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September 25, 2017 13:29

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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

Taylor Swift is probably preparing the launch of her new album on a new website that will be on “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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Chinese registrar suspends new domain registrations for .org, .asia, .cc and .tv extensions

Ename, a China based registrar, has suspended new domain name registration for .org, .asia, .cc and .tv extensions. The registrar will continue to support renewals, transfers and other functions related to these extensions. These 4 are extensions that have not yet received Chinese government approval like other extensions: .com, .net, .info, .pro, .club, .vip, .shop […]

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Game over for the .Mcdonalds and .MCD domain name extensions

The McDonald’s Corporation sent 2 letters asking The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to terminate the .mcdonalds and .mcd registries by November 2nd 2017. The company only ever registered 1 domain name in each extension. The ones that were mandatory by ICANN: and Both are redirecting to a webpage at The company also asked […]

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WordPress promises not to increase prices on .Blog domain name renewals

WordPress and its company Knock Knock WHOIS There that owns the rights to the .blog domains announced an amendment to the .blog Registry-Registrar Agreement. Changes will be effective on July 15th, 2017. WordPress said that keeping things simple allows registrars and resellers to focus on their core business. The modifications they made are: The addition […]

Read more UDRP: & Frands Jepsen are Reverse Domain Name Hijackers

The attempted theft of the domain name from its lawful owner Rick Schwartz was spectacularly rejected by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) . Frands Jepsen, owner and managing director of, tried to steal the domain name as a plan B after he didn’t like the price tag of the domain name […]

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