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June 25, 2019 22:28

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Wake up people! ICANN and the registries want to steal your domain names!

This is not just about .asia that no one cares about. Not even .org. It is about ICANN and the legacy registries starting an attack on all our domain names. It started with Verisign asking a few months back to be able to raise .com prices again after the US department of commerce forbid any […]

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Verisign .com monopoly reports an operating margin of 65.4%

The Verisign .com monopoly reported a huge operating margin that was 65.4 percent for the first quarter of 2019. Instead of being grateful for this gift that it is being given they are asking for .com price increases. It is time that the .com contract is put up for grabs for a more competitive price. The […]

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My comment about price increases on Kevin Murphy’s post

Kevin Murphy wrote a blog post “ICA rallies the troops to defeat .org price hikes. It won’t work” that mentioned a few opinions that I don’t agree with. Kevin said that “the retail price of a .org (currently around $20 at GoDaddy, which has about a third of all .orgs) would be unlikely to rise […]

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Namecheap opposes domain name price increases

Namecheap is the first registrar that I see opposing the removal of price caps on several legacy top level domains such as .org, .info and .biz. (Also don’t forget .asia.) If you see any other registrars opposing these huge price increases please let me know. Namecheap has emailed 200,000 of their .org, .biz and .info […]

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Say “No” to unlimited price increases on .org, .info, .biz and .asia domains!

The ICA has created an easy-to-use Form for you to submit your objections to ICANN regarding its proposed removal of all price caps on several domain name extensions. Although the form focuses on .org you can also use this form to create a similar comment for .info, .biz and .asia. The link for the .org […]

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Efty acquires competitor DomaHub

Efty announced it has completed the acquisition of competitor DomaHub Domains LLC. DomaHub is domain name management software maker. DomaHub was founded in 2016 by Wonmin Lee and Wonkyu Lee as a platform that allowed users to rent their domain names for variable short periods of time. They continued to expand on their initial idea and the company […]

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Mike Mann sells 7 domains for $122,700 in March (LinkChecker[.]com, AmVis[.]com)

Mike Mann reported selling 7 domain names in March for a total of $122,700. Prices started at $7,800 and went up to $40,000. Mike Mann sold 7 .com domains. The average reported domain sales price was $17,529. But this is the average of just the reported sales. He didn’t share any of his lower sales […]

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Constantine Roussos and DotMusic win the rights to .Music domains!!!

DotMusic Limited managed to win the exclusive rights to the .music extension and domain names outbidding 2 giants: Google and Amazon. There were originally 8 competitive applications in contention. The contention was resolved a few days back in a private auction between the 8 parties. No details of the auction came out because of the […]

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Rick Schwartz reveals domain name purchase prices from the 1990’s

Rick Schwartz revealed on Twitter some of his domain name purchase prices from the 1990’s. He started by saying that domain name acquisition cost has nothing to do with sales price, something that I completely agree with: “I have no issues publishing prices I paid for my #domainnames. Most think it will affect their #sales […]

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The ICA is organizing a public webcast

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is organizing a public webcast which will highlight the ICA’s policy positions and interests. The webcast is scheduled for April 12 at 1 PM EDT. Registration is now open. Among the topics ICA will cover: The possible increase in .com registration fees Pricing policy arising from the differences between legacy extensions which were originally […]

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