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      • ICANN Cancels Cancún Meeting Switches to Online Event

        ICANN Cancels Cancún Meeting Switches to Online Event

        ICANN’s Board of Directors met yesterday evening and decided to cancel the upcoming meeting in Cancún, Mexico. The meeting will be held instead online, though this has never been done before. “This is a decision that the ICANN Board has…
        - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 20, 8:06am -
      • Nordic Domain Days Announces 2020 Dates

        Nordic Domain Days Announces 2020 Dates

        Nordic Domain Days have announced the dates for the 2020 event. This year the even will be standalone and no longer linked to the big Swedish conference Internetdagarna. Whether this is a positive move or not is unclear. The event will be held in Sto…
        - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 20, 12:46pm -
      • IEDR Withdrawing From Direct Registration Market

        IEDR Withdrawing From Direct Registration Market

        The IEDR, who run the .ie country code top level domain name, are withdrawing from the “direct” market. From 31st March of this year onwards they will no longer offer people or organisations the ability to register domain names directly with them…
        - 11 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 3:15pm -
      • Eco and ICANN to Hold DNS Security Workshop

        Eco and ICANN to Hold DNS Security Workshop

        Eco and ICANN will be co-hosting a one day event in Cologne a the eco offices on April 3rd. The event’s focus is DNS Security and will feature speakers from both ICANN and eco. Topics being covered will include: DNS Security from an ICANN perspecti…
        - 15 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 4:17pm -
      • ICANN Ban Staff Travel to China

        ICANN Ban Staff Travel to China

        Over the last few days the spread of the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) has been getting a lot of news coverage and WHO has issued multiple warnings. It’s not surprising, therefore, that ICANN has joined many other companies in banning travel t…
        - 21 days ago, 1 Feb 20, 5:34pm -
      • Namescon Europe Chooses Budapest

        Namescon Europe Chooses Budapest

        NamesCon Global 2020 is being held in Austin, Texas next week. The event organisers have also just announced the location for the European edition of the domain event. NamesCon Europe will be held in Budapest, Hungary from August 6th to August 8th. T…
        - 28 days ago, 25 Jan 20, 4:36pm -
      • Radix Did $3 Million in Premium Names in 2019

        Radix Did $3 Million in Premium Names in 2019

        Radix, who run the registry for domain extensions like .tech and .online, report premium domain sales of $3 million in 2019. The most recent premium domain report from Radix covers the period from 1 July 2019 to 31st December 2019 (H2 2019). Here’s…
        - 28 days ago, 25 Jan 20, 4:07pm -
      • SaveDotOrg Protest Outside ICANN HQ

        SaveDotOrg Protest Outside ICANN HQ

        This morning’s protest outside ICANN’s headquarters is in full swing. I’m currently attending a meeting in the vicinity, but not close enough to actually see the protest. Fortunately a friend is there and sent me a couple of photos. As of aroun…
        - 29 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 6:09pm -
      • Cypriot (CY) ccTLD Now Offering Direct Registrations

        Cypriot (CY) ccTLD Now Offering Direct Registrations

        The Cypriot ccTLD registry has opened up direct registrations ie. company.cy They appear to have changed the rules back in December of last year and are giving priority to registrants of existing 3rd level names eg. thing.com.cy The wording on their…
        - 33 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 3:15pm -
      • Warren and Other US Senators Weigh in on .Org Sale

        Warren and Other US Senators Weigh in on .Org Sale

        It’s almost inevitable that any “meaty” ICANN related story will involve some kind of interaction with government. More often than not it’s the US government, though as Kevin posted not always. Several US senators, including US presidential h…
        - 34 days ago, 19 Jan 20, 6:02pm -

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        • Media Options : Active on #DropCatch and #NameJet – Which #domains were added this month?

          Media Options : Active on #DropCatch and #NameJet – Which #domains were added this month?

           DomainGang.com: Media Options and its founder, Drew Rosener, are active bidders on DropCatch and NameJet, where they manage to get some great domains after beating other bidders. It’s almost the end of February, and these Media Options acquisiti…
          - 12 hours ago, 22 Feb 20, 10:54am -
        • Top Topics: Palace.com Sells for a Reported $306,000; A $30,000 Sale Thanks to LinkedIn...

          Top Topics: Palace.com Sells for a Reported $306,000; A $30,000 Sale Thanks to LinkedIn...

           NamePros.com: Broker James Booth announced his latest sale this week, Palace.com, a name that has been picked up for development by a casino, according to a tweet from James. Booth also revealed the sales price of the domain - $306,000, which wo…
          - 13 hours ago, 22 Feb 20, 10:33am -
        • Available Domains 2-22-20

          Available Domains 2-22-20

           TLDInvestors.com: Bill Eisenmann is out today with a new list of available names:   AllDayFocus AnimalNight AquaBahama AssistLift AutoSettle BashGuards BillRemind BoardPet BoostSole BrassPrep CajunTackle CasterLink ChevyLot ChromoColor ClubScream…
          - 13 hours ago, 22 Feb 20, 10:11am -
        • Uniregistry sale price revealed, updates on .ORG, a startup rebrands from .COM to .IO and more – ...

          Uniregistry sale price revealed, updates on .ORG, a startup rebrands from .COM to .IO and more – ...

           MorganLinton.com: Hello, happy Saturday and welcome to the brand new 2020 edition of my weekly domain investing news update. I’ve decided to spice things up this year and rather than just sharing links to articles about what happened this week,…
          - 13 hours ago, 22 Feb 20, 10:06am -
        • Federal Government Rolls Out Authoritative “.Govâ€� Domain Message to Top of Websites

          Federal Government Rolls Out Authoritative “.Gov� Domain Message to Top of Websites

           StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH, FL – Today, I noticed that visiting websites of the Federal Government, now include a statement helping users better identify if they are truly visiting a government operated site. The quick to see message…
          - 15 hours ago, 22 Feb 20, 7:48am -
        • AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 21, 2020

          AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 21, 2020

           DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on February 21, 2020.If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an e…
          - 16 hours ago, 22 Feb 20, 7:25am -
        • 170 Domain Discoveries for February 22nd

          170 Domain Discoveries for February 22nd

           NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy…
          - 17 hours ago, 22 Feb 20, 5:55am -
        • $353k in Sales on February 21st – 0778.com sold for $86,000 – Daily Market Report

          $353k in Sales on February 21st – 0778.com sold for $86,000 – Daily Market Report

           NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was 0778.com which sold for $86,000 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 305 sales $100+ for a total of $332,730 with an average sale price of $1,091. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 0.3% in the nu…
          - 18 hours ago, 22 Feb 20, 4:55am -
        • Palace.com Reportedly Sold for $306,000

          Palace.com Reportedly Sold for $306,000

           DomainInvesting.com: Yesterday, James Booth of DomainBooth.com announced via Twitter that Palace.com had been sold to an end user buyer: https://t.co/nyaRUbmm4Q – SOLD! Excited to see what the end user does with this one 🥳 — James…
          - 18 hours ago, 22 Feb 20, 4:53am -
        • Trav’s List of Domains at Auction for Saturday February 22nd, 2020

          Trav’s List of Domains at Auction for Saturday February 22nd,  2020

           DSAD.com: I recently came across an internet service that I found really helpful / beneficial. The website is HealthLabs.com, and they allow you to pick and choose from a wide variety of health tests that you would like to have run, you pay online…
          - 21 hours ago, 22 Feb 20, 2:15am -
        • BlackGirlMagic.com sold for $15,250

          BlackGirlMagic.com sold for $15,250

           Domaining Tips: Today: Business owner just asked “How much?”, Advice For Pricing / Share your favorite .co domain names / How much money did you start investing with? / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain…
          - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 20, 4:41pm -
        • What’s in a name – Part 2

          What’s in a name – Part 2

           TLDInvestors.com: Here is another look at some original names of companies that you use their goods and services everyday. Before they were known worldwide, some companies needed an upgrade. Dell Computer –  PC’s Limited – Micha…
          - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 20, 1:24pm -
        • Three new #domain sales: Palace.com, Knife.com, Doors.com all go to end-users

          Three new #domain sales: Palace.com, Knife.com, Doors.com all go to end-users

           DomainGang.com: Three new generic domain sales have been reported in the past 24 hours, all to end-user buyers. Such sales indicate that the amounts involved are quite substantial, which is always great for the domain industry, and the value of do…
          - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 20, 12:51pm -
        • Post the best name you have for sale for $1,000 or less

          Post the best name you have for sale for $1,000 or less

           The Domains: Our first sales post of the new year This post should be used to sell a name where you are making some money with no commission, and leave a little for the next buyer. Every once in awhile there will be a comment about do we expect gr…
          - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 20, 11:57am -
        • #Samson : Oldest live #trademark at the #USPTO comes without the matching .com #domain name

          #Samson : Oldest live #trademark at the #USPTO comes without the matching .com #domain name

           DomainGang.com: SAMSON, the oldest continuously registered trademark at the USPTO, has been live since 1884. It depicts Samson slaying a lion. The SAMSON mark was issued for use with cords, lines, and ropes. Source: Erik Pelton. The trademark appl…
          - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 20, 11:34am -
        • GoDaddy 2019 Annual Report Reveals Uniregistry Deal Value

          GoDaddy 2019 Annual Report Reveals Uniregistry Deal Value

           DomainInvesting.com: Ten days ago, GoDaddy announced it will be acquiring Uniregistry. The deal terms and value were not announced by either company, and I do not anticipate the exact details of the sale will be shared by GoDaddy, Uniregistry, or…
          - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 20, 11:34am -
        • AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 20, 2020

          AUCTION RECAP OF FEBRUARY 20, 2020

           DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on February 20, 2020.If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an e…
          - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 10:37am -
        • Accio, domain name! Harry Potter movie studio fails to get Dumbledore domain

          Accio, domain name! Harry Potter movie studio fails to get Dumbledore domain

           Domain Name Wire: “Accio Domain Name!” apparently doesn’t work. Warner Bros. Entertainment has failed to conjure up enough magic to get the domain name Dumbledore.com through a cybersquatting complaint. The studio filed a complaint with Nati…
          - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 10:32am -
        • Former ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom commenting on .Org deal

          Former ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom commenting on .Org deal

           Domain Name Wire: Beckstrom posed arguments during forum last week. On February 11, American University Washington College of Law held a program about the sale of .Org to private equity company Ethos Capital. Former ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom was in…
          - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 9:31am -
        • GoDaddy annual report out – insight into Uniregistry purchase price

          GoDaddy annual report out – insight into Uniregistry purchase price

           The Domains: You can now view the GoDaddy annual report which came out today. View the full report here. There are some hints at the Uniregistry acquisition price, another note was where GoDaddy values their portfolio Under subsequent events: Subs…
          - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 20, 9:30am -

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