top level domain operator ICM Registry

New TLD portfolio company adds four domain names to its portfolio. MMX (also known as Minds + Machines) announced today that it is acquiring ICM Registry, which operates the .xxx, .adult, .porn and .sex top level domain names. MMX will pay $10.0 million cash plus 225,000,000 shares, which have a value today of $31.0 million. […]

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Square to buy Weebly for $365 million

Battle for website building and ecommerce platform supremacy is heating up. Payments company Square (NYSE: SQ) is acquiring website building company Weebly, the company announced this afternoon. The $365 million cash and stock deal is expected to close by the end of the quarter. One of Weebly’s largest competitors, Wix (NASDAQ: WIX), has a market […]

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.App domains are off to a strong start with brands

Over 2,000 .app domains have been registered during sunrise. If sunrise is any indication, Google’s .app domain name is going to shoot out of the gates. Sunrise began March 29 and there are already 2,225 names in the zone file. During sunrise, only trademark holders that have registered their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse can […]

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