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January 18, 2018 01:58

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XYZ files opening brief in request for Verisign to pay $1.6 million

Domain registry says lower court erred in three ways. .XYZ’s fight with Verisign continues. XYZ.com LLC and Daniel Negari have filed their opening brief in an appeal against Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) over legal fees. If you haven’t been tracking this saga, here’s a quick overview: Verisign, the registry that operates the .com and .net top […]

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.storage to have pricey second sunrise

The .storage gTLD is to get a second sunrise period after being acquired and repurposed by XYZ.com. The registry will operate a “Trademark Landrush Period” for three weeks from November 7 as the first stage of .storage’s reboot as an open-to-all gTLD. It’s not technically a “sunrise” period under ICANN rules — that phase was […]

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Kudos to XYZ Registry : Kicks malware scammer’s butt

The XYZ Registry promptly disabled a scammer’s attempts at phishing and causing financial loss, utilizing fake malware warnings. Using a recently registered .XYZ domain, the scammer created a subdomain under it, then bought ad space at various Yahoo! networks. The subdomain would display a fake Microsoft page, freezing the web browser with a pop up […]

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.XYZ working to make domains available in China again

Domains haven’t been available at Chinese domain registrars since early May. Many Chinese domain name registrars stopped offering .xyz domain names back in May at the behest of China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). At the time, XYZ CEO Daniel Negari said “CentralNic is updating RNV providers to ensure there is stability in […]

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Feds seize .XYZ domain

The .XYZ gTLD is getting hit by massive domain drops, to the tune of 2.5 million, and now Homeland Security Investigations has added one domain to its seized list. Dubsrewatcher.xyz moved into ICE possession, and is currently displaying the standard message: “Willful copyright infringement is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders […]

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Junk drop cuts .xyz in half, .top claims volume crown

The .xyz gTLD has seen its zone file halve in size, as millions of free and cheap domains were not renewed. The former volume leader among new gTLDs started this month with a tad over 5.2 million domains in its zone. But its July 17 zone contained 2.5 million, much less than half as many, […]

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XYZ asks appeals court to force Verisign to pay legal expenses

Keeping the legal system busy. The long-running court battle initiated by Verisign against .XYZ continues as XYZ has asked an appeals court to help it recover legal expenses. A quick synopsis: Verisign sued XYZ for false advertising. A federal district court granted summary judgment to XYZ, and XYZ asked the court to award it legal […]

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.XYZ lost 1 million domains in the last two months

During the last 60 days, the .XYZ gTLD has lost 1 million domain names. That’s 15% of its total number of registrations, that went down from 6.6 million to 5.6 million domains. It still retains the #1 position in the gTLD rankings. A year ago, the .XYZ Registry rolled out an unprecedented “penny promo” that […]

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Ten digit .XYZ domains : The next big thing arrives soon!

Who would have thought that “bigger is better” when it comes to domain names? The XYZ Registry definitely thinks so, and they are releasing the full range of 10-digit domains that can be used as phone numbers, to celebrate the company’s third anniversary. “It’s about time to conquer the entire phone directory with numeric XYZ […]

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AYDACFU : Group of premium NNN .XYZ domains “clawed back” by the Registry

The XYZ Registry appears to have clawed back a batch of premium NNN .XYZ domains, registered under the new 1.111B promotion. A domain investor shared his plight at NamePros: “I registered all the below domains on 6/1/2017 after searching for 10’s of thousands of numerics to purchase. Since I purchased, I renewed for 1 year […]

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