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December 17, 2018 14:16

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ICANN urged to reject .com price increases

The Internet Commerce Association has asked ICANN to refuse to allow Verisign to raise its wholesale prices for .com domain names. The domainer trade group wrote to ICANN last week to point out that just because the Trump administration has dropped the US government objection to controlled price increases, that doesn’t necessarily mean ICANN has […]

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Hebrew .com off to a slow start

The Hebrew transliteration of .com has only sold a couple hundred domains since it went into general availability. Verisign took the new gTLD קום. (Hebrew is a right-to-left script, so the dot comes after the string) to market November 5, when it had about 3,200 domains in its zone file. It now stands around the […]

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Verisign made domain aftermarket arguments in July

Last week’s blog post was not the first time Verisign called attention to domain investors. Last week Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) shocked many of its biggest customers by saying that domain investors are a problem. It turns out that this was not the first time Verisign raised arguments about the domain aftermarket. It drew attention to […]

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Wagner takes dig at Verisign as GoDaddy reports $310 million domain revenue

GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner ducked a question about how the company will react to future .com price increases during its third-quarter earnings call yesterday, but used the opportunity to take a gentle swipe at Verisign. Asked by an analyst whether the first 7% price increase, almost certainly coming in 2020, would have any effect on […]

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#Hebrew dot .COM : #Verisign rolls out support for .קום IDN #gTLD

Verisign, operators of dot .com domains, announced support for .קום which is the dot .COM equivalent in Hebrew. The .com homonym is aimed at the Hebrew speaking world, with a focus on Israel. According to the announcement: Verisign is pleased to announce that קום., the new, Verisign-operated, internationalized domain name (IDN) extension that is uniquely […]

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#Verisign post fallout : Who gave #domain investors the “domain scalpers” name first?

A Verisign executive’s blog post unleashed the collective fury of domain investing professionals, after calling the practice “domain scalping.” By making a reference to “ticket scalping,” which involves the unlawful profiteering from the sale of surplus tickets at a price much higher than their face value, the Verisign post fails miserably to justify its choice […]

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The Domain King goes nuclear with anti #Verisign post and #domain registration

Don’t ever get caught in the cross-hairs of Rick Schwartz; the Domain King unleashed an epic wall of fire against Verisign, following recent announcements containing strong anti-domainer sentiment. The Verisign blog, replicated at CircleID, indirectly referred to domain investors as “scalpers,” and alleged that $1 billion dollars could be saved by consumers, if the domain […]

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Will ICANN take a bigger slice of the .com pie, or will .domainers get URS?

Will ICANN try to get its paws on some of Verisign’s .com windfall? Or might domainers get a second slap in the face by seeing URS imposed in .com? With Verisign set to receive hundreds of millions of extra dollars due to the imminent lifting of .com price caps, it’s been suggested that ICANN may […]

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Trump gives Verisign almost $1 billion in free money

The Trump administration may have just handed Verisign close to $1 billion in free money. That’s according to the back of the envelope I’m looking at right now, following the announcement that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration is reinstating Verisign’s right to increase .com registry fees. As you may have read elsewhere already (I […]

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Verisign just called Domain Investing a “questionable practice” – I want to fly to Virginia to understand why the sudden change in positioning

I was absolutely blown away when I read the following quote on Domain Name Wire yesterday, the source was a blog post by Verisign themselves, in it they say: “Flipping domain names or warehousing them to create scarcity adds nothing to the industry and merely allows those engaged in this questionable practice to enrich themselves at the expense […]

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