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August 24, 2019 22:31

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ICA rallies the troops to defeat .org price hikes. It won’t work

Over 100 letters have been sent to ICANN opposing the proposed lifting of price caps in .org, after the Internet Commerce Association reached out to rally its supporters. This is an atypically large response to an ICANN public comment period, and there are four days left on the clock for more submissions to be made, […]

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KPMG dumps .com for dot-brand gTLD

KPMG has become the latest company to dump its .com domain in favor of its dot-brand gTLD. The company recently announced that it is now using home.kpmg as its primary web site domain, replacing kpmg.com. The migration appears to be complete already. URLs on the old .com address now bounce users to the equivalent page […]

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Court rules generic dictionary domains CAN be trademarked

A US appeals court has ruled that generic, dictionary domain names can be trademarked. The hotel-booking web site Booking.com was told last week that it is in fact eligible to have “Booking.com” registered as a trademark, over the objections of the US Patent and Trademark Office. The ruling could have a chilling effect on domain […]

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ICANN urged to reject .com price increases

The Internet Commerce Association has asked ICANN to refuse to allow Verisign to raise its wholesale prices for .com domain names. The domainer trade group wrote to ICANN last week to point out that just because the Trump administration has dropped the US government objection to controlled price increases, that doesn’t necessarily mean ICANN has […]

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Hebrew .com off to a slow start

The Hebrew transliteration of .com has only sold a couple hundred domains since it went into general availability. Verisign took the new gTLD קום. (Hebrew is a right-to-left script, so the dot comes after the string) to market November 5, when it had about 3,200 domains in its zone file. It now stands around the […]

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Wagner takes dig at Verisign as GoDaddy reports $310 million domain revenue

GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner ducked a question about how the company will react to future .com price increases during its third-quarter earnings call yesterday, but used the opportunity to take a gentle swipe at Verisign. Asked by an analyst whether the first 7% price increase, almost certainly coming in 2020, would have any effect on […]

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Will ICANN take a bigger slice of the .com pie, or will .domainers get URS?

Will ICANN try to get its paws on some of Verisign’s .com windfall? Or might domainers get a second slap in the face by seeing URS imposed in .com? With Verisign set to receive hundreds of millions of extra dollars due to the imminent lifting of .com price caps, it’s been suggested that ICANN may […]

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Trump gives Verisign almost $1 billion in free money

The Trump administration may have just handed Verisign close to $1 billion in free money. That’s according to the back of the envelope I’m looking at right now, following the announcement that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration is reinstating Verisign’s right to increase .com registry fees. As you may have read elsewhere already (I […]

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After Brett Kavanaugh failed to secure his domain name …. it was scooped up by …

Brett Kavanaugh Didn’t Buy His URL. It’s Now A Resource For Sexual Assault Survivors. The site also links to the websites of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the End Rape on Campus organization and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Fix the Court Director Gabe Roth said the URL was one of […]

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Giuseppe Graziano launches three-letter domain marketplace

New domain marketplace is dedicated to just 17,576 possible domains. Giuseppe Graziano, a domain broker who runs GGRG.com, has launched a new marketplace for buying and selling three-letter .com domain names. GGRG.com has always specialized in short domain names, so Liquid Domain Market Exchange is right up its alley. Still, can a marketplace dedicated to […]

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