Those bomb hoaxes last month? GoDaddy may have played unwitting role  McClatchy Washington Bureau

Spammers who launched a hoax extortion campaign across U.S. last month used thousands of dormant domain names created by GoDaddy, which says it is ...


BRS Media's dotFM Releases Ranking of Top .FM Sites and Brands, .FM Top 100 Hits of 2018  Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 23, 2019--BRS Media, a diverse and growing media e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive media ...


.ICU Registry Giving Away 2 NamesCon Tickets  DomainInvesting.com

If you bought your ticket to NamesCon last year, the ticket prices were quite economical. If you waited until the last minute to try and buy a ticket, the price has ...


This $300 Million Company Uses a .Cash Domain Name  DomainInvesting.com

According to a TechCrunch article published yesterday, a startup called Dosh announced it had raised a $40 million round of funding. CrunchBase reports that ...


Amazon Registry Services Hiring a Marketing Manager  DomainInvesting.com

Amazon posted a job opening on LinkedIn. Amazon Registry Services is looking to hire a Marketing Manager in its Seattle office.


Registry to relaunch .Homes top level domain  Domain Name Wire

Company changes its strategy to make it easier (and less expensive) to register .homes domains. Dominion Registries is relaunching .homes with lower prices, ...


Neustar Expands Indian Registry Capabilities with New Appointment  Associated Press

BANGALORE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 16, 2019--Neustar Data Infotech (India) Private Limited, the India based subsidiary of Neustar®, Inc., a trusted, ...


Registry websites for former FFM top level domains are all down  Domain Name Wire

Registry sites with contact information have gone dark. [Update: I heard back from the court-appointed administrator. The problem has been fixed.] The registry ...


Green Light for <.com> Domain Names Price Increase  Lexology

Verisign and the U.S. Government have agreed on extending the Cooperative Agreement. The extension allows <.com> registry operator - Verisign to raise…


Radix premiums generated $1.35 million in second half of 2018  Domain Name Wire

Renewals account for over half of the company's premium revenue in H2 2018. Graphic showing Radix premium domain name revenue in the second half of ...


Statton Hammock of MarkMonitor | ippromagazine.com  IPPro Magazine

IPPro The Magazine is the go-to industry publication for free news, views and opinion on intellectual property interview features. MarkMonitor's Statton Hammock ...


Minds Machines Group (MMX) Stock Price Down 6.5%  Fairfield Current

Minds Machines Group Ltd (LON:MMX) was down 6.5% on Monday . The stock traded as low as GBX 5.58 ($0.07) and last traded at GBX 5.75 ($0.08).


Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt  The Register

British citizens with a .eu domain should buy a dotcom replacement and lawyer up, the UK government has formally advised. In official guidance put out over the ...


Afilias Joins Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace  PRNewswire

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Afilias, the world's second largest domain name registry, has joined the Management Board of the ...


.EU Domain No Longer Applies Post-Brexit Warn UK, Europe  Computer Business Review

Organisations and enterprise in the UK are been pre-warned by the Government that a no deal Brexit means the end of their .eu top level domain name.


UK gov warns Brits with EU dotcom domains to make a change and lawyer up  The INQUIRER

BRITISH AND GOT A .EU DOMAIN? Then the government is suggesting you snap up a new dotcom domain and lawyer up ahead of Brexit. The Department for ...


.Club Domain Registration/Renewal Prices To Rise In 2019; 2020 and 2021  TheDomains.com

We just received this notice from Hexonet that The .CLUB Registry is going to be increasing their price of a wholesale registration each year over the next three ...


Sedo Comments on Domain Theft & Verification Policy  DomainInvesting.com

A representative from Sedo shared the company policy regarding stolen domain names being sold via Sedo and how to avoid domain name theft.


The .BEST Brand Protection (Interview)  CircleID

Launching a social network based on a single domain name extension is seriously innovative, but such a concept also implies to give Trademarks a chance to ...


CPH TechOps Retrospective 2018  CircleID

From the perspective of the domain name industry, 2018 was strongly influenced by, among other things, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ...


New Book: Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS  CircleID

Editor's note: We recently received Mark Jeftovic's latest book "Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS" packed with information covering the whole spectrum ...


US domains worst in the world for spam: Study  ELE Times

The US domain registry is one of the world's most abused top-level domains. This revelation came in an investigation and assessment of the extent domain ...


Jurisdiction in domain name disputes: cutting through the fog  World Trademark Review

Legal practitioners, registrants and brand owners are often forced to navigate the online landscape in low visibility. Once you acknowledge the foggy conditions, ...


DomainTools appeals injunction decision in .NZ case  Domain Name Wire

Cyber security *service* wants injunction thrown out. Whois data and security *service* DomainTools has appealed a preliminary injunction brought against it by .


Political New gTLDs: One Year in Review  CircleID

Once a month, at the end of the month, a snapshot of domain name registration volumes is taken according to categories of new gTLDs. Twenty categories are ...


Domain Name Sales: Publicity vs. Privacy  DomainInvesting.com

Discussing the advantages of publicly reporting domain name sales or keep domain name sale information private.


A prediction: new TLD registrations will drop in 2019  Domain Name Wire

A drop in total registrations will be a healthy sign of a maturing market. A drop in new top level domain registration numbers would be a health thing. This week I ...


Why ".brands" Domains Make Sense  CircleID

I receive spam on a daily basis from various Banks... as well as mine. None are legitimate but actually, that is not what is catching my attention receiving spam.


Cloudflare launches a low-cost domain registrar  TechCrunch

It's been a busy week at Cloudflare, which promised a week of news for its birthday (and delivered). After announcing the Bandwidth Alliance yesterday, the ...


First Hawaiian Bank Grows Holdings in Verisign, Inc. (VRSN)  Fairfield Current

First Hawaiian Bank grew its position in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 53.2% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with ...


Radix's .HOST, .SPACE, .PRESS, and .WEBSITE Get Approval From the Chinese Government  CircleID

Radix announced that it has received the official approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ("MIIT") of the People's Republic of China for ...


VirnetX Target of Unusually High Options Trading (VHC)  Fairfield Current

VirnetX Holding Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:VHC) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock traders acquired 12176 call options on the ...


On January 22-23 The Blockchain – based Namecoin (NMC) went up in value over 0.05%  The EN Bulletin

Namecoin (NMC) had a good 24 hours as the cryptocurrency jumped $0.000361058999999941 or 0.05% trading at $0.702259755. According to International ...


Verisign, Inc. (VRSN) Holdings Lifted by Assenagon Asset Management S.A.  Modern Readers

Assenagon Asset Management S.A. raised its holdings in shares of Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 240.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent ...


TA505 Group Adopts New ServHelper Backdoor and FlawedGrace RAT  BleepingComputer

Malware researchers discovered two new malware families distributed through phishing campaigns last year carried out by the TA505 cybercriminal group: ...


Global DNS Service Market 2016: Industry Trends and Opportunities Forecast 2024 - Press Release  Digital Journal

This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire. Sarasota, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/28/2018 -- Global DNS *Service* Market: Overview. The DNS stands for ...


Best domain name registrars of 2019  TechRadar

Save money and hassle by using one of these top-notch domain registrars.


GDPR, Biting the hand that feeds you and much more - A look back at 2018  TheDomains.com

Looking back on 2018 there were a lot of interesting stories. A lot of big companies picking up premium .com names, and businesses built on premium names.


Another woeful effect of the government shutdown: More spam calls  MarketWatch

Systems meant to thwart robocalls and other spam phone calls are not working as they should.


Persona 5 R May Be Announced Soon by Atlus, According to Updated Website Registry  DualShockers

There's a good chance an enhanced version of Persona 5, titled Persona 5 R, will be announced fairly soon. Back in April 2017, Atlus had registered many ...


Domain name registry Donuts to be acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners  GeekWire

Donuts, a domain name registry based in Kirkland, Wash., has agreed to be acquired by Abry Partners, a private equity firm based in Boston. Terms of the deal ...


Incels.me, a major hub for hate speech and misogyny, suspended by .ME registry  Mashable

Incels.me, a forum populated by "involuntary celibates" has been suspended by the .ME domain registry over *content* promoting violence and hate speech.


.ME registry explains Incels.me takedown  Domain Name Wire

Domain name was taken down after warning and request to remove *content*. The registry that runs the .ME top level domain name has released a statement ...


When the Backend Domain Name Registry Is Too Expensive  CircleID

What we call a "backend registry" is the mandatory technical platform to operate a domain name extension and all registries have one. It is the backend registry ...


Domain Registrars and Registries Don't Want to 'Police' Piracy  TorrentFreak

Copyright holders would like domain name registrars and registries to take a more active anti-piracy approach. There was some serious movement in this ...


New York State Common Retirement Fund Has Boosted By $2.56 Million Its Lincoln National (LNC) Stake; VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Covered By 1 Bullish Analysts Last Week  The Yomi Blog

New York State Common Retirement Fund increased Lincoln National Corp (LNC) stake by 5.52% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. New York State Common ...


Trump Admin Lets Verisign Boost .Com Domain Name Prices  Broadcasting & Cable

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) has agreed to modify its agreement with domain name registrar Verisign that will allow it ...


CEO of domain name registry Donuts is stepping down  GeekWire

Bruce Jaffe is stepping down from his role as CEO of the domain name registry company Donuts Inc., about a month after it was acquired by Abry Partners, ...


Microsoft Releases KB4487345 Update to Fix Windows 7 Share Issues  BleepingComputer

Last week Microsoft released the January 2019 Patch Tuesday updates and included in the release were two updates that caused problems connecting to ...


Google Registry introduces .page top-level domain, early registration now open  9to5Google

In May, Google announced a new .app top-level domain focussed on security. Google Registry is now opening up a .page TLD as part of an Early Access ...


Uniregistry tips hand with "Registry in a Box" trademark application  Domain Name Wire

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 ...


MysteryBrand denies selling fakes, T-ara dispute concludes, and Slovakia IPO ditches fax: news digest  World Trademark Review

Every Tuesday and Friday, WTR presents a round-up of news, developments and insights from across the trademark sphere. In our latest edition, we look at how ...


Ireland's Domain Registry to Liberalise the .ie Domain Name Registration Process  Lexology

IEDR, the Irish registry for internet domain names, is to liberalise its policy on the registration of .ie domain names following a public…


7 Tips to Look Fore Before Selecting a Domain Registrar  Times Square Chronicles

Is it tough task to find the right domain registrar especially when there are unlimited options? No. But it can be if you are a newbie. When choosing any domain…


New CEO At Public Interest Registry  The NonProfit Times

The Board of Directors of Public Interest Registry (PIR) unanimously selected Jonathon Nevett as president and chief executive officer, effective Dec. 17. Reston ...


Verisign's Attempt to Increase its Fees Still Unjustified Despite Diversionary Tactic  CircleID

Shortly after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)'s recent announcement allowing Verisign to pursue increased .com registry ...


Verisign made domain aftermarket arguments in July  Domain Name Wire

Last week's blog post was not the first time Verisign called attention to domain investors. Last week Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) shocked many of its biggest ...


Infibeam’s domain registry gets over 40,000 domain name in a single day  Economic Times

AHMEDABAD: Infibeam, India's first listed ecommerce company, registered over 40,000 domain names in a single day. The company, which operates a unique ...


ICANN Files Legal Action Against Domain Registrar for Refusal to Collect WHOIS Data  CircleID

Germany-based ICANN-accredited registrar EPAG owned by Tucows has informed ICANN that it plans to stop collecting Whois contact information from its ...


.AI begins auctioning expired domain names  Domain Name Wire

Anguilla's registry cuts out the middleman and begins auctioning expired domain names. Anguilla's ccTLD registry is auctioning expired domains. The registry ...


How Big Is the Domain Business?  CircleID

When you're standing close to ICANN, the domain business may seem pretty big, but when you stand farther away, not so much. Verisign's revenues are about ...


Changes to the Domain Name Marketplace  CircleID

The new gTLD program and the introduction of 1200+ new domain name registries has significantly altered the marketplace dynamics. New domain name ...


The LK Domain Registry: What Are They Doing Wrong?  ReadMe Sri Lanka

The LK Domain Registry. The one place that you must go to, in order to obtain a .lk domain for your website. Think of the LK Domain Registry is a ledger of sorts, ...


Law Enforcement Agencies Will Have Authority on Registries and Registrars  CircleID

Accessing Whois information and acting on a litigious domain name is becoming a nightmare for law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement agencies must ...


The Three Basic Types of Cryptocurrencies Explained – Cryptomorrow – Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum  Cryptomorrow

Cryptocurrencies refer to virtual forms of currencies that are basically taken as alternative to fiat currencies. The other names would be digital currencies, virtual ...


Former SNN.com owner goes to court to recover domain name  Domain Name Wire

Original registrant files lawsuit after failing to recover domain name through UDRP. The former owner of SNN.com, who says his domain name was stolen, has ...


Domain Names: .ME to allow IDN registrations  Lexology

doMEn d.o.o., the Registry for the .ME country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), has recently announced that it would soon allow the registration of…


Verisign Launches קום., a New, Generic Top-level Domain for Hebrew Speakers*  CircleID

Verisign announces the launch of our phased rollout of קום. in Hebrew script. This new, Verisign-operated internationalized domain name (IDN) extension was ...


Which Internet Registries Offer the Best Protection for Domain Owners?  EFF

In the Internet's early days, those wishing to register their own domain name had only a few choices of top-level domain to choose from, such as .com, .net, ...


Rob Monster explains why he accepted GAB.com domain at Epik  Domain Name Wire

Controversial site moves its domain name to Epik. Rob Monster, CEO of Epik, believes in “Digital Sovereignty.” Most domain name registrars don't like a hot ...


The .ME Registry Celebrates 10 Years With the Launch of IDNs  PR Newswire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the first decade of .ME domain name launch, the .ME Registry, operator of .ME domain name ...


Afilias Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title: Largest Migration of an Internet Top-Level Domain in a Single Transition  PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Afilias Australia Pty Ltd announced today that it has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest ...


‘Devil May Cry 5’ Domain Registered, ‘Resident Evil 2’ Domain Updated  Variety

A domain was privately registered May 18 for DevilMayCry5.com, and discovered Sunday by attentive fans on a Devil May Cry Discord.


Tips For Dealing With Domain Name Disputes Without WHOIS Information - Intellectual Property - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

On May 25, 2018, regulations went into effect that limit the amount of WHOIS information that is publicly available online. United States Intellectual Property Fish ...


Uniregistry Calls for Domain Name 'Bill of Rights' in the Wake of Call for Universal Web Contract  PR Newswire

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Uniregistry, the world-renowned domain name registration company called today for the ...


The Registry/Registrar Sales Channel with Jay Daley - DNW Podcast #202  Domain Name Wire

Org operator is changing how it works with registrars. dnw-podcast Public Interest Registry (PIR), the group that operates the .org top level domain name, ...


GDPR: changes to WHOIS, and what comes next  Lexology

On May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into effect. Although the GDPR has many provisions that will impact the way ...


Public Interest Registry (.Org) tax return provides insight into registrar marketing deals  Domain Name Wire

Latest tax return doesn't reflect new Afilias contract. Public Interest Registry (PIR), which manages the .org top level domain, has filed its 2017 tax return (large ...


.Com winners and losers, and Google Domains' odd practice  Domain Name Wire

You still can't register a domain for more than one year at Google Domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) about ...


Yes, your domain name registrar has made it impossible for people to contact you  Domain Name Wire

Many registrars have removed all means for people to contact you. I received an anonymous voicemail yesterday from an Enom customer who was frustrated ...


Verisign Announces קום. Domain Names are Available for General Registration  CircleID

Verisign is pleased to announce that קום., the new, Verisign-operated, internationalized domain name (IDN) extension that is uniquely designed for Hebrew ...


Afilias Moves to the US  PR Newswire

HORSHAM, Pa., Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, announced today that it has formally established a new corporate...


Atallah, ICANN's Global Domains Division Joins Donuts as CEO  CircleID

Akram Atallah, head of ICANN's Global Domains Division, has left the organization to join leading gTLD registry Donuts Inc. as its new CEO.


Big jump in Irish domain registrations helps boost IEDR profits  Irish Times

Company that manages domain name .ie recently liberalised registration process.


Local Domain Registrar Down  Technology Zimbabwe

name.co.zw the domain name registry portal is currently down and has been facing some challenges for the past few hours. The site has been down since ...


Domain Name ‘Bill of Rights’ Proposed by Global Domain Name Registrar Uniregistry  StrategicRevenue.com

NEW YORK, NY – This past week, the man who virtually created the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee, spoke about his "Contract for the Web" initiative; something he.


Verisign Q2 2018 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 339.8 Million Domains in Q2 of 2018  CircleID

Q2 2018 - Download Full ReportToday, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the second quarter of 2018 closed ...


Breaking: Domain name company Donuts Inc. acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners  Domain Name Wire

PE snaps up company that manages nearly 240 top level domain names. Abry Partners, a private equity firm that has completed $77 billion in transactions since ...


Google open sources the code that powers its domain registry  TechCrunch

Google today released Nomulus, the Java-based registry platform that powers Google's own .google and .foo top level domains (TLDs). Google says it started ...


VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Could Help Your Portfolio. The Stock Formed Double Top | Thorold News  Thorold News

The chart of VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) shows a double top with $174.31 target or 6.00 % above today's $164.44 share price. The 7 months chart pattern indicates ...


GoDaddy Is Unprepared For The Future Of Domain Names  Seeking Alpha

GoDaddy has provided broadly the same *service* over the last decade, and has not adapted its business model to evolving technology. Its rivals are more ...


How much would .Com domains cost if .com went out to bid?  Domain Name Wire

Consumers pay over a half billion dollars more than necessary each year to register .com domains. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) is currently in negotiations with ...


The economics of "forever" domain registrations  Domain Name Wire

As it stands right now, Epik's forever registration starts with a 10-year registration, the maximum allowed by the registries. After considering the registry fee and ...


GoDaddy Auctions is pulling back some expired domains that were at Endurance  Domain Name Wire

Domains from partner registrar were mistakenly sent to GoDaddy for auctioning. Over the weekend, a Domain Name Wire reader noticed that expired domain ...


New .LLC Domain Landrush Period Begins July 9, General Availability Begins July 23rd  CircleID

Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, announces that landrush for the new "dot LLC" or .LLC top level domain begins today. With the introduction of .LLC ...


Verisign Warns Industry: Far Greater Worry Then Their Minuscule Rate Increase  StrategicRevenue.com

NEW YORK, NY – They say that when you mess with the bull, you get the horns. Yesterday, Verisign, the company behind all issuing of .com domain names to ...


Uniregistry Moves to Rebrand as “UNI”, Without Ownership of UNI.com???  StrategicRevenue.com

NEW YORK, NY - If you had not heard yet - domain registry, parking and portfolio management company "Uniregistry" has launched a re-branding effort ...


Verisign files intriguing domain backorder patents  Domain Name Wire

Patent describes way to sell future rights to domain names through “encoding domains.” Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) has filed two patents related to buying future ...


"Seven Dirty Words" Restriction Policy Lifted from .US Domain Name Registrations  CircleID

Neustar, the registry operator of the .US domain and NTIA have reversed course, allowing the inclusion of previously restricted "seven dirty words" from future .


Domain Name Registrations Reach 333.8 Million in 1Q18  EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet

Dot com continues to dominate as new generic Top Level Domain registrations fall, according to VeriSign's Domain Name Industry Brief.