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January 18, 2018 01:55

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Big changes at DomainTools as privacy law looms

Regular users of DomainTools should expect significant changes to their service, possibly unwelcome, as the impact of incoming European Union privacy law begins to be felt. Professional users such as domain investors are most likely to be impacted by the changes. The company hopes to announce how its services will be rejiggered to comply with […]

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Almost half of ccTLDs may block some Whois data

Almost half of ccTLDs are planning to hide parts of Whois results from public view in response to incoming European Union law. That’s according to a recent informal survey of the members of CENTR, the Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries, detailed in a letter to ICANN (pdf) last week. According to the […]

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ICANN chief tells industry to lawyer up as privacy law looms

The domain name industry should not rely on ICANN to protect it from incoming EU privacy law. That’s the strong message that came out of ICANN 60 in Abu Dhabi last week, with the organization’s CEO repeatedly advising companies to seek their own legal advice on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. The organization […]

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CentralNic and .CLUB reveal premium sales

CentralNic and .CLUB Domains have both revealed sales of premium domain names over the last several days. CentralNic said yesterday that it has sold “a number” of premiums for $3.4 million. The names are believed to be from its own portfolio, rather than registry-reserved names in any of the TLDs it manages. The company did […]

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SSL comes to landing page tools, but at a price

Services that make it easy to create landing pages across multiple domains need to implement SSL. Next month is the deadline for most sites to move to https with an SSL certificate. At that point, Google’s Chrome browser will give a “not secure” warning when someone visits a page with any type of form. This […]

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Which eCommerce Platform Best Suits Your Needs?

Ready to build one of your domain names into a full-fledged website? Adding eCommerce functionality is easier than ever. You just need to decide which eCommerce platform to use. Which eCommerce platform best suits your needs?Click To Tweet Unfortunately, with so many available options, you may not know which eCommerce platform best matches your needs. […]

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Takeaways from Donuts’ new website

Matt Overman and Matt Delgado join Donuts. Donuts has updated its website after acquiring Rightside (it looks like they mostly ported Rightside’s site), and there are a couple interesting things to note. First of all, Matt Overman and Matt Delgado have made the move to Donuts. Overman is the Senior Vice President of Sales and […]

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.Com/.Net domain base increases just 0.68 million in second quarter

Base barely budges but beats Verisign’s expecations. Verisign (VRSN), the registry for .com and .net domain names, released results after the closing bell today. The base of registered domains in .com and .net barely budged, increasing 0.68 million during the quarter. But this is above Verisign’s forecast of 0.0 to 0.4 million growth. It predicted […]

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Photos from Global Domain Summit in China

Take a look at a domain name conference in China. Last week hundreds gathered in Xiamen, China for Global Domain Summit (GDS) 2017. China consultancy Allegravita was at the event and sent photos to Domain Name Wire that give a flavor for the event. I’m posting some of them in this post and more will […]

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Rightside gets its first shareholder lawsuit after acquisition announcement

Unsurprisingly, Rightside has been sued after announcing its planned sale to Donuts. The lawyers are circling. Seattle law firm Breskin Johnson & Townsend PLLC has filed a lawsuit (pdf) on behalf of Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) shareholder Susan Paskowitz challenging the deal Rightside struck to be acquired by Donuts for $213 million. The suit seeks class action […]

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