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July 23, 2019 13:24

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XYZ makes idiotic statement on Twitter

The XYZ registry, one of the worst New gTLD registries, made a tweet yesterday that is clearly false and frankly embarrassing to the whole domain name industry. The tweet said: “You can get a shorter, more memorable domain with .xyz – just like Hooli.xyz  did. Head to gen.xyz to get yours!” and had this image […]

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Domain name Viajes.es sells for €147.000

The domain name Viajes.es sold for €147.000 that is about $165,000 USD. The domain name was registered in 2005. The buyer is not yet known. The sale took place at Sedo. .ES is the ccTLD of Spain and Viajes in Spanish means “travel”. The sale of Viajes.es is the largest ccTLD domain name sale in […]

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Top 10 articles from the 1st half of 2019 (ICANN, GoDaddy, Mike Mann, Rick Schwartz, Voice)

These are the top 10 domain name articles from the first half of 2019. It has been a crazy year in the domain name industry with some great sales but with ICANN screwing all domain name owners. It is a busy year for OnlineDomain.com with about 130 posts published so far. All posts below have […]

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DAN listens and makes a change on its domain landing pages

After Undeveloped changed its name and branding to DAN on June 19 a few people complained about the new domain name landing pages displaying DAN.com. Up until then domain names for sale at Undeveloped had a landing page like this below. Notice it says “undeveloped” at the top left corner? It didn’t say undeveloped.com. So […]

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NameSilo hits 3 million domains under management

NameSilo announced that it has surpassed 3 million active domains under management. This comes less than 10 months after surpassing 2 million active domains in September 2018. This continued growth puts NameSilo in the top 15 of the nearly 3,000 ICANN-accredited registrars in the world and is one of the fastest growing registrars in the […]

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How much does a domain cost – And why? (video)

GoDaddy posted a new video on YouTube called “How Much Does a Domain Cost – And Why?”. The video targets newbies in domain names. BTW “at their mercy” is a key phrase in the video. You will know what I mean when you see it. You can want the video here: The description of the […]

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ICA asks ICANN for explanation of .org decision

ICA, the Internet Commerce Association, sent a letter today asking ICANN for an explanation of the .org decision. ICA says that ICANN’s decision to execute the new .org Registry Agreement despite overwhelming public opposition is greatly concerning to stakeholders and raises serious questions about the so-called “bottom-up multi-stakeholder model”. ICA has “put the questions into […]

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ICANN screws everybody! .info, .biz and .asia contracts were renewed too!

In case anyone in this domain name industry really cares, the .org Registry Agreement contract was not the only contract renewed by ICANN. The .info, .biz and .asia Registry Agreement contracts were renewed too on 30 June 2019! Who approved these 4 contracts and who signed them? Nobody knows! Is there any accountability in ICANN? […]

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1,835,159 unclaimed .uk domain names to be released

1,835,159 unclaimed .uk domain names will be released in the next few days. UK domain registrants with a third-level domain (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .plc.uk or .ltd.uk) had until 06:00 BST (UTC+1) on Tuesday, 25th June 2019, to secure the shorter second level (.uk) equivalent. Now all unclaimed domains will be made available to the […]

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ICANN renewed the .ORG Registry Agreement with no price caps

ICANN renewed the .ORG Registry Agreement with no price caps while the .org registry operator with the funnier name (PIR) Public Interest Registry issued the statement below. Name is funny because the only thing that the registry is interested in is their own pockets and not the “Public Interest”. PIR has no specific plans for […]

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