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Revenue dips as Brexit whacks .eu in 2018

.eu saw its registrations sink substantially in 2018, largely due to Brexit, which affected its revenue and profit. Registry EURid said yesterday that it was managing 3,684,750 .eu domains at the end of the year, down by 130,305 over the year. It’s .eu’s lowest end-of-year domain count since 2012. The UK, which voted to leave […]

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Scottish registry dumps the pound over Brexit fears

The .scot gTLD registry has decided to dump the British pound as its currency of choice, due to fears over Brexit. DotScot’s back-end, CORE, told registrars this week that it will start billing in euros from March 29. The switch is being made due to “the expected volatility in currency exchange rates between GBP and […]

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Brexit blamed as .eu hits six-year low

EURid’s .eu top-level domain has hit a six-year low in terms of total registrations, and Brexit is to blame. The registry has just announced that it had 3,684,750 domains under management at the end of 2018, down 63,129 domains compared to the 3,747,879 it had at the end of September. That’s the lowest end-of-quarter number […]

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Leave Means Leave : Dot .EU #domain for #Brexit fans in the UK

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, suffered a humiliating defeat on the confirmation of Brexit. Still, she was able to keep her government intact, but the hot potato remains: Did Great Britain screw up wanting to leave the European Union? There are a lot of fans supporting the UK’s departure from EU, a move that is […]

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Brexit.com : Is it too late sell the “Brexit” domain for big bucks?

Brexit, the scheduled exit of Britain from the European Union, generated a lot of interest this year. Hundreds of domain names with “brexit” as the main keyword were registered; perhaps, thousands. It’s typical for the matching .com to be the most valuable one, and the owner of Brexit.com is offering it for sale via Flippa. […]

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Cor blimey! Theresa May, new British PM, mistaken for adult model

As of today, Theresa May is the new British Prime Minister, taking over David Cameron’s spot at 10 Downing Street. With that position comes great responsibility, particularly as Britain faces the onslaught of a Brexit vote. But that’s not the only problem that Ms. May might need to tackle. Domain names are often searched for […]

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Brexit is hot, Trump is finally not

Brexit cracks top ten .com trending keywords. Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) released its top trending keywords for .com yesterday, representing the keywords that saw the biggest jump in registrations in June. It wasn’t surprising to me to see Brexit on the list this month. I highlighted some of these registrations in a post last month. It’s notable […]

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Brexit probably no big deal for UK domain owners

The UK may have suffered the most serious self-inflicted wound since the deep-fried Mars bar when it voted to leave the European Union last week, but it seems unlikely to have a huge effect on domain name registrants. Most EU ccTLD registries do not require registrants to be based in the EU, and those that […]

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Domainer Comics : ICANN56 in Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to another edition of Domainer Comics, the open-ended, fun coverage of current domain industry events. If you missed prior installments of the DomainGang comic series, you can catch up here. Today’s DomainGang comic about domains, covers ICANN56 in Helsinki, Finland. We received some leaked pictures from the event. Enjoy! 😀 Copyright DomainGang

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ICANN 56 on Brexit : Multi-steakeholder model must go on

ICANN technocrats moved in fast on Monday, to prevent any further manifestation of a domino effect caused by Brexit, from Helsinki, Finland where ICANN56 takes place. The TLD and gTLD global managers announced their commitment to the multi-steakeholder model, regardless of Britain’s decision to depart from the organization. “We remain committed to the global provisions […]

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