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Marc Lore’s Latest Startup Launches on Mojo.com

The man behind Diapers.com and Jet.com acquires Mojo.com for his latest startup. Entrepreneur Marc Lore has an incredibly successful backlog of companies he has created, intrinsically linked to some of the best domains. As CEO of Quidsi, Lore led the development of Diapers.com, Soap.com, and Wag.com until Amazon bought the company for $545 million in […]

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Domain Name Wire turns 17

Thanks for being part of Domain Name Wire. Domain Name Wire celebrates its 17th anniversary today. I started this humble site on March 9, 2005. I enjoyed trading in domains, so I started the site as a hobby. At the time, no daily news sources covered the business of domains. A while later, companies like […]

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ICANN denies Ukraine’s request to kick Russia off the internet

ICANN’s role is to coordinate a working internet, not to break it. ICANN has responded to Ukraine’s request to essentially kick Russia off the internet. Unsurprisingly, it denied the request. Earlier this week, Ukraine’s government asked ICANN to target Russia’s access to the Internet by revoking specific country code top-level domains operated from within Russia, […]

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How the domain ecosystem is responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Groups are creating their own sanctions. Companies and entities in the domain name ecosystem have taken action in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Here’s a round-up of what’s happening: Namecheap took the most decisive (and perhaps controversial) action. The company, which has about 1,000 employees in Ukraine, told its Russian customers to take […]

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CentralNic acquires product review business for €60 million+, issues new shares

Company further expands its online advertising business with latest acquisition. CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) announced today that it is acquiring German product review business VGL Verlagsgesellschaft mbH for an initial enterprise value of €60 million. It will pay €67 million upfront and up to €38 million in an earnout if the business significantly exceeds projections. VGL […]

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NamesCon returns in person this August

NamesCon announces it will return in person later this year. In-person events are back! NamesCon announced today that it will hold an in-person conference in Austin from August 31-September 3. It will be at the downtown Omni hotel where it held its last event right before the Pandemic shut things down. Early bird passes are […]

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Canvas rebrands to Untapped, using untapped.io

After being found in contempt of court, Canvas quickly changed its branding to Untapped. Diversity recruiting company Canvas has rebranded to Untapped following a trademark dispute. Last year, the company changed its brand from Jumpstart (and jumpstart.me) to Canvas (and canvas.com). But another company with a Canvas trademark cried foul, and a judge agreed with […]

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Verisign announces another .com price hike

Get ready to pay more for .com domains starting in September. Verisign today announced that it will raise prices on .com domains again this year. Prices will increase from today’s wholesale price of $8.39 to $8.97 on September 1, 2022. (Registrars add their own markup to this fee.) That’s a 7% increase, the maximum allowable […]

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Appeals court deals a blow to Canvas.com

Company will need to rebrand quickly. It looks like Canvas.com is going to have to change its brand and domain name. Instructure filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that its Canvas brand infringed on its trademark for Canvas and that it is cybersquatting by using the domain. U.S. District Court judge Kimball Dale Kimball […]

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Pocketbook.com owner gets win against Pocketbook e-reader company

Judge rules Pocketbook.com owner isn’t committing trademark infringement or cybersquatting. A judge has handed a big victory to SiteTools, Inc., the company that owns the valuable Pocketbook.com domain name. Pocketbook International SA filed a lawsuit to try to get ownership of Pocketbook.com after its attempts to buy the domain, and then get it through a […]

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