China’s MySpace trainwreck sells its gTLD
A once-hot Chinese social networking company that now sells used cars instead has offloaded its gTLD. The registry contract for .ren, t... - Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:34
Second-level .au names delayed
If you’re champing at the bit to grab yourself some second-level .au domain names, you’re going to have to wait a little lo... - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 14:38
ICANN names new directors, replaces Facebook exec
ICANN’s Nominating Committee has picked two new directors to join the board of directors this November. They are: Mandla Msimang,... - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 14:51
After getting acquired, bank scraps its dot-brand
Another dot-brand gTLD has bitten the dust, but this time it does not appear to be due to lack of interest. TIAA Bank has told ICANN th... - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:37
Porn-block retail prices revealed. Wow.
The first retail prices for MMX’s porn-blocking AdultBlock services have been revealed, and they ain’t cheap. The registrar... - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:21
Registrars could be held liable for US gun violence
A US presidential candidate has come out in support of amending the law to make domain name companies liable when customers use their s... - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 8:53
Three-letter .com owned by hospital “hijacked”
A California hospital has seen its three-letter .com domain reportedly hijacked and transferred to a registrar in China. Sonoma Valley ... - Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 7:45
“We’re Irish!” claim Brits as .eu shrinks yet again
British companies are moving their .eu domain names to their Irish branches in an effort to keep them after Brexit, according to the sp... - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:4
Mystery .vu registry revealed
Neustar has been selected as the back-end domain registry operator for the nation of Vanuatu. The company, and the Telecommunications R... - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:48
Berkens says new gTLDs mostly suck but geos suck hardest
Ever since he cashed out his massive portfolio of domain names in a bulk sale to GoDaddy three and a half years ago, domain investor Mi... - Monday, August 12, 2019 - 13:42
.gay gets rooted
The new gTLD .gay, which was often used as an example of a controversial TLD that could be blocked from the DNS, has finally made it to... - Monday, August 12, 2019 - 8:55
Neustar takes control of two new gTLDs
Neustar has started taking over former dot-brand new gTLDs belonging to its former clients. It recently took control of .compare and .s... - Monday, August 12, 2019 - 6:22
Epik will sponsor 8chan’s domain, but will not host its site
Controversial free-speech registrar Epik has said it will take 8chan’s domain name business, but will not provide content deliver... - Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:32
EFF becomes second to appeal new .org contract
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has appealed ICANN’s decision to add stronger trademark protection rules to .org. The civil li... - Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 8:57
CentralNic to pay $3.4 million for iwantmyname
CentralNic has made yet another registrar acquisition, picking up New Zealand-based Ideegeo Group for the equivalent of $3.4 million. T... - Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 8:9

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