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What domains can teach about brand engagement in foreign markets
Since the early 2000s, domain names can be registered and written in any language – for example Chinese characters are allowed in the .com namespace, 例子.com is a valid domain name. This wonderful innovation makes internet users less reliant on the English alphabet to navigate the internet – including when engaging with br...
Domain Name News - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:0
NameCheap for NetNeutrality: FCC, don’t flush our rights down the toilet [video]
NameCheap Released a video today for Net Neutrality:     Find out more here: posts: NameCheap Steals Spotlight Amidst GoDaddy Elephant Hunt Outrage NameCheap Giving Away More Free Domains With Twitter Trivia Challenge GoDaddy Launches Video Sharing Site NameCheap Twitter Trivia Contestants Raking in Free Domain Nam...
Domain Name News - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 13:55
Sedo’s parent United Internet invests 435 million EUR in Rocket Internet
Montabaur, August 15, 2014. United Internet AG (“United Internet”) is investing – via its subsidiary United Internet Ventures AG – a total of EUR 435 million for a 10.7% stake in the incubator Rocket Internet AG, Berlin (“Rocket”). The investment will cement the long term strategic relationship between United Internet and Oliver Samw...
Domain Name News - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 13:36
ICANN tells US Court that ccTLDs are not property and thus cannot be seized
Files Motion to Quash in U.S. legal action aimed at Seizing Top-Level Domains The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) cannot be considered “property,” and thus cannot be attached by plaintiffs in a lawsuit, ...
Domain Name News - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:7
Is Key Systems running the new Google Registrar?
While the domain and tech industry is abuzz talking about how Google is launching their new own retail registrar in a private beta that is mostly being tested with the help of employees, DNN embarked on the journey to uncover what Google’s technical solution looks liked; and in turn discovered that it appears that the […]...
Domain Name News - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 15:11
Sedo Names Solomon Amoako Chief Sales Officer for the Boston office [Press Release]
Domain Industry Veteran Brings Years of Experience to Further Strengthen and Lead Sedo’s North American Sales Team BOSTON, Mass. – May 1, 2014 – Sedo, today announced the appointment of Solomon Amoako as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) in the company’s Boston office. In his new role, Mr. Amoako will manage all sales activities out of [R...
Domain Name News - Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:30
BREAKING ! Playboy Mansion Returns to DomainFest
The exact location of the Stone Temple Pilots concert/party this evening at Domainfest has been shrouded in secrecy since the launch of the show.  DNN was tipped off by conference organizers that the party will take place at the famous Playboy Mansion.   Conference attendees have been dying to know where this party is and have [̷...
Domain Name News - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 17:41
The Week in Domains (March 31st – April 6th, 2014)
Topic Highlights this week: DomainFest New gTLDs April Fools Day Industry news: Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 Gary Vaynerchuk at DomainFest: domain values headed downward (DNW) Strickling, Fadi, Steve DelBianco All Set To Testify In House Hearing On ICANN Tomorrow (The Domains) My DomainFest 2014 Day 1 Experience (Jason Thompson) Namescon...
Domain Name News - Monday, March 31, 2014 - 23:53
NamesCon Registration Prices go Up Tomorrorow
What’s the perfect thing to do after celebrating Thanksgiving with your family? Get right back to work and plan for the new year. And to get into the domaining mood right in the new year, what’s better than a domain industry conference at a low price? Today’s the last day to get your NamesCon tickets […] Rela...
Domain Name News - Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 13:57
.DE Registry to add Redemption Grace Period (DENIC)
As of December 3rd, 2013, DENIC, the operator of the .DE ccTLD will also introduce a Redemption Grace Period (RGP) that allows the original domain owner to recover their expired domain for up to 30 days after the expiry, the same as for gTLDs. See the full press release after the jump. Redemption Grace Period […] Related posts...
Domain Name News - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 14:49
Andee Hill forms backed by Gregg McNair
Andee Hill, who recently left where she was Director of Business Development, has created a new licensed escrow company, Escrow Hill Limited with he backing of entrepreneur Gregg McNair.   “When Andee told me she was thinking about forming her own escrow business I was immediately enthusiastic. I have a reputation of ...
Domain Name News - Monday, November 25, 2013 - 11:0
Inaugural Heritage Auctions Domain Event in New York City – Live Results
We were will be live blogging the results of the inaugural Heritage Auctions Domain Event in New York City today. There are no guarantees that this list is correct or complete as this are not official or officially approved results. The auction sold 26 out of the 68 domains for a total of $419,970. Domains that […] Related pos...
Domain Name News - Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 18:55
Buenos Aires Airport closure leaves many ICANN 48 attendees stranded
As the 48th ICANN meeting is set to start in Buenos Aires, many of the attendees were stranded today in Montevideo, Uruguay  and other South American airports due to an airport closure in Buenos Aires. An Austral Embraer ERJ-190 on behalf of Air Austral/Aerolineas Argentina coming from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), overrun the runway and ...
Domain Name News - Friday, November 15, 2013 - 10:27
Demand Media to Spin Off Domain Registration Business into RightSide [Press Release]
As already predicted by Andrew over at DNW: Demand Media Announces Key Executives and Name for Proposed Domain Services Company Company Will Lead Expansion of Generic Top Level Domains under Rightside Brand; Taryn Naidu Selected as Incoming CEO November 05, 2013 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE...
Domain Name News - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 10:25 signs 2013 RAA, launches expression of interest site [Press Release]
Another group of registrars will be switching to the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with ICANN, allowing them to participate in selling new gTLDs. owns the original Domain registrar, Network Solutions and The company also launched an expression of interest site for new gTLDs, promising a “Bes...
Domain Name News - Friday, November 1, 2013 - 11:27
Go Daddy/Afternic and Sedo’s reported sales for the week ending on Oct 28th, 2013
Over the past week, 705 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1,3m. Go Daddy/Afternic’s total domain sales for the week summed to  $1,696,432. Over 47% of total sales at Sedo were the result of Buy Now listings. The top seller on Sedo’s list, for 45,000 USD was a SedoMLS sal...
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