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October 18, 2019 23:17

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Donuts buys back .fan, ignores plural .fans

Donuts has purchased the unlaunched new gTLD .fan from its struggling owner, just three years after selling it. The company said today that .fan will become its 241st TLD in its portfolio, having inked a deal with Asiamix Digital. Asiamix also runs the plural .fans, which Donuts has not acquired. A Donuts spokesperson said the […]

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Donuts acquires .Fan after registry fails

Donuts, one of the original applicants for .fan, acquires it from failing registry. The owner of .fan and .fans has failed, and Donuts was more than happy to pick up .fan–a domain name it originally applied for. Donuts announced today that it has “re-acquired” the .fan top level domain name. Why the “re-acquired” language? Well, […]

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Failure to launch: 10 years-old gTLDs that are still dormant

Over six years after the last new gTLD application window closed, more than one in 10 new gTLDs have yet to launch, even though some have been delegated for over four years. Once you filter out duplicates, withdrawals and terminations from the original 1,930 applications, there were a maximum of roughly 1,300 potential new gTLDs […]

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CentralNic now managing failing .fan and .fans

CentralNic appears to be acting as a caretaker for the failing new gTLDs .fan and .fans. IANA records show that a company lawyer took over as administrative contact for the pair late last week. Asiamix Digital, the original registry, is still listed as the sponsor for both, and its ICANN registry agreement does not appear […]

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I just bought a new gTLD registry’s domain for $10

Are .fan and .fans the latest new gTLDs to go out of business? It certainly looks that way. ICANN has hit the registry with a breach notice for unpaid dues and stripped it of its registrar accreditation. In addition, its web sites no longer appear functional and I’ve just bought its official IANA-listed domain name […]

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Breaking: Facebook Announces Mobile Ad Network at f8

Today at Facebook’s Developer conference, f8, the company officially launched its mobile ad network, aptly called the Facebook Audience Network, a big move and a shift in focus for Facebook. Although Facebook began testing the network since back in 2012 it hasn’t been ready for primetime until today. The Facebook Audience Network will make it easy […]

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