New gTLD registry is latest billion-dollar unicorn
A new gTLD registry that used a different new gTLD for its original web site has merged to form a new company valued at a billion dolla... - Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:18
PwC wants to be your Whois gatekeeper
PricewaterhouseCoopers has built a Whois access system that may help domain name companies and intellectual property interests call a t... - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:31
.wang cut off with Chinese red tape
The registry behind .wang and several Chinese-language gTLDs has seen its official registry web site blocked due to Chinese regulations... - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 5:33
This latest Chinese bubble could deflate ccTLD growth
With many ccTLD operators recently reporting stagnant growth or shrinkage, one registry has performed stunningly well over the last yea... - Monday, June 10, 2019 - 10:44
Dodgy registrars could be banned from .org promotions
The worse a registrar is at tackling abuse, the more likely it is to be excluded from promotions in the .org space, according to a new ... - Monday, June 10, 2019 - 10:21
India’s largest registrar goes insolvent, gets suspended
India’s largest independent registrar has been found insolvent by a local court, after failing to pay back $28 million in bank lo... - Friday, June 7, 2019 - 4:25
ZADNA CEO suspended for “hybrid misconduct”
The CEO of South Africa’s ccTLD registry has reportedly been suspended amid claims of “acts of misconduct”. According... - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:45
Brand kills off gTLD that is actually being USED
Two more companies have told ICANN they’ve changed their minds about running a dot-brand gTLD, including the first example of a T... - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 4:0
Time for some more ICANN salary porn
ICANN has filed its tax return for its fiscal 2018, so it’s once again that time of the year in which the community gets to saliv... - Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:57
Smaller registrars say .uk release is biased towards the Big Boys
A group of small .uk registrars have complained to Nominet that the imminent release of three million second-level .uk domain names is ... - Monday, June 3, 2019 - 2:35
New gTLDs slip again in Q1
The number of domains registered in new gTLDs slipped again in the first quarter, but it was not as bad as it could have been. Verisign... - Friday, May 31, 2019 - 5:14
Second-level .au domains ARE coming soon
Australian ccTLD manager auDA has given itself approval to start selling .au domains at the second level for the first time. auDA said ... - Friday, May 31, 2019 - 2:32
.icu gets China nod as it tops 900,000 regs
Chinese regulators have approved .icu for sale and use in China, according to the registry. ShortDot COO Kevin Kopas told DI today that... - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:2
These 27 companies have ditched the .com for their dot-brand
Earlier today, I listed what I believe might be the top 10 dot-brand gTLDs with the most active web sites, but noted that it was probab... - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:54
These are the 10 most-used dot-brands
It occurred to me recently that my regular coverage of companies that choose to abandon their unused dot-brand gTLDs may have created a... - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 5:42

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