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ICANN explains its side of UNR registry transfer holdup

New “contractual-right-counter-parties” still waiting for transfers. ICANN published an explanation last week for why it still hasn’t approved any UNR registry transfer requests from last year. Frank Schilling auctioned off his 23 top-level domain names for over $40 million at the end of April. To date, ICANN hasn’t approved a single transfer to the new […]

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ICANN is blocking 23 gTLD transfers over blockchain fears

ICANN is objecting to the transfer of 23 new gTLDs from UNR to an unknown number of third parties, because it’s scared that the associated non-fungible tokens may break the internet and its own authority over it. The mystery of how UNR’s auction in April of its entire new gTLD portfolio has so far not […]

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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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Tucows picks up UNR registry and employees

Tucows gets into the registry business with the acquisition of Frank Schilling’s technical registry and 10 employees. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) announced today that it is acquiring Frank Schilling’s UNR technical registry business and 10 of its employees. Earlier this year, UNR auctioned its 23 top level domain names for more than $40 million. None of […]

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Could .trust be the next big crypto TLD?

UNR has some big plans for .trust, a gTLD that mysteriously was omitted from its big fire-sale auction last month. When UNR auctioned 23 of its gTLD portfolio, raising over $40 million over a three-day event, it escaped pretty much everyone’s not...
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Frank Schilling new TLD auction grosses more than $40 millon

All 23 top level domains sold in auction last week. Frank Schilling’s UNR business sold 23 top level domains in auctions last week, grossing more than $40 million. The company says that 17 bidders deposited money to participate in the auctions, and more than 10 different bidders won the top level domains. Six of the […]

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Frank Schilling’s top level domain auction begins today

Domain investor hopes to sell 23 top level domains. A three-day auction for Frank Schilling’s new top level domain names begins today. Schilling’s UNR is auctioning 23 strings without reserves (but with varying starting bids). The domains being auctioned are: .audio, .blackfriday, .christmas, .click, .country, .diet, .flowers, .game, .guitars, .help, .hiphop, .hiv, .hosting, .juegos, .link, […]

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