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It’s ICANN versus the blockchain in Kuala Lumpur

Internet fragmentation and the rise of blockchain-based naming systems were firmly on the agenda at ICANN 75 in Kuala Lumpur today, with two sessions exploring the topic and ICANN’s CTO at one point delivering a brutal gotcha to a lead blockchain developer. Luc van Kampen, head of developer relations at Ethereum Name Service, joined a […]

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Alt-root .eth is getting very big, very fast

If .eth was a real domain, it would be the second-largest new gTLD and have more registrations than ccTLDs from nations as large as Spain and Japan, according to the blockchain-based registry. Ethereum-based alt-root registry ENS Domains today tweeted that it added 301,000 new .eth domains in August, to end the month with a total […]

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.Wallet Handshake owner steps in to defend domain in court

Registrant of .wallet on Handshake asks court to allow him to intervene. The registrant of the .wallet top level domain in Handshake, Scott Florcsk, has filed with a court to intervene in a lawsuit related to the domain. Unstoppable Domains, one of many competing blockchain domain initiatives, filed a lawsuit against Gateway Registry and its […]

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Tucows’ domains business stagnates again in Q2

Tucows’ domain name business has experienced its third consecutive quarter of stagnating growth. The company yesterday reported third-quarter total domains revenue of $61 million, compared to $62.3 million a year ago and $61.5 million in the second quarter. Dave Woroch, CEO of Tucows Domains, described this 2% annual decline as “consistency” on a prerecorded address […]

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GMO offers blockchain domains to Japanese market

Company creates standalone site to sell Unstoppable Domains blockchain domains. GMO Internet Group, a large domain name company in Japan, has created a new site to promote blockchain domain names to its customers in Japan. CryptoName by GMO is a partnership with Unstoppable Domains, one of the blockchain-based naming platforms. Unstoppable Domains says this is […]

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Unstoppable Domains raises $65 million, valuing it as a Unicorn

Company raises funds that could be used to fight legal battles and bid on the next round of new top level domains at ICANN. Unstoppable Domains has raised a $65 million series A funding at a $1 billion valuation, the company announced today. The company provides blockchain-based domain names ending in extensions like .crypto, .nft, […]

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Trademarks on blockchain domains – DNW Podcast #398

A look at brand protection on alt root blockchain domains. Tom Barrett, the president of Encirca, has been keeping on top of blockchain domains, especially concerning trademarks. His company recently launched AltRoots.com to help brands monitor and manage their brands in these names. Tom talks about brand protection in these alternate namespaces on today’s show. […]

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Unstoppable targets another city gTLD with free domains

Alt-root provider Unstoppable Domains has inked another partnership with a city that already has its own gTLD in the authoritative root. The blockchain domains company said it has linked up with the City of Miami’s Venture Miami project, which encourages tech investment in Miami, to offer $50 in Unstoppable’s alternative domains to anyone attending Miami […]

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