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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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Formerly massive drop-catcher faces ICANN probe

Pheenix, which used to operate a network of hundreds of accredited registrars, now faces potentially losing its last remaining accreditation, due to an ICANN probe. ICANN told the US-based company in a breach notice last week that it faces additional a...
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Drop auctions not a slam-dunk, says Nominet

Nominet has responded to criticism of its plans to introduce registry-level .uk drop auctions by saying it’s not about money-grabbing and is not guaranteed to even happen. Registry MD Eleanor Bradley today blogged: In some quarters the commentary...
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ICANN terminates 450 drop-catch registrars

Almost 450 registrars have lost their ICANN accreditations in recent days, fulfilling predictions of a downturn in the domain name drop-catch market. By my reckoning, 448 registrars have been terminated in the last week, all of them apparently shells operated by Pheenix, one of the big three drop-catching firms. Basically, Pheenix has dumped about 90% […]
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ICANN expects to lose 750 registrars in the next year

ICANN is predicting that about 750 accredited registrars will close over the next 12 months due to the over-saturation of the drop-catching market. ICANN VP Cyrus Namazi made the estimate while explaining ICANN’s fiscal 2018 budget, which is where the projection originated, at the organization’s public meeting in South Africa last week. He said that […]
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FreshDrop Launches Free Domain Backordering With Pheenix

Our favorite domain name data and aftermarket research service, FreshDrop has just launched their own unique domain name backordering service. Pheenix will allow FreshDrop customers to place backorders for expiring domain names free of charge on a first come first serve basis. FreshDrop Pro members are able to search a Pheenix pending-delete database for quick […]

FreshDrop Launches Free Domain Backordering With Pheenix DotSauce Magazine

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