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December 17, 2018 08:06

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ICANN will use $36 million of new TLD auction proceeds to cover shortfall

ICANN will use a combination of auction proceeds and operational savings to replenish reserve fund. ICANN’s board has decided to fill its coffers with $36 million from new TLD auction proceeds. ICANN’s organizational growth and the IANA transition has caused a budget shortfall, and ICANN plans to make it up by cutting costs and raiding […]

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ICANN surveys domain registrants about trademark claims notices

Survey is well-intentioned but is unlikely to provide good data. ICANN is requesting feedback from domain name registrants about trademark claims notices from the Trademark Clearinghouse. Domain name investors that registered new top level domain names are probably familiar with these notices. When you try to register a domain that matches a trademark in the […]

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Did someone register a new TLD domain you let drop? Don’t despair

They likely paid a lot less money than your renewal fee would have been. If you track domain names in your portfolio even after you let domains expire, you probably notice that people register the domains you let go. That can be an emotional feeling, especially if the next registrant is an end user. Would […]

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Three companies using new TLDs – DNW Podcast #190

Why these three people chose new top level domain names. How do people learn about new top level domain names? Why do they decide to register them rather than go with a .com? What are their experiences using the domains? On today’s show, we talk with three people who registered new TLDs: Kristi Kohut, an […]

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Vacation.rentals domain name sells for record $500,300

Sale of vacation.rentals eclipses home.loans sale. A vacation rental company has paid $500,300 to acquire the domain name vacation.rentals from registry Donuts in an all-cash transaction. This is the highest publicly reported sale of a second level domain under a new top level domain name to date. Vacarent, LLC is a vacation rental company that […]

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3 more dot-brand top level domains to be cut

Companies decide against operating dot-brand top level domains. Two more companies have requested to cancel their registry contracts with ICANN after abandoning plans to operate their dot-brand top level domain names. Sony Mobile Communications AB has decided to abandon .xperia. Xperia is a line of mobile phones. The company is still releasing phones under this […]

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Donuts (finally) wins .Charity dispute, clearing path to .charity domain names

Panel denies community objection against Donuts’ .charity top level domain name application. New top level domain name company Donuts is officially back in the running for the right to run the .charity top level domain name, clearing the way to finalize an operator for the string. If you have an excellent memory, you might recall […]

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Epik #domain registrations : #Boston is getting closer to #Africa

The beauty of new gTLDs: they can grow in separate verticals, registered by a common subset of registrants. For example, domain investors from Africa might also register .Boston domains, due to the city’s cultural appeal as a New England metropolis. Back in November, we pointed out how fast dot .Boston grew, thanks to the apparent […]

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Amazon.com launches .Bot domain names on Tuesday

Bot it won’t be easy to register them. Amazon.com is making .bot domain names available to the public on Tuesday starting at 6 a.m. The company has been testing different business models for its new top level domain names and this domain is no exception. Registration of the domain names will be severely restricted. The […]

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Donuts’ numbers show promise for new TLD business model

Company reports solid growth and metrics. Keep an eye on it as discounted domains come up for renewal. These donuts keep stacking up. Donuts has summarized data about its progress in 2017 and there are some interesting tidbits: Year-over-year growth in new registration volume (excluding new TLD launches) has increased by 34% One million new […]

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