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November 22, 2017 01:35

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Verisign launches NameStudio to help people find domain names

Today Verisign introduced NameStudio, a new domain name brainstorming service. Through NameStudio, users type in keywords for domain names related to their idea or business. The service dynamically generates relevant domain name options that can complement their keywords of interest and provides additional domain name suggestions. The service is optimized for both mobile and desktop […]

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Undeveloped adopts blockchain and will release tokens, commission decreases to 9%

Undeveloped announced today that they are adopting blockchain technology and will soon release Undeveloped tokens. “We’re convinced that the future of the domain industry lies in the blockchain and Undeveloped is taking a major step to guide this transition.” 50% of the Web tokens can only be harvested by user activity such as parking your […]

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DigitalTown acquires JustLegal.com, hires Frank Robles, Braden Pollock joins as an investor/advisor

DigitalTown, Inc. and Congo, Ltd., have entered into an agreement for DigitalTown to acquire technology, expertise, and other assets of Congo. Congo’s flagship product is JustLegal.com, an online service for legal service provider discovery. “The combined capability powers a global platform for connecting people with service providers online, such as lawyers, accountants, and doctors, through […]

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Less than 1,500 .Boston domains were registered on general availability

Less than 1,500 .Boston domain names were registered on general availability day 1, October 10 2017. According to Namestat there are now 1,619 registered .Boston domain names. The total includes 1,429 registrations from general availability and 190 domain registrations prior to that, including registry domains, sunrise/trademark registrations and a few pioneer/community registrations. The number quoted […]

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.Build registry (Plan Bee LLC) has been suspended in California (can’t conduct business)

Plan Bee LLC, the company operating the .build top-level domain, has been suspended in California. The Beverly Hills based company has been suspended by the California Secretary of State AND the Franchise Tax Board. The double suspension was caused by the company’s failure to file the required Statement of Information at the California Secretary of State […]

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Bitcoins, Domains, Terrorism & Hurricanes.

If you ever want an example of how the news dictates our thinking, Hurricane Irma and Harvey are your touch stones. Think of the biggest weather disaster in the last 14 days and most would think of the two hurricanes hitting the US but both pale into insignificance to the recent Moonson floods in South […]

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CentralNIC acquires Slovakia’s Top-Level Domain .SK for about €26 million but Slovaks are not happy

CentralNIC has agreed to acquire SK-NIC, A.S., manager of Slovakia’s Top-Level Domain (ccTLD), .sk but Slovaks are not too happy with this. The Board of CentralNic announced that it has agreed to acquire the business and assets of SK-NIC, the manager of the country code top-level domain for Slovakia, .sk. CentralNic believes that this will represent […]

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Taylor Swift fails to register Reputation tour domains and fans get pranked

Taylor Swift’s new album called Reputation is coming out on November 10. But is Taylor Swift going to have a Reputation (or Reputaytion) tour? Fans are wondering but a few domain name registration by her team TAS Rights Management (TAS = Taylor Alison Swift) point to a new world tour. Taylor Swift’s official website at […]

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Is Taylor Swift launching her new album website on Timeless.com?

Taylor Swift is probably preparing the launch of her new album on a new website that will be on Timeless.com. “Timeless” will probably be the name of the new Taylor Swift album and the name of the first single that might be coming out very soon, even today. (Some people think that the new album […]

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New report says domain name registrants should avoid New gTLDs (specifically Donuts & Radix extensions)

EFF and Public Knowledge released a whitepaper titled Which Internet registries offer the best protection for domain owners? Top-level domains are the letters after the dot, like .com, .uk, .biz, or .mobi. In the Internet’s early days, those wishing to register their own domain name had only a few choices of top-level domain to choose […]

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