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Epik and Rob Monster fined $10,000 in DNProtect settlement

Washington State insurance commissioner went after company for offering insurance product. Domain name registrar Epik shut down its DNProtect service earlier this month, and now we know why. The Washington State insurance commissioner was investigating DNProtect and entered into a consent decree with Epik and its former CEO, Rob Monster, last month. Epik was running […]

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Epik updates: layoffs and technical issues

CEO addresses layoffs and technical issues. I’ve heard more chatter about Epik over the past couple of weeks, and I reached out to Epik CEO Brian Royce for an update. First, I noticed a couple of Epik employees/contractors posting that they’d left the company. Commenting on the layoffs, Royce wrote via email: Epik continues to […]

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How to fix the “wrong country” problem at GoDaddy

Get stuck in the wrong country? Here’s what to do. The other day I was on GoDaddy when I noticed the URL in my address bar changed. It was no longer just GoDaddy.com. Every page was godaddy.com/en-au. I had landed Down Under. Most frequent GoDaddy users have experienced this at one point. GoDaddy’s systems think […]

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Latest .com rankings: a slow month

Here are the biggest and fastest-growing 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 September 2022. It was a slow month for new .com registrations at the top registrars compared to the month prior. Chinese registrar Gname made […]

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Domainers grumble as GoDaddy cranks up commission fees

GoDaddy has “simplified” its commission structure across three secondary-market acquisitions, leading in many cases to domainers making less money in future from their sales. The company said there will now be a standard 25% commission across its Afternic, Uniregistry and Dan aftermarkets, which will be reduced to 15% if domainers use GoDaddy’s name servers (and […]

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