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Hosting company’s parking page nullifies reverse domain name hijacking

A UDRP panelist has, with “considerable hesitation,” determined (pdf) that a case was not reverse domain name hijacking because the registrar added pay-per-click ads to the domain’s landing page. Samet Kalıp Ve Madeni Eşya Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş, which produces furniture accessories such as hinge systems, filed the complaint over samet.com against Samet & Company, […]

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Can registries reclassify your domain as premium before renewal?

A reader asks about registries moving domains into premium pricing. Domain Name Wire reader Collin Love reached out to me recently with a question about premium domains in new top level domains. Premium domains are those priced higher by the registry. Most premium domains come with a higher initial registration fee and higher renewals. Collin […]

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Donuts rebrands to Identity Digital

Top level domain company Donuts changes its name and plans a significant marketing campaign. Don’t expect free donuts at the Donuts booth during the next domain conference: the domain name company announced today that it’s changing its name to Identity Digital. “This brand refresh is an exciting moment for our company and stakeholders,” said Akram […]

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Dynadot “We value our investor customers, which is why we do not want to compete with them or misuse their data”

Dynadot published a post that discussed Dynadot as a company. Trust, Transparency and Stability. On the point of transparency, they wrote: Transparency Many of the most popular registrars today have their own domain portfolios, cherry-picking the best expiring domains for themselves. This causes their customers to lose valuable domains to their own registrar.  “Dynadot has […]

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What I do to keep my head cool in a market onslaught

Markets are down. As a domain investor, at least you’re diversified. Unless you’re a short seller, the past couple of months have probably been brutal for your investment portfolio. While the plunge weights on my psyche, I like to put it in perspective: You’ve got diversity – If you read Domain Name Wire, odds are […]

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9 things to do in The Hague next week

Here are some suggestions for what to do in The Hague next week during ICANN 74. The first in-person ICANN meeting in nearly three years kicks off in The Hague next week, so I crowdsourced some suggestions for what to do while visiting The Hague. I’m told that The Hague gives off a “serious” vibe. […]

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GoDaddy acquires two TLDs, PIR completes acquisition of 3 Donuts domains

Five top level domains change hands. ICANN has published five registry agreement assignments. First, GoDaddy Registry has acquired .study and .courses from Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd. Each domain has about 3,000-4,000 names in the zone. The names are currently marketed for around $20-$30 per year. GoDaddy Registry already provided the backend registry services for […]

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