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Last month’s top domain name stories

Check out the most popular news stories on Domain Name Wire from September. 1. Ethereum Name Service sues to stop eth.link domain sale – The judge issued a temporary restraining order returning the domain to the previous owner, but I also think Ethereum Name Service doesn’t understand what happened. At stake: an $852,000 auction sale […]

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Here’s what likely happened with eth.link

No one played dirty, but the expiration process can appear that way. Ethereum Name Service and Virgil Griffith, the registrant of eth.link, recently filed a lawsuit against GoDaddy, Dynadot, and a company that “bought” eth.link in a domain auction at Dynadot. A judge issued a temporary restraining order that handed the domain back to Griffith […]

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QZ.com “Crypto is falling, but crypto domain name sales are spiking”

Scott Nover published an article at QZ.com on the continuing gold rush around .eth domain names. The article did mention a few sites I had not been on and they provide interesting data for those new to .eth. Blockchair will bring up a user’s assets and transactions, including non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. I did not […]

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June’s top stories on Domain Name Wire

Dan.com, Mike Mann and more newsmakers. These were the top five stories on Domain Name Wire last month, as ranked by views: 1. GoDaddy is acquiring Dan.com – GoDaddy announced it is acquiring domain sales platform Dan.com. This combo could have some benefits, but domain investors are concerned. 2. High value .Eth market nearly dissapears […]

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High value .Eth market nearly dissapears

Trading activity for high value .eth domain names has gone from hundreds a day to fewer than ten. Later this morning, I’ll publish this week’s Domain Name Wire Podcast with a discussion about blockchain-based domain names. Before that, let’s check in with the market for .eth domains, which are part of Ethereum Name Service. In […]

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.Eth domains pummeled in market correction

ENS domains came back down to earth. Web3 assets that soar in value can come back down to earth just as fast. 10 days ago, I wrote about how short numeric .eth domain names were a hot commodity. .Eth domains are part of Ethereum Name Service and can be used as wallet addresses, digital identities, […]

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Numeric .eth domains are the latest meme NFT

How people sextupled their money in one week. Three and four digit .eth domain names are the new hot thing. Over the past week or so, prices of short numeric .eth domains have taken off. .Eth domains are connected to Ethereum Name Service, a blockchain-based naming platform. To give you an idea of the meteoric […]

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Ethereum Name Service fires director of operations over tweet (and his response)

The organization behind .eth domains and blockchain-based DNS alternative sacks leading team member for comments. The organization behind Ethereum Name Service, a blockchain-based addressing system, has fired its director of operations after a tweet he made in 2016 resurfaced. Brantly Millegan was often the face of the organization, appearing at events (and was a guest […]

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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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