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.Com rankings: a fall in China

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 February 2022. Digging through the numbers, it appears China is part of the reason for the decline in new .com registrations. In January […]

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Domain stocks are down heavily with the market

All publicly traded domain companies are down this year. Asset markets have been hammered this year, and most domain name companies aren’t bucking the trend. From the close of markets on December 31 until the close yesterday, the tech-heavy NASDAQ is off 27%. The S&P 500 is down 18% and the Dow is off 13%. […]

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Tucows to reanimate Tucows brand as sales flatten

Tucows has become the latest domain name company to confirm it’s experiencing the post-pandemic blues, and said that it plans to revitalize the Tucows brand. Reporting basically flat-to-down domain numbers on Thursday night, the company said that it plans to “more closely connect the Tucows parent and the registrar brands” in the coming months. “For […]

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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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February’s top domain name stories: Untapped, bird.com, and more

Here’s what made news last month. This is a list of the news stories that got the most attention on Domain Name Wire last month. 1. Canvas rebrands to Untapped, using untapped.io – Diversity recruiting company Canvas rebranded after a court order and being found in contempt of court for not ceasing use of the […]

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Latest .com rankings: Dynadot surges

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 November 2021. On the monthly new registrations chart, Dynadot had an outsized month and came in at #3. Here’s how registrars did in […]

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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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Ruble.com: A Tucows #domain asset in decline

Ruble, the Russian Federation’s national currency, existed since the 14th century but became a circulating coin in 1704. It was replaced by the Soviet ruble (Code SUR, 1917 – 1991) which was then replaced by the modern ruble (RUR) in 1993. ...
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Noss pressures bankers, lawyers over Russian oligarch links

Tucows is putting pressure on its outside bankers, lawyers and accountants to come clean about their relationships with Russian oligarchs. In a series of tweets on Saturday, CEO Elliot Noss said he’d emailed these longstanding partners to ask them about their policies with regards with regard oligarchs’ “essentially laundered” money. The implication of course is […]

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