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November 22, 2017 01:44

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Zimbabwean Mnangagwa : Dot .com domain of “no use,” says seller

Emmerson Mnangagwa is the up and coming next president of Zimbabwe, after Robert Mugabe’s arrest following a coup d’etat. Mnangagwa apparently has been chasing the presidential spot for some time, and the right time arrived; the 93 year old Mugabe is far too old and weak politically. Someone went ahead and registered the domain Mnangagwa.com […]

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Shut for fraud : List of domains at Tucows that got on the black list

Engaging in unlawful activities, such as spamming, phishing and other crime, can get your domains banned and blocked. Despite what some people seem to think, one cannot register a domain name and break the law with it. Per ICANN regulations, Domain registrars are obligated to handle such unlawful activity reports, and respond by freezing the […]

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Ask Me Nothing : DomainSherpa show to roll out new, exciting format

DomainSherpa moved recently from the busy hands of Mike Cyger, to the equally busy mind of Drew Rosener. The cryptocurrency boffin is eager to get the show off the ground, and hinted of new updates that might be coming. “We’re rolling out a new, exciting format for our live guests, called ‘Ask Me Nothing’,” said […]

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Poll: How much did Rick Schwartz sell that NNN .com domain portfolio for?

Rick Schwartz‘s recent sale of a domain portfolio consisting of 10 NNN .com names, upped the ante for how numeric domains are valued. The Domain King acquired those ten domains for $700 dollars. How much did he sell them for? Initially, Rick’s tweet stated “millions” and that spans $2 million to infinity, and beyond. 🙂 […]

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Battle of the new gTLDs: .XYZ back on top, as .TOP hits bottom

The fight for the gTLD roster continues, and dot .XYZ is back at the top spot, after losing it temporarily to China-heavy .TOP. Dot .XYZ went through its “cleansing” period, having lost the majority of its penny promo campaign a year later. During that time, it fell to spot #2 and .TOP rose to the […]

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From Monkey.com to M0nk3y.com after defaulting on Escrow payments

The highly publicized sale of the domain, Monkey.com, was a lease-to-own transaction, that ended with the defaulting of the buyer on payments. Monkey.com, a domain registered in 1994 by its current owner, MonkeyMedia, is back in the possession of its original registrant; a company called Monkey Capital failed to make monthly installments via Escrow.com, being […]

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R.I.P. WHD : Hello, CloudFest!

WHD is dead, but CloudFest takes over. World Hosting Days, the parent company of NamesCon, announced its domain re-rebranding today, citing an industry evolution: “The cloud is not only about bandwidth, storage, or connectivity anymore but includes platforms delivering a full spectrum of services at the foundation of all communication and data transfer around the […]

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HeidiPowell.com : Original registrant getting billed by GoDaddy

Heidi Powell, the original registrant of the domain HeidiPowell.com, is livid; the loss of her domain, HeidiPowell.com, in a much publicized legal battle, wasn’t the end. After the domain was transferred away from her possession at GoDaddy, the registrar kept the charges going. As ludicrous as it seems, GoDaddy’s billing system continued to charge for […]

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Firefox Quantum: Faster than anything we’ve seen before!

Firefox 57 aka “Quantum” has been released. This is not a simple update, but an entirely new engine. And boy, it’s fast. Really fast. It’s over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with a clean, modern interface. Firefox Quantum is designed to browse the internet  […]

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Which NNN .com domains did Rick Schwartz just sell for millions?

Another big sale was revealed by Rick Schwartz today; the portfolio of 10 NNN .com domains was brokered for several million dollars. Which numeric domains did Rick Schwartz just sell for millions? After some digging we came up with the list of the 10 NNN .com domains just sold by the Domain King; Rick said […]

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