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Dynadot making a change to the way auctions run

Dynadot has sent out an email about an upcoming change to their auction platform. No longer will there be an end time set after 20 bids in the last five minutes. Message We’re writing to inform you of an upcoming change to the way auctions run in...
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Sav.com hits 1 million domains under management

Registrar hits 1 million domains under management less than two years after founding. Domain name registrar Sav has hit 1 million domains under management less than two years after its founding by domain investor Anthos Chrysanthou. About 1/3 of the domains are .com, and the registrar is also popular with .co and .io, among other […]

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Which domain registrar is #1 for .com?

These are the fastest growing and largest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers June 2021. The only major change this month was DNSPod popping into the top 10 for monthly registrations. In general, registrars seemed to […]

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Updates: Facebook vs. OnlineNic

OnlineNic is still operating and 35.com pushes back. OnlineNic said it was shutting down at the end of July due to an ongoing Facebook lawsuit. It’s October, and the registrar is still operating. It’s unclear whether the threat of shutting down was merely posturing in the lawsuit or not, but OnlineNic could face a big bill […]

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Namecheap begins selling blockchain-based domain names

Namecheap is now offering 11 alt-root domains based on blockchain technology. Namecheap has become the largest domain name registrar to begin offering blockchain-based domain names. The company is offering a selection of 11 alt-root Handshake domain names: .p, .pgp, .sox, .elite, .ill, .saas, .creator, .oh, .oo, .oot, .orb. It says it plans to add more […]

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Takeaways from the Epik hack call

A call that starts with a discussion about the Epik hack covers lots of ground and sometimes goes off the rails. Here are some of my takeaways. On Thursday, September 16, Epik CEO Rob Monster held a live meeting on his platform PrayerMeeting.com in the wake of the hack of his company. Nearly four hours […]

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Epik breach: credit card woes, Whois data

Credit card exposure from breach could have a major impact on customers. I’ve been writing a lot about the Epik security breach, and you can expect to hear a lot more in the coming weeks as more details come out. Yesterday, I published an email from Epik stating that it might be worth taking precautionary […]

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Epik hack: what we know & what you should do

What customers and other registrars should do to protect themselves until we know more. Domain name registrar Epik was hacked this week, and the hackers published reams of data online. A group saying it’s aligned with the hacker collective Anonymous posted a release about the hack earlier this week. It says that the reason for […]

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Hackers claim significant Epik breach

A group claims that it has hacked Epik and downloaded significant data. A group says it has hacked domain name registrar Epik and released a trove of data online. A posting (see PDF version) claims that the hackers gained access to data about all domain purchases, transfers, all Whois history (unredacted), all email forwards, account […]

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