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December 11, 2017 00:07

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After price hike, now Tucows drops support for Uniregistry TLDs

Tucows is to drop OpenSRS support for nine Uniregistry gTLDs after the registry announced severe price increases. The registrar told OpenSRS resellers that it will no longer support .audio, .juegos, .diet, .hiphop, .flowers, .guitars, .hosting, .property and .blackfriday from September 8, the date the increases kick in. It’s the second major registrar, after GoDaddy, to […]

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Schilling expects GoDaddy to return after dumping Uniregistry gTLDs

Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling has expressed his “surprise” that GoDaddy has decided to stop selling his company’s gTLDs, but said he expects the registrar to return in future. GoDaddy’s decision to stop new registrations and inbound transfers for Uniregistry’s portfolio of gTLDs came after the registry revealed price increases for 16 strings that ranged from […]

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Dot .Cloud breaks through 100,000 domain registrations

One of the most successful new gTLDs is dot .Cloud, and they must be on cloud nine just about now. Cloud, is the reference to a non-centralized network of servers, delivering app services or providing storage space. On February 16th, the first anniversary of the dot .Cloud general availability, it boasted 95,000 registrations from 150 […]

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Schilling: big price increases needed to keep new gTLDs alive

Uniregistry is to massively increase the price of some of its under-performing new gTLDs in an effort to keep them afloat. Sixteen TLDs from the company’s portfolio of 27 will see price increases of up to 3,000% starting September 8, CEO Frank Schilling confirmed to DI today. “We need more revenue from these strings, especially […]

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Here’s how one guy found out how to hack 120,000 domain names

It’s not something you hear everyday. Matthew Bryant, publisher of The Hacker Blog managed to find DNS vulnerabilities at some of the biggest cloud hosting companies on the planet: Amazon Web Services, Digital Ocean, Rackspace, and Google Cloud. Not only that, but he wrote about how he or really anyone could exploit these vulnerabilities on his blog. […]

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7 Companies in 7 Countries Developing on .Hosting Domains

This week we’re looking at some companies building their businesses on the .Hosting domain extension, and the seven companies below hail from seven different countries. Alternative.hosting – Based in Canada, this company used to reside at AlternativeHosting.com. “Alternative Hosting is a new venture running our hosting services in the Cloud, but Alternative Hosting has been […]

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Amazon plotting registrar workaround?

Amazon has given an early hint at how it may manage its new gTLD registries. The company seems to be planning to make its own web site the place to go to for its new gTLD domains, relegating registrars to secondary players in the sales path. It also seems to be planning to up-sell registrants […]

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.XYZ and .HOSTING In Top 10 Reported Domain Sales From Last Week

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – change is coming to the domain industry. Call it a fad, call it a bubble, but I think the reality is new gTLDs will be taking a bigger and bigger chunk of the domain sales board. I’m fairly certain this is the first week in history that […]

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Breaking: WordPress Hosting Service WP Engine Hacked

Popular WordPress hosting service WP engine has been hacked. I am a proud WP engine customer, great company, great people, sad news but something I wanted to share for all the WP engine customers out there. I use a very cool service that I highly recommend to other bloggers called Clef that adds two-factor authentication to WordPress blogs […]

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Why do most static hosting companies fail?

Yesterday I was looking-into different static website hosting options and what I discovered was pretty surprising. Just about every static hosting company that was recommended in articles online over the last few years has gone the way of the dodo bird. Here’s a quick look at a few attempts at static hosting that were popular for […]

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