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August 24, 2019 07:06

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.Shop enters dangerous territory with SSL freebie

Free SSL is likely to make registrar partners uneasy. Last week GMO Registry, the company behind the .shop top level domain name, announced that it was providing a free SSL certificate to registrants of .shop domain names. While this might seem like a great perk for registrants, the move risks irking the registrar partners that […]

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GMO offers free SSL with .shop domains

GMO Registry is to offer .shop domain registrants a free one-year SSL certificate with every purchase. The company said yesterday that the deal, made via sister certificate company GMO GlobalSign, should be in place by the end of the month. The certs on offer appear to be the of low-end “Domain Validation” variety. Nevertheless, GlobalSign […]

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.Shop soars with 40,000 registrations in first 30 minutes

High demand for new .shop top level domain name. GMO Registry launched the .shop top level domain name yesterday and the early results are impressive. 39,801 .shop domain names were registered within the first 30 minutes and 45,427 within the first two hours. .Shop now has over 50,000 registrations including about 5,000 domains registered in […]

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Over 50,000 names sold as .shop has successful launch day

GMO Registry has recorded one of the most successful new gTLD launch days to date, selling over 45,000 .shop domain names in the first hours. The company said it sold 45,427 .shop names in the first two hours after general availability started yesterday afternoon at about 1600 UTC. The total at that point was 51,755, […]

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Got $30k? Long and expensive .Shop Early Access opens Thursday

Have a spare $30,000 lying around? You can step to the front of the line. The first chance for non-trademark holders to get their hands on .shop domain names begins this Thursday, but it’s going to cost you. GMO Registry won an auction for rights to run .shop back in January, paying a (then) record […]

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Can you make sense of $41.5 million for .Shop?

GMO Registry’s outlay for .shop is difficult to rationalize. I’m still trying to wrap my head around GMO Registry paying $41.5 million for the .shop top level domain name. .Shop is a monster TLD, but it’s hard to justify this upfront cost for any top level domain name. I’m not alone. Of the seven participants […]

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.shop gTLD sells for record $41.5 million

The nine-way fight for the .shop gTLD has raised $41.5 million at auction. It’s the most-expensive reported new gTLD sale to date. The victor was GMO Registry of Japan, which runs a few Asian geographic gTLDs and acts as service provider for over a dozen dot-brands. GMO wanted .shop so badly it actually applied twice […]

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We are Satoshi: Frank Schilling and Uniregistry are big in Japan!

Satoshi Nakamoto is a legend; the Japanese creator of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency is the man everyone wants to talk to. And yet, Satoshi is elusive, appearing only when he wishes to relay something to the global Bitcoin community. Frank Schilling recently showed off how big he is in Japan, by sharing a photo of himself, […]

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.so leaves GMO for local provider, hikes prices

The Somalian government has switched registry provider for its .so ccTLD from GMO Registry to soNIC, apparently a local provider. The IANA records for .so were updated yesterday to indicate that Mogadishu-based soNIC is now the technical contact. According to the current GMO-managed registry web site, new registrations were halted June 9 and will reopen […]

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Six more gTLD contracts signed

ICANN signed six more new gTLD Registry Agreements on Friday, bringing the week’s total to eight. Donuts added .cab, .computer and .support to its rapidly expanding portfolio of generics, while its partner United TLD (Demand Media) added .dance. GMO Registry, which had teething troubles during Initial Evaluation before switching back-end providers, signed a contract for […]

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