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September 25, 2018 17:38

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XYZ to double its domain registration numbers with ingenious “hack”

The XYZ Registry is about to double its domain registration numbers, becoming the first new gTLD Registry with more than 11 million domains. Using an ingenious “hack” that involves Bit Register Overlay Shift (BROS) technology, all .XYZ domains will co-exist in both lower and upper case. “We’re about to bring innovation and revolutionize the domain […]

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Verisign : Happy New Year with an 8.8% price increase for domains

Verisign, managers of the .com and .net domains, are starting the new year with an 8.8% increase in prices. On February 1st, dot .net domains will jump industry-wide by that much; the price increase is part of the contract negotiated with ICANN. As a result, expect most domain registrars to match the cost of registering […]

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For The 1st Time Registry Reserved .POKER Domains In Auction

According to a press release we just received, Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, and RightOfTheDot (“ROTD”), a leader in Internet domain name auctions, sales and consulting, have partnered to offer Super Premium .Poker (“dotPoker”) Internet addresses during the NamesCon 2016 auction in Las Vegas on January 11. Internet Domains to be auctioned include: Internet […]

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CentralNic Buys Registrar Instra.com & Stock is Down Almost 20%

CentralNic (LON:CNIC) is buying privately-owned domain name registrar, Instra Group, funded in part from a £10mln placing of stock with investors at 40p a share, for almost £16mln (A$33mln). According to the press release “the purchase will extend CentralNic’s capabilities and “significantly increase” its retail offering.” According to the press release Instra in the year […]

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Judge In 1st Verisign vs. XYZ Case Publishes 15 Page Opinion

The federal judge CLAUDE M. HILTON who granted a summary judgement in favor of .XYZ and Daniel Negari last month throwing Verisign’s case for false advertising out, today handed down a 15 page Memorandum Opinion supporting the summary judgement decision and of course its very interesting. Here are the highlights: THIS MATTER comes before the […]

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XYZ & Negari Beats Verisign In Federal Court, Again: CentralNic Too

.XYZ has just won another court battle against Verisign (VRSN). Back three weeks ago a Federal Court dismissed a case brought by Verisign against XYZ.com,  the registry for .XYZ and Daniel Negari personally alleging  false advertising by granting XYZ and Negari a short summary judgement opinion. Now in a second case in Verisign sued XYZ.COM, […]

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.XYZ is Back Over 1 Million Domain Registrations & None Of Them Are Free

The new domain extension .XYZ has crossed the 1 Million domain name registration mark again. However now all of the “free” Network Solutions (NetSol) domain names that were stuffed into customers accounts on a non-automatic renewal basis have run their course. So all remaining Netsol registrations for an .XYZ domain exist because the owner paid […]

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Amazon Registry Appears To Be Off To A Rough Start

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about Amazon launching Amazonregistry.com as a domain name registrar for at least the new gTLD’s At the time the site resolved but was not taking any registrations. But since at least yesterday the site is returning an error page something you usually don’t see on a website of […]

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