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OnlineNIC says it’s shutting down because of Facebook lawsuit

Registrar tells court it is ceasing business next week. ICANN-accredited domain name registrar OnlineNIC says it’s shutting down on July 26 after throwing in the towel in a lawsuit. Facebook sued the registrar and its privacy service in October 2019, alleging that either OnlineNIC or its customers used domains such as www-facebook-login(.)com and login-lnstargram(.)com. The […]

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GoDaddy adds back Whois counts

You can now see how many times someone (or something) has looked up the Whois records for your domains. GoDaddy has added Whois lookup counts to exported lists after removing them in a previous update. The Whois counts tell domain name owners how many times people have looked up the Whois records for their domain […]

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Newfold surges in latest .com report

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 March 2021. Newfold turned in strong new registrations numbers for March thanks to an outsized contribution from PDR. NameSilo also shot up with […]

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Two registrars hit major DUMs milestones

Dynadot and NameSilo celebrate milestones. Two domain name registrars hit major milestones for domains under management (DUMs) this month. Dynadot announced last week that customers now have over 3 million domains registered at the registrar. The company hit the two million milestone in September 2019 and the one million number about a year before that, […]

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Afilias leftovers rebrand as Altanovo

The non-registry bits of Afilias that were not acquired by Donuts in the acquisition deal announced last December have been rebranded as Altanovo Inc. The new Delaware company owns the registrar 101domain, the mobile device software company DeviceAtlas...
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Sav.com buys FIFTY new registrars

Who said competition in the domain drop-catching space was dying? Domain registrar Sav.com, which has been emerging as a bit of a favorite among domain investors over the last year or so, has just formed 50 new registrars with ICANN accreditation to po...
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ICANN to terminate Pheenix domain registrar

This Phoenix won’t rise from the dead. ICANN is terminating its accreditation agreement with domain name registrar Pheenix. The domain name overseer sent a breach notice to the registrar on April 25 and followed up with a termination notice today. Pheenix hasn’t been paying its accreditation fees and hasn’t responded to ICANN about various complaints […]

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GoDaddy Managed WordPress sites are down

Sites hosted on GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress service are down Thursday evening. GoDaddy is experiencing issues with its hosting platform. Sites that use its Managed WordPress products are down as of the time of posting. The issue appears to have begun around 3:45 PM PDT today and isn’t resolved as of 5 pm PDT. The GoDaddy […]

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