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January 17, 2018 05:12

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WordPress.com and domain names – DNW Podcast #169

Kellie Peterson talks about what WordPress.com is seeing as a domain name registrar. WordPress.com operates a domain name registrar with a unique characteristic: almost all of the domain names it registers are for end users that put them to use with a live website. Kellie Peterson, who manages the registrar, explains what she is seeing […]

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Voys B.V. tries to hijack Voys.com domain name

Company that uses Voys.nl tried to get Voys.com through a UDRP. A Dutch telecom company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for bringing a cybersquatting complaint against the owner of Voys.com. A three-person World Intellectual Property Organization panel determined that it filed its case in abuse of the policy. Among […]

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Three ways ICANN could gut Whois

ICANN has published three possible models of how Whois could be altered beyond recognition after European privacy law kicks in this May. Under each model, casual Whois users would no longer have access to the wealth of contact information they do under the current system. There may also be a new certification program that would […]

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Radix appoints Sandeep Ramchandani as CEO

Radix announced today that Bhavin Turakhia will step down as CEO and that Sandeep Ramchandani will become CEO. There was also a story in the India Times about where Radix sees business for 2018. Full Release 15th Jan 2017, Dubai. Radix, the domain registry founded by serial entrepreneurs Bhavin Turakhia and Divyank Turakhia, has appointed […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday January 15th, 2018

  There was/is a good discussion on Namepros about courtesy and professionalism in domain name inquiry responses.   In a nutshell, a domain investor emailed another domain investor about a domain name.   After 3 inquiries the inquirer told the domain owner he was being unprofessional.  The owner replied “Fuck Off”.  Besides giving me a […]

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Ramchandani promoted to Radix CEO

New gTLD registry Radix has appointed long-time business head Sandeep Ramchandani as CEO. He’s replacing Bhavin Turakhia, who is CEO of parent company Directi and executive chairman of Radix. Ramchandani had a lot of autonomy as business head and VP of the company and, in my view, has been basically CEO in all but name […]

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Father Domainicus and the #WHOIS travesty at #GoDaddy

Greetings and salutations, my fellow brothers and sisters in domaining – this is Father Domainicus, tapping away on my laptop this chilly Florida evening. By “chilling” I refer to temperatures in the 50’s, which generate no snow flurries, but can cause plenty of shrinkage under the frock, when riding a bicycle outside. I was having […]

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Sandeep Ramchandani named CEO of Radix

Sandeep Ramchandani replaces Bhavin Turakhia as CEO. New top level domain name registry Radix has named Sandeep Ramchandani as its CEO. He was previously the vice president and business head for business. Bhavin and Divyank Turakhia founded and funded the company. Bhavin was acting as CEO until now. Radix operates nine top level domain names […]

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Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: Physician.com, Brutus.com, Blade.shop, More

Listed below are updates on the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. 01.com sold for $1,820,000 No site resolves, and the domain is owned by an individual in China. 2. Physician.com sold for $179,000 The domain is under privacy protection, but it redirects to PracticeLink.com, described as, […]

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Should I create a separate blog focused on Domaining?

As those of you have been reading my blog for a long time know, my life has changed a lot since I started blogging back in 2007. Five years ago I co-founded a startup, Bold Metrics, and that meant spending a lot less time on Domaining. I think before starting our company Domaining was a […]

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