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      • ICANN to Offer Childcare Grants

        ICANN to Offer Childcare Grants

        ICANN will be offering grants of up to $750 per family for childcare. The grants will be made available to help cover the cost of childcare for those attendees who are bringing their children to the ICANN public meetings. ICANN will not be providing…
        - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 4:11am -
      • New Zealand’s ccTLD Taking on DomainTools in Court – Video

        New Zealand’s ccTLD Taking on DomainTools in Court – Video

        As I mentioned several months ago, the .nz ccTLD registry Domain Name Commission is taking legal action against several companies that have been harvesting whois data for years. They were granted a preliminary injunction and were in court in person a…
        - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 7:57pm -
      • LINX Appoint New CEO

        LINX Appoint New CEO

        LINX, the London Internet Exchange, is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world. For the past 18 years John Souter has served as the organisation’s CEO, but he will be retiring towards the end of 2019. So who will replace him? The new CEO…
        - 21 days ago, 29 May 19, 3:06pm -
      • Nominet Non-Exec Election Nominations Open

        Nominet Non-Exec Election Nominations Open

        Nominet’s non-executive directors elections are kicking off. This year the election is for one NED for a 3 year term. There are 4 elected non-executive directors serving on the Nominet Board, with only one whose term expires this cycle: Kelly Salte…
        - 23 days ago, 27 May 19, 8:33am -
      • Czech Registry CEO Joins RIPE Board

        Czech Registry CEO Joins RIPE Board

        OndÅ™ej Filip, CEO of the .cz domain registry, has been elected to the RIPE Board. The election was held over the last couple of days as part of the 78th RIPE meeting taking place in Reykjavík, Iceland this week. The RIPE board election this we…
        - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 2:39pm -
      • Irish Registrants Show Love for European Union

        Irish Registrants Show Love for European Union

        I’ve been writing about the .eu ccTLD for well over a decade. While the extension’s popularity in EU member states has ebbed and flowed over the years I don’t recall ever noting a registration spike in Ireland. However EURid’s Q1 report for 2…
        - 28 days ago, 22 May 19, 11:35am -
      • PIR Launch ORG Impact Awards

        PIR Launch ORG Impact Awards

        PIR, the registry operator for .org, has launched “The .org Impact Awards“. In common with other domain registry run awards the event focusses on sites and services that use the registry’s domain extension – in this case .org. The timeline fo…
        - 29 days ago, 21 May 19, 11:51am -
      • CENTR Publishes Q1 Report

        CENTR Publishes Q1 Report

        CENTR has published its Q1 2019 statistics report. The report covers domain statistics in both ccTLDs and gTLDs and the overall results aren’t terribly positive. While there is light at the end of the tunnel some of the headline figures make for qu…
        - 31 days ago, 19 May 19, 12:18pm -
      • Nominet Loses dotBlog Registry

        Nominet Loses dotBlog Registry

        - 34 days ago, 16 May 19, 11:46am -
      • EURid Phasing Out Cyrillic.Latin Domains This Month

        EURid Phasing Out Cyrillic.Latin Domains This Month

        EURid, the registry for .eu and .ею, will be removing Cyrillic domains that use the .eu (Latin) suffix at the end of this month. This isn’t exactly “news”, as EURid originally announced their intentions to sunset Cyrillic domains ending i…
        - 37 days ago, 13 May 19, 11:33am -

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        • BreakingauDA chair racks off after just 18 months

          auDA chair racks off after just 18 months

           DomainIncite.com: Australian ccTLD manager auDA has lost its chair, again. Chris Leptos quit abruptly, for undisclosed reasons, earlier this week. He’d been in the job since November 2017, when he replaced Stuart Benjamin, who had resigned short…
          - 7 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 6:59am -
        • BreakingICANN launches cash-for-kids scheme

          ICANN launches cash-for-kids scheme

           DomainIncite.com: ICANN will hand over cash to help community members cover their childcare commitments, the organization announced yesterday. If you show up to an ICANN public meeting with an ankle-biter under 12 years of age, ICANN will give you…
          - 8 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 6:18am -
        • Breaking146 Domain Discoveries for June 19th

          146 Domain Discoveries for June 19th

           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…
          - 8 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 6:15am -
        • BreakingQ & A with MicroStrategy, which just sold Voice.com for $30 million

          Q & A with MicroStrategy, which just sold Voice.com for $30 million

           Domain Name Wire: Company answers questions about its domain name portfolio. MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) announced yesterday that it sold the domain name Voice.com for $30 million in cash, shattering the previous record for a public all-cash doma…
          - 8 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 5:58am -
        • BreakingAfter $30 million deal, is a .voice gTLD now inevitable?

          After $30 million deal, is a .voice gTLD now inevitable?

           DomainIncite.com: Do big second-level domain sales translate into new gTLD success, and does the record-breaking $30 million sale of voice.com this week make a .voice gTLD inevitable? The answers, I believe, are no and maybe. Before the 2012 new g…
          - 8 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 5:45am -
        • BreakingCasinos.org domain name sells for $400,000

          Casinos.org domain name sells for $400,000

           OnlineDomain.com: Sedo announced today that the domain name Casinos.org was sold for $400,000. The buyer is not yet known as the domain name is now in Sedo’s possession while it is transferred to the new owner. This also means that the domain na…
          - 8 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 5:36am -
        • Breaking$292k in Sales on June 18th – ShopeeMall.com sold for $61,000 – Daily Market Report

          $292k in Sales on June 18th – ShopeeMall.com sold for $61,000 – Daily Market Report

           NameBio.com: GoDaddy had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by ShopeeMall.com which sold for $61,000. NameBio recorded 329 sales $100+ for a total of $263,850 with an average sale price of $802. Compared to the previous day there was a decreas…
          - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 5:15am -
        • BreakingCasinos.org Sold for $400,000 via Sedo

          Casinos.org Sold for $400,000 via Sedo

           DomainInvesting.com: According to a tweet this morning from Sedo broker Dave Evanson, Casinos.org was sold for $400,000. I think it is safe to assume the deal was brokered by Dave: Just sold Casinos .org for $400,000!! Congrats to buyer and seller…
          - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 5:12am -
        • BreakingWatch John Oliver take down voice.com’s buyer

          Watch John Oliver take down voice.com’s buyer

           DomainIncite.com: The blockchain developer that just spaffed $30 million on the domain name voice.com was the subject of a takedown on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver a year ago. Oliver spent four minutes of a 25-minute rant about cryptocurrenc…
          - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 4:53am -
        • BreakingRecord-breaking $30 million domain sale was financed by cryptocurrency

          Record-breaking $30 million domain sale was financed by cryptocurrency

           DomainIncite.com: Records were broken yesterday when voice.com became the most-expensive domain name ever sold. Handed over for a cool $30 million cash, it more than doubled the previous record for a domain-only transaction, 2010’s $13 million s…
          - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 4:32am -
        • BreakingDomain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday June 19th, 2019

          Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday June 19th,  2019

           DSAD.com: There’s a key point that only Joshua Schoen mentioned about the sale of Voice.com.   Yes the price was $30 million but the company that bought it, MicroStrategy , had a serious amount of play money created from the crypto currency…
          - 11 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 3:16am -
        • TextingAndDrivingSafety.com sold for $7,300

          TextingAndDrivingSafety.com sold for $7,300

           Domaining Tips: Today: Why the extension makes a difference / Buying .com’s over 100K estibot value, LLL, CVCV – Total Budget: Up to $150,000.00 / Are Domainers Ideators? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domai…
          - 18 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 8:02pm -
        • The NameCon Europe 2019 CliffNotes – Day 1

          The NameCon Europe 2019 CliffNotes – Day 1

           MorganLinton.com: Do you remember CliffNotes? They were handy little books you could read that would summarize a much longer book. I think most people used them in High School when they didn’t read a book that was assigned to them and needed to…
          - 19 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 6:30pm -
        • $30 Million Sale of Voice.com Sets New Record for Highest Cash Price Paid for a Domain Name

          $30 Million Sale of Voice.com Sets New Record for Highest Cash Price Paid for a Domain Name

           DNJournal: A public company has sold its Voice.com domain name for $30 million in the biggest cash sale we have seen since we began tracking the aftermarket in 2003.
          - 23 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 3:14pm -
        • #Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 6/10/2019 – 6/16/2019 topped by FGRE.com at $35000

          #Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold between 6/10/2019 – 6/16/2019 topped by FGRE.com at $35000

           DomainGang.com: Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the days spanning June 10th, 2019 – June 16th, 2019. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note,…
          - 23 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:59pm -
        • The $61,000 bidding war for ShopeeMall.com

          The $61,000 bidding war for ShopeeMall.com

           TLDInvestors.com: You don’t see this everyday, an expired auction where only two bidders participate and go back and forth for over 400 bids and a $61,000 closing price. That’s what just finished on GoDaddy auctions for ShopeeMall.com. A name…
          - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:58pm -
        • Web Address Sells for $30 Million in Cash; Represents ‘Extraordinary’ Investment

          Web Address Sells for $30 Million in Cash; Represents ‘Extraordinary’ Investment

           StrategicRevenue.com: PALM BEACH – A company which many ordinary people (non-industry) have probably never heard of called “MicroStrategy Incorporatedâ€� has announced it has sold an Internet web address, Voice.com for $30,000,00…
          - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:28pm -
        • Retweet.com closes at $4,150 – And that time Name.com rapped about it

          Retweet.com closes at $4,150 – And that time Name.com rapped about it

           TLDInvestors.com: Twitter launched July 15, 2006, the domain name Retweet.com was registered in May of 2007. The domain closed today at auction on GoDaddy at $4,150. Bidding history: Bid Date Bid Expires Bidder Bid Amount 2019/06/18 09:37 AM (PDT)…
          - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:15pm -
        • Sedo weekly sales led by FGRE.com

          Sedo weekly sales led by FGRE.com

           The Domains: Sedo reported their weekly sales and FGRE.com led the way at $35,000. iFold.com (great poker name) sold for $22,500. Bitnet.org sold for $18,500. 42 .com sales 14 cctld sales 8 other tld sales Domain name Date Price Currency .COMs fgr…
          - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 11:58am -
        • New features? I just want domain platforms to work.

          New features? I just want domain platforms to work.

           Domain Name Wire: Some domain platforms have major flaws that should be fixed quickly. I’ve read a few posts from domainers recently who want domain service providers to add new features. I want new features, too, but at a minimum, I just want t…
          - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 11:22am -

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