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April’s top domain name stories

Here’s what made news in the domain name business last month. 1. Namecheap and GoDaddy fight about domain aftermarket – GoDaddy president of domains Paul Nicks and Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall traded barbs on Twitter. 2. NFT company Dapper Labs registers hundreds of domain names – AppDetex has landed a couple of NFT companies as […]

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Latest .com rankings: the slowdown has begun

These are the fastest growing and biggest 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 January 2022. Registrations slowed in Q1, and we should see this reflected in the top registrar reports. New .com registrations in January this […]

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March’s top stories: DNAcademy, Bored Ape Yacht Club & more

These were the top stories on Domain Name Wire last month, ranked by page views. 1. GoDaddy acquires DNAcademy – The registrar will use the platform to educate more people about domain name investing. Founder Michael Cyger has joined the company as its first Director of Education. 2. Bored Ape Yacht Club goes ape for […]

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New .com rankings: a surprise entry to the top 10

These are the fastest growing and biggest 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 December 2021. A registrar called Conbin Information Systems jumped into the charts for monthly registrations. I assume this was a bulk deal. Here’s […]

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ICANN says higher domain prices may be in the public interest

ICANN is trying to get an arbitration case covering the removal of price caps in .org, .biz and .info thrown out because it is registrants, not registrars, that are left shouldering the burden of higher prices. The argument came in January filings, published this week, in the two-year-old Independent Review Process case being pursued by […]

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Meta Platforms and Namecheap settle trademark lawsuit

Lawsuit might be coming to a close after two years. Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: FB) and domain name registrar Namecheap are settling their trademark lawsuit. Meta (Facebook at the time) sued (pdf) Namecheap and its Whois privacy service in March 2020 for alleged cybersquatting and trademark infringement. It complained that Namecheap’s Whois privacy service was not […]

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GoDaddy, Namecheap and IONOS partially pull the plug on Russia

GoDaddy is extending services for free and nixing .ru, IONOS and Namecheap kick off Russian customers. Domain name registrars are responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Today, GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) said it is removing Russia’s .ru and .ru.com (a CentralNic subdomain targeted to Russia) from its top level domain options and removing .ru from the […]

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