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April 5, 2020 01:08

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Thanks for nothing: Verisign waives the domain name restore fee!

Last week, Verisign promised to not raise the .com prices (even though ICANN had not YET granted Verisign the permission to steal millions of dollars from the global economy by allowing 7% price increases for the next 4 years)  to “support” people and the community during the global COVID-19 crisis. (Yeah, like they even care…) […]

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.Club 2019 premium sales report

Since its launch .CLUB  has earned total premium name revenue of $7.7 million USD. .CLUB is close to its sixth year of operation. They created 3 major programs and products to assist end-users to have easy access to .CLUB premium names. Here is how .CLUB describes the 3 programs: Names.club: Every business needs a meaningful, […]

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Pay your fucking bills!

I see a lot of people lately that are looking for an excuse to not pay their bills on time. (or ever?) And I am not talking about people that have lost their jobs or income due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yes, there are a lot of people that have or will soon have serious […]

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Efty stats: inquiries are down, traffic is up!

Efty decided to share some important stats around the impact the coronavirus outbreak has on domain name inquiries and traffic across its platform. “The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy with most of the disruptions affecting the demand side. Many businesses are holding off on […]

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Shop.app sold for $200,000 (bought on the 1st day of .app EAP)

The domain name Shop.app sold for $200,000 at Sedo and it was not a registry sale. The seller was from California and the domain was brokered by Yiming Yang. The domain name is pending transfer out of GoDaddy that it is currently registered. Shop.app still shows Sedo in whois so the buyer is not yet […]

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Adjusting your business to overcome the Corovavirus pandemic

The Corovavirus pandemic has affected almost everyone in the world one way or another. A friend send me an email telling he is in self-quarantine, he can’t practice his main profession and is using this time to adjust his domain name pricing. I am actually working harder than ever writing this blog, taking care of […]

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DAN removes all Corona Virus related domains

DAN.com announced that starting today it will be removing all Corona Virus related domains from its marketplace. I mostly support the decision but I just think that the justification shouldn’t have been price related. It doesn’t matter whether there are “astronomical high prices” or if the prices are “reasonable”. Although if you think about it, […]

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Verisign promises not to raise .com and .net prices this year

Verisign said today that it “promises” not to raise .com and .net prices this year, although ICANN has not approved (yet?) the .com price increases. (7% in each of the next 4 years) Verisign said will freeze registry prices for all of its Top-Level Domains (TLDs) (including .com and .net) through the end of 2020. […]

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New York Attorney General investigating coronavirus-related domains

The Office of the New York Attorney General (NYAG) is investigating the registration and use of coronavirus-related domains for the purposes of deceptive advertising, phishing schemes and malware dissemination. These activities may violate a number of laws, including but not limited to General Business Law § 349, Executive Law § 63(12), and the Computer Fraud […]

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Fake websites selling coronavirus masks are scamming organizations

The Coronavirus pandemic has given rise to a cottage industry of scam artists looking to prey on people’s fears. Fake websites selling coronavirus masks are scamming organizations out of millions. An investigation by Escrow.com, the world’s most secure payment method from a counterparty risk perspective, has found a surge of unscrupulous websites aimed at selling […]

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