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Enom says bug took down 350,000 domains

DNW provisioning bug impacted hundreds of thousands of domains. Enom, a domain name registrar owned by Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX), has apologized for a botched data center migration and a DNS provisioning bug that took down websites over the weekend. The issue began on Saturday during a planned data center migration. Enom told customers several times […]

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Judge reiterates demand that Canvas.com stop using its domain…tomorrow!

Canvas will have to switch domain names by tomorrow. Perhaps you can forgive United States District Judge Dale A. Kimball for not understanding what goes into changing a web platform’s domain name. But the engineers at Canvas’ headquarters probably won’t. Today, Kimball denied (pdf) a request by Canvas to stay an injunction he approved against […]

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Fractionalized domain name ownership comes to Rally

Shares in Directions.com will be offered on Friday. Investing in a fraction of a domain name is about to become closer to reality. Tomorrow, fractional ownership platform Rally will sell shares in the domain name Directions.com. Investors can chip in as little as $10 for up to 14,000 shares in the domain, valuing it at […]

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Wow: judge orders Canvas.com to stop using its domain name

Judge grants preliminary injunction that will force Canvas to stop using its valuable domain name. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball has granted (pdf) a request for a preliminary junction by Instructure, Inc., thereby ordering Canvas to stop using its domain name Canvas.com. Canvas was known as Jumpstart until it rebranded last year after acquiring Canvas.com […]

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Panel admonishes Afilias over .web appeal, Verisign claims victory

Independent Review Panel says appeal was frivolous and orders it to pay ICANN’s legal costs. An Independent Review Panel (IRP) has denied Afilias’ latest attempt to wrest control of .web away from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) and has ordered the company to pay $237,000 to ICANN. [A note for clarity: Afilias sold all of its top […]

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NFTs trip up Uniregistry’s top level domain auctions

A marketing stunt gone horribly awry? Frank Schilling’s top level domain company UNR auctioned its 23 top level domain names at the end of April, grossing more than $40 million. To date, none of the TLDs have transferred to the winning bidders. The holdup is due to what seemed like a marketing stunt to take […]

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GoDaddy wins contract to run .TV, Verisign didn’t bid for renewal

GoDaddy Registry will now operate and market the .tv domain. GoDaddy Registry (NYSE: GDDY) has won the contract to operate Tuvalu’s .tv country code domain name. Tuvalu is a small island nation of about 10,000 people. It struck internet gold because its ISO country code is TV, and it was therefore assigned the .tv country […]

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PIR acquires 4 charitable top level domains, announces RSP contract bidding

Non-profit expands its TLD portfolio and announces bidding for backend registry services. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that manages .org, has acquired four top level domain names in two transactions. First, the non-profit acquired .giving from Giving Limited. Second, the organization is “becoming the steward” of three of Donuts’ top level domains. Donuts will […]

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Beer.com, AKA.com, Nonstop.com and other great domains go to auction

One of the best domain portfolios is hitting the market, and many of the domains have no reserves. A stellar portfolio of domain names is hitting the market and many of them have no reserve. Thought Convergence, a company that once ran a domain parking company and owned DomainTools, is auctioning its entire portfolio of […]

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Dan.com domain sales kept rocking last month

Sales at Dan.com increased month-to-month in October. The domain name aftermarket remained strong last month, according to data from Dan.com. Leanne McMahon aggregated the sales data and found: 4368 public sales UP 189 4 six figure sales (same as September) Highest sale of the month a .game $133,000 The top 10 sales are: .game .com […]

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