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October 21, 2018 12:17

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Donald Trump domains registered for $28 each but renew at $2,399

Two days ago 2 “Donald Trump” related .sucks domain names were registered. The news is not that people think that Donald Trump sucks or that they registered a couple of domain names or that a .sucks domain name extension exists since 2015. Donald Trump domains were very popular around the 2016 elections but these days […]

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Bob Parsons resigns from GoDaddy board of directors

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today announced that founder Bob Parsons has resigned from the GoDaddy board of directors, effective Friday, October 5th, 2018, to devote his full time efforts to the array of businesses he created under the Yam WorldWide Umbrella. Parsons founded GoDaddy in 1997 and served as the company’s CEO from 1997 through […]

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Namecheap to offer true TOTP Two-Factor Authentication and U2F

Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap, announced that the popular registrar is currently implementing true TOTP (Time-based One-Time Password) Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). Namecheap will also be implementing U2F (Universal Two-Factor Authentication). Look for TOTP to be rolled out first in the coming weeks and for U2F to follow not too far behind. It seems that customers […]

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Donuts increases the cost of the Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) service

Donuts is increasing the cost of its Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) service. DPML is brand protection service designed for trademark owners. DPML is a service that allows trademark owners to protect their marks and related terms across all of Donuts new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) at a “fraction” of what it would cost to […]

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Namesilo reaches 2 million domain names

NameSilo announced it has surpassed the 2 million domain milestone. This puts NameSilo in the top 20 of the nearly 3,000 ICANN-accredited registrars in the world. The registrar has added over 170,000 domains under management and over 950,000 or roughly 90% in the past 12 month. Namesilo now has 125,000 customers from approximately 160 countries. […]

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.HOMES will be launching as an unrestricted TLD

Dominion Registries, the registry of the new extension .HOMES, will be removing the current restrictive Nexus eligibility requirements. Anyone will be able to register or acquire available General Availability (GA) or premium names starting 14 January, 2019. Up until January 14 you must be an individual or a legal entity with a bona-fide nexus to […]

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Afilias gets a Guinness World Records title

Afilias Australia Pty Ltd announced today that it has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest migration of an internet top-level domain in a single transition following its transfer of 3,153,979 .au domain names on Sunday, July 1, 2018. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Adjudicator Hannah Ortman presented Afilias Australia Pty Ltd with their GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS […]

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Liquid Domain Market Exchange (LXME) officially launches

Earlier in May, Giuseppe Graziano announced the Early Access version of LXME, the Liquid Domain Market Exchange. Today LXME officially launched and is now live. LXME is for 3 letter .com domain names only. It is not clear what the selling fee is. The LXME website says: “Fees should not be as high as 15%. LXME […]

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German High Court once again rules against ICANN and its stupid GDPR crusade

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that a German High Court has ruled against ICANN’s plea to reconsider the Court’s own decision. ICANN has been pursuing a preliminary injunction from the German Court to require EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar (that is part of the Tucows Group) to continue to collect […]

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George Nagy replaces Rob Monster as the Digital Town CEO

George Nagy replaced Rob Monster as the Digital Town CEO. The change was made last Friday, September 14. Rob Monster stepped down as CEO, and also off of the Board of Directors of Digital Town. Rob Monster said to OnlineDomain.com: “I have stepped down as CEO of DigitalTown as of earlier today, September 14. Although […]

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