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February 21, 2020 05:25

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Possibly the strangest new gTLD acquisition yet

The company running .icu has taken over a similar-sounding but ugly dot-brand from a Chinese games company. ShortDot took over the ICANN registry agreement for .cyou from a Chinese games company in November, recently updated ICANN records show. The seller is Beijing Gamease Age Digital Technology Co, which makes massively multiplayer online games targeted at […]

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Q3 industry growth driven by .tk, .com and .icu

The domain name industry grew by 5.1 million names in the third quarter, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief from Verisign. September ended with 359.8 million names across the board, the DNIB (pdf) shows. Half of the growth came from Tokelau’s .tk, which is handed out for free by Freenom and is where […]

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Is .icu actively used in corporate China?

Kassey Lee examines .icu in China, where most of its registrations are. According to, the .icu extension is the best-selling new gTLD (I prefer calling it niche extension) with more than 4.2 million registrations in total and 3.7 million registrations in China. This is a significant size when compared with the 12.8 million .com […]

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First renewal scam & spam email from an .ICU #domain arrives

The phucksticks that send out fake domain renewal notices have moved to the new .ICU domain – perhaps riding on a low cost promotional campaign. Operating from the lowclassic.ICU domain and a subdomain to evade detection, the spamming jizz guzzlers used NameCheap to register their spamming launchpad. These slimeballs are using a subdomain: – […]

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I See You : New generic top level #domain #ICU ready for launch

A new generic gTLD is about to launch: dot .ICU which is an obvious acronym for “I See You.” Dot .ICU is a domain extension operated by ShortDot SA, an Internet domain registry based in Luxembourg. With offices in Luxembourg City and in Singapore, the company aims for a global reach and approach. Dot .ICU […]

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