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MMX settles .London deal, plans share buyback

Company can finally put .London fiasco behind it. MMX, aka Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), announced preliminary results for the first half of 2019 today. It also made two big announcements. Cash inflows in the half were $8.6 million compared to $6.3 million in the same period last year. The company received $1.6 […]

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PIR (.org) releases annual report, shows impact from new Afilias deal

Margins are up thanks to renegotiated contract with Afilias. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the organization that operates the .org top level domain, released its 2018 annual report today. The report includes data for 2018 and gives the first indications into its new contract with Afilias to run the technical backed of the registry. PIR put […]

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Verisign stock tops $200 per share

It’s not quite the dot.com boom, but Verisign’s share price has hit a key number. Verisign’s (NASDAQ: VRSN) stock price has eclipsed $200 per share for the first time since the dot com boom. Shares briefly traded for above $250 in March 2000 before the bubble burst. The company’s market cap is about $24 billion. […]

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Verisign posts earnings, nearly 70% operating margin

Results continue to tick upward as company pushes for price increases. It’s good to be the king. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported first quarter earnings yesterday afternoon. It generated $306 million revenue for the quarter and a 69.4% non-GAAP operating margin. The business created $187 million in operating cash flow. People registered 9.8 million […]

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Wow: Over 64,000 .Dev domain names registered

The .Dev top level domain is off to a strong start. Google launched the .dev top level domain name yesterday and the domain already has over 64,000 registrations. The zone file for .dev on ICANN’s reporting system currently shows about 15,000, so it’s missing many of the domains. Still, based on my review of the […]

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Revamped team to give Topcoin a go

With a full-time staff, Topcoin is ready for new life. A new team is taking a stab at Topcoin, the cryptocurrency-based customer loyalty program for digital goods. While some of these people have been involved for a while, the company officially announced that Josh Metnick, Michael Blend, Ammar Kubba and John Detjen are part of […]

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Industry pros launch UDRP.tools, adding insight into cybersquatting cases

New search tool offers rich analysis include citations and panelist statistics. A panelist snapshot on UDRP.tools. A trio of domain name experts has launched UDRP.tools, a new search and analysis tool for cybersquatting cases heard under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). There are some other good UDRP search tools out there, but […]

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.ME introducing internationalized domain names

IDNs will enable .ME domains to be personal for people around the world. The .ME registry is launching internationalized domain names (IDNs) on November 12. While many registries offer IDNs, I think .ME offering them at this point is newsworthy given the registry’s size and because of how many people use .me domains. .Me is […]

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PIR (.org) makes changes to its sales practices

No more volume discounts, focus on quality over quantity. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit registry that runs the .org top level domain name, is making changes to how it markets its domains. Jay Daley, Interim President and CEO of PIR, said in a blog post that the organization is nixing volume discounts. These discounts […]

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Spamhaus chimes in on spam-after-GDPR claims

Group says there could be many reasons spam hasn’t increased after GDPR. Yes, spam is down since the date GDPR caused Whois records to go dark. But anti-spam group Spamhaus says there are many possible reasons for this, and not having Whois information is hampering its efforts. The back story is this: anti-spam and internet […]

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