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Namecheap and others banning coronavirus domains

Anyone wanting to buy a coronavirus-related domain for scamming purposes won’t be able to do it via Namecheap, which has preemptively banned keyword domains on its storefront. For the last several days, the registrar has rejiggered its web site to prevent customers adding domains containing certain keywords — such as “coronavirus” or “covid” or “vaccine” […]

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US officials gunning for coronavirus domains

US state and federal law enforcement are pursuing domain names being used to push bogus products and misinformation related to coronavirus Covid-19. In separate actions, the US Department of Justice forced Namecheap to take down a scam site that was allegedly using fear of coronivirus to hoodwink visitors out of their cash, while the New […]

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#GoDaddy offices in Tempe getting moved to home-based locations

GoDaddy is emptying out its Tempe, Arizona offices, and potentially many other locations, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A photo of the empty GoDaddy offices was shared by GoDaddy web developer Jon Roig: “Stopped by my office @godaddy Tempe to clear out my desk. I left @danicapatrick to keep an eye on things. Everyone is […]

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Godaddy Websites + Marketing hits the mark

I believe GoDaddy’s site builder is the right choice for most small businesses. I quickly created this event website using GoDaddy Websites + Marketing Using WordPress is difficult. I know it seems like a silly statement to anyone who has used WordPress for many years or who has technical skills. But most small business owners […]

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How domain name stocks fared in stock market rout

Not well. Stock markets were up nearly 10% on Friday, and it was a sigh of relief in a tumultuous period. Stocks have been pummelled as the world goes into hiding over fears of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Dow 30 is down 22% since its peak on February 12. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ are […]

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All #GoDaddy registered #domain names are safe from the #Coronavirus

Fresh from a data inspection of its entire domain inventory under management, GoDaddy announced its safety report against the Covid19 coronavirus. The largest domain registrar in the world scanned about 75 million domains and delivered the report today. “We are 100% in compliance with the CDC regulations regarding the handling of domain assets by our […]

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GoDaddy cancels in-person investor day over coronavirus fears

GoDaddy has followed in the footsteps of many other companies and organizations, cancelling a large in-person meeting to avoid exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic. The market-leading registrar, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, announced this week that will host its investor day, scheduled for April 2, as a webcast only, out of “concern for the […]

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.Com rankings: Google tops 3 million .com domains

Google hits a milestone. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers November 2019. Google’s domain name registrar hit the 3 million .com domain milestone. It continues to add over 100,000 domains a month with few outbound transfers, so this number will continue to […]

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Top domain name stories and podcasts

Here’s what trended in February. These were the top stories on Domain Name Wire in February, ranked by the number of views: GoDaddy acquires Uniregistry and Frank Schilling’s domain portfolio – Frank Schilling has cashed out of the domain name business, save for his registry business. He was paid less than $200 million. Two insurance […]

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#Afternic and #GoDaddy : Easy to fake the #domain ownership without even Photoshop!

Domain verification is important when adding domain names to marketplaces like Afternic and GoDaddy. The currently used process is flawed and dangerous, however, as it relies on a verification method that is manual and easy to fake. To provide proof of ownership, the seller is asked by GoDaddy to send a screenshot of the registrar […]

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