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Brand Registry Group seeks new executive director

Organization is looking for someone to advocate for dot-brand top level domain owners. The Brand Registry Group (BRG), a trade organization that advocates for owners of dot-brand top level domain names, is looking for a new executive director. Martin Sutton, the current executive director, is stepping down. Sutton was introduced to dot-brands when he applied […]

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MMX returns £58.0 million to shareholders after GoDaddy deal

Fully subscribed tender offer returns cash to shareholders. MMX (aka Minds + Machines, AIM: MMX) has completed a tender offer and returned £58.0 million to shareholders. The tender offer was initiated to return capital to shareholders after GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) paid approximately £88 million for the majority of its assets. MMX is (was) a top […]

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USPTO continues to refuse trademarks for alt-root and prospective top level domains

Companies are still trying to trademark top level domains but the USPTO says no. Examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office must feel like a broken record. Despite making it clear that the USPTO won’t issue trademarks for marks acting as top level domains, applicants keep trying. Unstoppable Domains, a company that offers blockchain-based […]

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CAICT report on the Chinese domain industry

This report shows what domains are big in China. The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) recently released a research report (Chinese language only) on the Chinese domain industry. I just finished reading it and found some bits and pieces that may help you understand the domain market in China. Published in July […]

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What Donuts’ data tell us about the new top level domain market

A look at premium sales and which TLDs drive the most volume Donuts, the largest top level domain operator in terms of number of strings, published a report about its sales in October. While the company doesn’t provide absolute numbers in its report, it does give us some insight into the new top level domain […]

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Big shakeup at MMX after accounting investigation

CEO and CFO are out after board investigates company’s finances. The Board of top level domain name company MMX (London AIM: MMX) has concluded an investigation into revenue recognization at the company. The casualties include the company’s CEO, CFO, and income statement. Earlier this month, the board announced it was looking into a contract under […]

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Are companies flocking to the .ltd domain extension?

How the .LTD “corporate identifier” domain is resonating with Chinese companies. I was reading Chinese domain news the other day and the top level domain .ltd was mentioned, so I did a little bit of study on this extension. On the surface, the extension makes sense because many companies in China and other countries have […]

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.Blog jumps from Nominet to CentralNic

CentralNic wins another registry contract. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is switching backend registry providers for its .blog top level domain name. The company has used Nominet since the launch but will switch to CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) later this year. Nominet is the registry for .uk domain names. CentralNic is a diversified domain name […]

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Uniregistry tips hand with “Registry in a Box” trademark application

Company wants to use “Registry in a Box” for registry services product. Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry runs its own technical registry for its top level domain names such as .tattoo and .diet. It also provides these services to other top level domains such as Cayman Island’s .ky domain name. Apparently, Uniregistry wants to up its game […]

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