ICANN proposes lifting price controls on .Org, .Info domains  Domain Name Wire

You might have to pay a lot more for your .org and .info domains in the future. Image of dollar sign and upwards arrow Domain name overseer ICANN has ...


Ethiopia Has Officially Launched Its .ET Domain in Partnership With ZDNS  CircleID

Ethio Telecom, the telecommunication services provider of Ethiopia and the Registry operator of .ET has launched the country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) ...


Podcast: As domain registry in the UK, Nominet now also provides a DNS security platform  Telecom Reseller

Nominet has been providing five 9's DNS registry *service* for 22 years and now has over 12 million domains under their umbrella. Russell Haworth, CEO of ...


Cloudflare domain registrar expands, enables one-click DNSSEC  Domain Name Wire

Registrar is now open to all Cloudflare customers. The Cloudflare domain name registrar is now available to all Cloudflare customers, the company announced ...


Verisign Job Opportunity: Senior Registry Platform Manager  DomainInvesting.com

Verisign posted a job opportunity on LinkedIn. The Reston, Virginia company is looking to hire a Senior Registry Platform Manager.


Google Opens Up .Dev Domain Name Registry to Everyone  Search Engine Journal

For the first time, Google is letting anyone register a domain using its .dev extension.


Google’s .dev domain officially opens for business through any registrar  VentureBeat

Google is officially launching its .dev top-level domain (TLD) into general availability from today. The internet giant opened up early-access registrations to .dev ...


Inside the DNSpionage hacks that hijack domains at an unprecedented scale  Ars Technica

Since the beginning of the year, the US government and private security companies have been warning of a sophisticated wave of attacks that's hijacking ...


Public Interest Registry (.Org) hires three new execs – Domain Name Wire  Domain Name Wire

Song-Marshall, Abley and Vora join PIR executive team. Pictures of new PIR hires Judy Song-Marshall, Joe Abley, Anand Vora. L to R: Judy Song-Marshall, Joe ...


BRS Media, Inc. to Launch Brand Registry Services for Top-Level Domains  Finger Lakes Times

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 5, 2019--BRS Media, a diverse and growing marketing and e-commerce firm that assists traditional and interactive ...


Afilias Appoints Keith Lubsen as Chief Business Officer  PRNewswire

HORSHAM, Pa., March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Afilias, the world's second largest domain name registry, today announced that it has promoted Keith Lubsen to ...


Google Registers Bitcoin.dev as New Domain TLD Goes Public  Bitcoinist

Bitcoin.dev is no longer available on the Google .dev domain registry. This news comes amid the public rollout of the .dev top-level domain (TLD). $12500 ...


.IN ccTLD Poised for Significant Growth After Registry Transition to Neustar  CircleID

Last week marked a significant milestone for the Neustar Registry team. After many months of preparation, we announced the successful migration of the .


Say YES to DNSSEC  CircleID

With the latest "DNSpionage" attack, ICANN astutely prompted domain name holders to fully deploy DNSSEC on their names. Afilias absolutely supports this ...


Global Domain Names Industry  PRNewswire

LONDON, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Domain Names in Thousands by the following Segments: Country ...


Doubting VirnetX Holding Corp (VHC)’s Future Is A Dumb Move  Post Analyst

VirnetX Holding Corp (NYSE:VHC) is at least 159.05% than its current record low price of $2.1. There was a 5.22% gain on 3/15/2019 that led the price to move ...


Afilias Appoints Ram Mohan as Chief Operating Officer  CircleID

Afilias today announced that it has promoted Ram Mohan to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, responsible for most of the day-to-day ...


Verisign's Annual Report and .com price increases  Domain Name Wire

Verisign's 10-K gives clues to how it is approaching a .com price increase. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) published its 2018 annual report on Friday.


New TLDs, five years in  Domain Name Wire

It was five years ago this month that the first domains under the new top level domain (nTLD) program started rolling out to consumers. The first Latin script ...


ICANN urges adopting DNSSEC now  Network World

Continuing attacks on directory name services have prompted ICANN to prompt enterprise DNS uses to push their suppliers for DNSSEC services to block some ...


Neustar Logs Into Digital India as the New Technical Services Provider for Country's .IN Domain  CircleID

Neustar Data Infotech (India) Private Limited, a subsidiary of Neustar, Inc., today completed the transition of India's .IN country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) ...


Google to launch the early access program of the .dev domain, a dedicated space for developers  Packt Hub

Last year in November at the Chrome Dev Summit keynote, Google introduced .dev, a domain dedicated to developers and technology. The registration process ...


Let’s Encrypt ACME Protocol is now standardized by the IETF  Packt Hub

ACME is no longer just a Let's Encrypt effort as it is now standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The ACME protocol can be used by a ...


Hollywood Uses 'False Whois' Domain Suspensions as Anti-Piracy Tool  TorrentFreak

Hollywood's Motion Picture Association has a voluntary agreement with the Indian domain registry NIXI to suspend pirate sites that use false Whois data. This is ...


Activist accuses Kennecott's parent company of cybersquatting to 'silence' Utah Moms for Clean Air  Salt Lake Tribune

Moms pushing to improve Utah's air quality on behalf of their children had a plan: Temporarily take down their advocacy website at UtahMomsforCleanAir.org, ...


The Blockchain – powered Namecoin (NMC) went up by 1.97% for a day  The Hi New Ulm

It was good day for Namecoin (NMC), as it jumped by $0.0147728049999999 or 1.97%, touching $0.764592475. Global Cryptocoin Experts believe that ...


Who is the best registrar in 2019 and why?  TheDomains.com

I am asked every week who is the best domain registrar? My answer is always it depends on your specific needs and interests. For me it's Epik, GoDaddy, ...


Public Interest Registry Adds Three New Members to Its Executive Team  CircleID

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, has announced the addition of three new members to the organization's executive team.


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 ...


Walmart GLUCODOWN® Sales Increase 27% YTD  PRNewswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- New sales statistics show GLUCODOWN®, manufactured by Glucose Health, Inc. (OTC: GLUC) ...


361 Capital LLC Has $1.72 Million Stake in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)  Fairfield Current

361 Capital LLC decreased its holdings in Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) by 27.8% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the ...


Web registrations sign of confidence in local economy  Connacht Tribune Group

Galway registered 2,369 new .ie domains in 2018 – up over 31% year-on-year, in a development that is seen as a positive indicator of regional economic growth ...


Nobody cares if you are a reseller  TheDomains.com

One of the most common topics or posts on a domain forum is someone is looking to buy domain names at the mysterious “reseller or wholesale” price.


Why Is VeriSign (VRSN) Up 2.7% Since Last Earnings Report?  Nasdaq

It has been about a month since the las t earnings report for VeriSign (VRSN). Shares have added about 2.7% in that time frame, outperforming the.


How to enable automatic login in Windows 10  Republic World

Tips as well as a step-by-step guide on how to automatically log into Windows 10. There are multiple ways for automatically signing into Windows 10 account.


How the competitive domain registrar market keeps prices down  Domain Name Wire

No matter what Verisign charges them, registrar profits on .com are limited by competition. Last year the U.S. Government granted the ability for Verisign ...


Best domain name registrars of 2019  TechRadar

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


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, ...


Canada Migrates Its Domain .CA to Fury, a Homegrown Registry Platform  CircleID

CIRA, Canada's .CA operator, today announced that it has successfully migrated the nations TLD to its homegrown domain registry platform it calls Fury.


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 ...


Minds + Machines domain registrations up 38% in year to date, 5 Mar 2019 10:03  Shares magazine

Domain registry company Minds + Machines Group said 2019 had started well, with domain registrations up 38% on-year to 1.84m. Billings had more than ...


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 ...


VeriSign Inc. (VRSN) and Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) Contrasting side by side  Standard Recorder

VeriSign Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) and Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), both competing one another are Internet Information Providers companies.


Stepping Into the Uncanny, Unsettling World of Shen Yun  The New Yorker

Jia Tolentino on the Shen Yun dance troupe and its association with Falun Gong, a secretive sect that is persecuted in China.


Were Analysts Bearish VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) This Week? | Thorold News  Thorold News

Among 3 analysts covering VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. VeriSign had 4 analyst reports since ...


CENTR Publishes a Paper on Domain Name Registries and Online Content  CircleID

The Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR) has published a paper on Domain name registries and online *content* which explores ...


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.


20 Afilias Top Level Domains Now Licensed for Sale in China  CircleID

Afilias announces the availability of 20 Afilias TLDs approved for sale in China by the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


GoDaddy tells Gab.com to find a different domain registrar  Domain Name Wire

Registrar tells the controversial social network to take a hike. A notice that Gab.com says it received from GoDaddy. Domain name registrar GoDaddy ...


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 ...


.africa domain names on promo till the end of March 2019  TECH dot Africa

africa is one of the generic top-level domain names that Web4Africa is offering at discounted prices between 1 February and 31 March 2019.


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 ...


.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 ...


Bailard Decreased By $1.65 Million Its Maxim Integrated Prods (MXIM) Stake; VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN) Covered By 1 Bullish Analysts Last Week  Thе Mоnіtоr

Bailard Inc decreased Maxim Integrated Prods Inc (MXIM) stake by 55.48% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Bailard Inc sold 33000 shares as Maxim Integrated ...


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 ...


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 ...


Google uses .New TLD to create shortcuts for Google Docs  Domain Name Wire

Type “Doc.New” to easily create a new Google Doc. Google is using its .New top level domain name in a unique (and perhaps unprecedented) way. People can ...


.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 ...


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, ...


Protecting your Domain Names: Taking the First Steps  Security Boulevard

The DNS is critical to any organization with an online presence. Attacking domain names is a notable method to DoS (Denial of *Service*), deface, abuse or ...


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 ...


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

A bomb threat hoax that mobilized police departments across the country last month took advantage of an obscure security weakness at web hosting and ...


Zoho Suspended by Domain Registrar Over Phishy Emails  BleepingComputer

In a bizarre sequence of events, after the CRM software company Zoho was taken offline by their domain registrar, they posted to Twitter asking for help getting ...


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, ...


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 ...


ENS, MMX To Launch DNS-Compatible Domain Names  ETHNews

The Ethereum address-naming provider will be integrated into Minds + Machines Group Limited's forthcoming domain .luxe. MMX will allow current .eth address ...


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 ...


Neustar Announces .IN Registry Transition  DomainInvesting.com

The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) operates and manages the .IN ccTLD registry. Late last year, the organization announced that Neustar would ...


Uniregistry is now Uni  Domain Name Wire

Domain name registrar changes to shorter name. Frank Schilling's Uniregistry has changed its brand name to simply Uni. The move coincided with the launch of ...


BTC-e Successor Wex Loses .nz Domain  Bitcoin News

Wex, the digital asset trading platform that inherited the now-defunct BTC-e exchange, has lost its wex.nz domain. According to New Zealand's Domain Name ...


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 ...


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 ...


‘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.


.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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Revisiting How Registrants Can Reduce the Threat of Domain Hijacking  CircleID

Recent events have shown the threat of domain hijacking is very real; however, it is also largely preventable. As Verisign previously noted, there are many ...


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 ...


Going Global with Rolf Larsen - DNW Podcast #209  Domain Name Wire

Rolf Larsen's journey from ISP to top level domain registry…and beyond. dnw-podcast Rolf Larsen was a pioneer in bringing the internet to Norway when he ran ...


A Second Radix New gTLD Has Reached 1 Million Registrations with .SITE Joining .ONLINE on Their Honor Roll  Domain Name Journal

Radix, the Dubai-based administrator of one of the world's largest portfolios of new gTLD registries, has just reached an important milestone with their .


Domain name registry Donuts raises $110M in financing to help fund $213M acquisition of former rival Rightside  GeekWire

Donuts, a domain name registry based in Kirkland, Wash., has raised $110 million in financing to help complete its $213 million acquisition of fellow domain ...


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 ...


Crypto exchange Wex loses NZ domain over fake registration details  CoinGeek

According to reports, the directors at Wex allegedly registered their internet address using fake contact details. For this reason, the New Zealand Domain Name ...


Afilias Moves to the US, Becomes a US Multinational  CircleID

Afilias has formally established a new corporate parent entity, Afilias, Inc. of Delaware, USA. Afilias plc of Ireland is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias, Inc.


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 ...


Domain Name Registrations Should Continue To Drive Growth For VeriSign  Nasdaq

In continuation with its strong performance through Q3, VeriSign ( VRSN ) delivered another solid Q4. The company reported steady growth in.


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.


WordPress.com Selects Donuts Search Engine to Power Global Domain Searches  PRNewswire

SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Donuts, the global leader in high-quality, new top-level Internet domains, today announced that publishing platform...


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 .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 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 ...


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 ...


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

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the second quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 339.8 million ...