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Are ISOC’s claims about .org’s history bogus?

The Internet Society has started to fight back against those trying to put a stop to its $1.13 billion sale of Public Interest Registry to Ethos Capital. Among the tactics being deployed appears to be an attempt to play down the notion that .org has always been considered as a home for non-profits run by […]

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John Berryhill : BusinessFunding .com was auctioned despite being unexpired

IP attorney, John Berryhill, shared information on BusinessFunding.com, a 20 year old domain that was listed for sale in a NameJet auction. The domain wasn’t expired, and according to Berryhill, its registrant, Domain Capital, had renewed it until 2020. Data from DomainTools supports this, indicating that despite its renewed status, the domain was moved into […]

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Wix.com obtains ICANN accreditation — bad news for Web.com?

Web site building tools provider Wix.com has got itself an ICANN accreditation, potentially bad news for current partner Web.com. The Nasdaq-listed, Israel-based company popped up on the official registrar list in the last day or so with the IANA ID 3817. That means it could before long start selling gTLD domains directly from the registries […]

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Network Solutions batches out months’ old domain transfer emails

A few days ago, Network Solutions sent out a number of emails related to domain transfer requests. At first, we thought there was some sort of malicious account compromise, or that the emails were part of a phishing campaign. The emails, however, were legitimate, but they were about domain transfers that occurred months prior. In […]

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Did XYZ.com pay NetSol $3m to bloat .xyz?

Evidence of a possibly dodgy deal between XYZ.com and Network Solutions has emerged. Court documents filed last week by Verisign suggest that the .xyz registry may have purchased $3 million in advertising in exchange for $3 million of .xyz domain names. Verisign, which is suing .xyz and CEO Daniel Negari over its allegedly “false” advertising, […]

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NetSol’s free .xyz bundle renews at $57

Network Solutions is charging a total of $57.17 for renewing the .xyz domain names and associated services it gave away for free as part of .xyz’s controversial launch last year. A little over a year ago, NetSol found controversy when it pushed hundreds of thousands of .xyz domain names into its customers accounts without their […]

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