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#ICANN to readjust budget : Massive sale of Home.Loans by Donuts was announced

ICANN’s recent budgetary cuts for 2018 might have to be readjusted, all thanks to the massive sale of the domain Home.Loans by Donuts, Inc. The new gTLD registry announced that it brokered the sale of Home.Loans for $500,000 dollars, or about 44.75 BTC at going rates. Citing new metrics arriving from the new gTLD market, […]

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.web closer to reality as antitrust probe ends

Verisign has been given the all-clear by the US government to go ahead and run the new gTLD .web, despite competition concerns. The Department of Justice told the company yesterday that the antitrust investigation it launched almost exactly a year ago is now “closed”. Verisign’s secret proxy in the 2016 auction, the original .web applicant […]

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Donuts loses Cole to law firm

Donuts vice president Mason Cole has quit to join a law firm. Cole said on social media yesterday that he has joined Seattle-based Perkins Coie as an “Internet Governance Advisor”. He said he will continue to participate in ICANN in his new capacity, where Perkins Coie is involved in intellectual property matters. Cole has been […]

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Donuts (finally) wins .Charity dispute, clearing path to .charity domain names

Panel denies community objection against Donuts’ .charity top level domain name application. New top level domain name company Donuts is officially back in the running for the right to run the .charity top level domain name, clearing the way to finalize an operator for the string. If you have an excellent memory, you might recall […]

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Kickstarter launches Patreon rival on .RIP domain hack

They’re deadly serious. Crowdfunding service Kickstarter has relaunched its Drip subscriptions service on a .rip domain. It’s a domain hack using a single-character domain: d.rip. It’s actually a case of a migration away from a .com domain, which is not something you see every day from a major online brand. Drip was acquired by Kickstarter […]

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59,000% revenue growth at Donuts leads to Deloitte award

Deloitte has placed new gTLD registry Donuts at the top of its 2017 Technology Fast 500, a league table of the fastest-growing North American technology firms. Donuts won by growing its revenue by 59,093% over three years. Given that Donuts didn’t have its first revenue-generating gTLD delegated until the final quarter of 2013, the three-year […]

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This is who won the .inc, .llc and .llp gTLD auctions

The winners of the auctions to run the gTLD registries for company identifiers .inc, .llc and .llp have emerged due to ICANN application withdrawals. All three contested gTLDs had been held up for years by appeals to ICANN by Dot Registry — an applicant with the support of US states attorneys general — but went […]

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Donuts’ numbers show promise for new TLD business model

Company reports solid growth and metrics. Keep an eye on it as discounted domains come up for renewal. These donuts keep stacking up. Donuts has summarized data about its progress in 2017 and there are some interesting tidbits: Year-over-year growth in new registration volume (excluding new TLD launches) has increased by 34% One million new […]

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New gTLDs still a crappy choice for email — study

New gTLDs may not be the best choice of domain for a primary email address, judging by new research. Over 20% of the most-popular web sites do not fully understand email addresses containing long TLDs, and Arabic email addresses are supported by fewer than one in 10 sites, a study by the Universal Acceptance Steering […]

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First Bitcoinization of a Sovereign State is Happening Now; Lets Talk About Your "Side Hustle"

How to Stop Pirate Bay and Other Sites From Hijacking Your CPU to Mine Cryptocoins; The Blockchain Is the Internet of Money; The psychology of your future self; The interview isn’t over until you’ve written “thank you”; Men look more successful with hair, study finds; Alibaba and Tencent Set Fast Pace in Mobile-Payments Race; A […]

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