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Bad.de sells for $138,443

The 25th highest .de sale of all time took place on Wednesday. Bad.de sold on Sedo for $138,443. Currently the domain does not resolve to a website. Here is the top 25 courtesy of Namebio kredit.de 1,169,175 USD 2008-12-02 Sedo poker.de 957,937 USD 2007-07-24 NICIT/DOMAINfest aktien.de 725,000 USD 2011-08-03 Sedo casino.de 625,060 USD 2008-03-19 Private […]

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Afilias sues India to block $12 million Neustar back-end deal

Afilias has sued the Indian government to prevent it awarding the .in ccTLD back-end registry contract to fierce rival Neustar. The news emerged in local reports over the weekend and appears to be corroborated by published court documents. According to Moneycontrol, the National Internet Exchange of India plans to award the technical service provider contract […]

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Chaotic scenes as ‘Grumpies’ lose auDA board fight

Three directors of .au registry auDA managed to keep their seats on the board despite losing the “popular vote” of members late last week. The vote happened at the conclusion of an occasionally chaotic three-hour meeting that saw former AusRegistry chief Adrian Kinderis kicked out of the room barely a minute into proceedings. The results […]

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Facebook launches gaming portal on FB.GG

Facebook launched their gaming creator portal on a .GG domain. The country code for Guernsey has become popular for esports. Facebook is using the domain name FB.GG. Some background: Wikipedia info .gg is the country code top-level domain for the crown dependency of Guernsey, including the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou and Lihou […]

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How all 33 European ccTLDs are handling GDPR

Happy GDPR Day everyone! Today’s the day that the European Union’s not-quite-long-enough-awaited General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect, giving registries and registrars the world over the prospect of scary fines if they don’t keep their registrants’ Whois data private. So I thought today would be the perfect day to summarize what each EU or […]

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Domainers not welcome in this Whois database

Inquiries from domain investors are specifically barred under one registry’s take on GDPR compliance. The Austrian ccTLD registry, nic.at, yesterday stopped publishing the personal information of human registrants in its public Whois database, unless the registrant has opted to have their data public. The company said it will provide thick Whois records only to “people […]

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Pacific independence : #Hawaii rolls out its own #ccTLD domain names

Hawaii is the youngest US state, joining 49 others on August 21, 1959. The isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific, consists of six main islands, renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and exotic beaches. Hawaii now has the world’s youngest ccTLD domain on the planet, dot .HI. “Hawaiians love to […]

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Portugal and South Africa surpass one million #domain names

Portugal surpassed one million dot .PT domain names in March, with more than 23,000 domains registered in 2018 so far. Meanwhile, South Africa now has 1.1 million dot .ZA domains, making it the largest African nation in terms of ccTLD registrations. Lastly, the number of dot .EU domains continues to grow, despite the oncoming Brexit, […]

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Now South Africa looks to second-level domain sales

South Africa looks to be the next country to start letting people register domains directly at the second level of its ccTLD. Local registry authority ZADNA this week opened a policy consultation on allowing registrants access to direct, second-level .za names. Currently, if you want a .za you have to register at the third level […]

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Red.ca sells for $20,000

Namepros member MapleDots reported that they purchased the premium one word domain Red.ca for $20,000. MapleDots said they will be re-branding the domain as a Canadian Domain Re-seller. This would be a top 50 all time sale in .ca according to Namebio. Red.com manufactures digital cinematography and photography cameras and accessories. Congrats to both the […]

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