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Creating a web3 website is as easy as…oh, nevermind. It’s difficult

It’s hard to create a censor-proof website. And few people need to do that, anyway. I’ve written a lot about alt-root domain names based on blockchain technology, including Ethereum Name Service, Handshake, and Unstoppable Domains. One of the selling points cheerleaders pitch is that sites built on these domains are effectively uncensorable. So if you […]

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With mystery auction winner, .sexy prices go from $25 to $2,500

UNR is increasing the annual price of a .sexy domain from $25 to over $2,000, according to registrars. The price increase will hit from April 30, according to registrars, but will not affect renewals on domains registered before that date. French registrar Gandi said its retail price for a .sexy name will increase from $40 […]

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New marketplace launches with an eye on Web3 domains

A new marketplace has launched with a focus on Web3 domain names. Web3Domains.Auction. Web3 now has it’s own wikipedia page, Web3 is an idea for a new iteration of the World Wide Web based on blockchain technology, which incorporate concepts such as decentralization and token-based economics. The site issued a press release on their first […]

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Blockchain domains and the big challenges they face

It will take a lot to overcome the challenges of previous alt-root naming attempts. Right now, there’s a lot of talk about blockchain-based, decentralized naming systems. The pitch for blockchain-based domains usually covers two things. First, these domains can be used as easy-to-remember wallet addresses. Much like how domain names are easier to remember than […]

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ICANN is blocking 23 gTLD transfers over blockchain fears

ICANN is objecting to the transfer of 23 new gTLDs from UNR to an unknown number of third parties, because it’s scared that the associated non-fungible tokens may break the internet and its own authority over it. The mystery of how UNR’s auction in April of its entire new gTLD portfolio has so far not […]

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November’s top domain name stories

What happened in November in the domain business. These were the top stories on Domain Name Wire last month, ranked by views. 1. Here are the metaverse-related domains Meta (Facebook) has registered – It turns out it registered a lot more with privacy through its registrar. It also bought one at Sedo. 2. ICANN warns […]

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Unstoppable Domains takes its blockchain trademark campaign to Canada

Company wants to trademark terms like blockchain and crypto for domain name registration. Unstoppable Domains, a company that offers alt-root domain names based on blockchain technology, has filed 21 trademark applications in Canada covering its top level domains and the Unstoppable brand. The company also recently filed for a U.S. trademark for the term blockchain, […]

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Ethereum Name Service – DNW Podcast #358

How to connect “regular” domains with Ethereum Name Service. There are a handful of competing blockchain-based, alt-root domain name systems popping up. One of these made a big announcement recently: it now works with any second level domain on the “real” DNS. Brantly Millegan aka Brantly.eth, director of operators for Ethereum Name Service (ENS), comes […]

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