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  • Google publishes their TLD registry software: Nomulus
    Google announced this morning that they are releasing their TLD registry platform, Nomulus, which is written in Java, under an Apache 2.0 license. The company uses the software to run their own registry for their TLDs. Portfolio TLD applicant Donuts…
    - 18 Oct 16, 9:42am -
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    - 26 Jan 16, 5:59pm -
  • Live Results : NamesCon 2015 Right of the Dot Auction
    DNN will be live blogging from NamesCon in Las Vegas. We do not guarantee the accuracy of these results. Check here for results as we update them live from the show.  Bidding is also available on SnapNames.com and names unsold will be in a sile…
    - 14 Jan 15, 1:21am -
  • TrafficZ Shutting down operations on Dec 31st, 2014
    According to an email sent out by TrafficZ, it will cease it operations after Dec 31st, 2014, which is a relatively short notice. We’ve reached out for confirmation to Thought Convergence and also asked them if there’s any other properties/divisi…
    - 28 Dec 14, 7:10pm -
  • Ron Jackson Finally Owns DomainNameJournal.com
    For more than a decade, Ron Jackson has been producing his domain industry publication DNJournal.  It’s been regarded as a “go-to” industry publication for his weekly sales reports and his “cover stories”, featuring prominent industry pr…
    - 23 Dec 14, 3:40pm -
  • ICANN systems compromised through phishing attack
    A number of ICANN’s staff email accounts have been compromised by a phishing attack, which lead to administrative passwords to other systems being exposed as well, as Necraft reports. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)…
    - 17 Dec 14, 4:18pm -
  • DomainFest will be part of NamesCon 2015 in Las Vegas

    DomainFest will be part of NamesCon 2015 in Las Vegas

    A change on the Namescon Agenda lead The Domains to ask if NamesCon had bought out domainFEST – well, here’s the official press Release and reply. DomainFest becomes the first day of the conference geared towards newcomers. If you read the text o…
    - 16 Dec 14, 10:43pm -
  • Europol seizes 292 domains for counterfeit goods on Cyber Monday
    The European law agency Europol has seized 292 domain names in cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and 25 law enforcement agencies from 19 countries. The sites were allegedly used to sell counterfeit merchandise, such…
    - 1 Dec 14, 4:21pm -
  • The week in Domains (Week 49/2014)
    "The week in domains" summarizes the domain name industry news on a weekly basis. Today with a daily sales recap, upcoming new gTLD launches, ranking of new gTLDs, .MLS, premium domains for .CYMRU and .WALES, 3 stolen domains, seized domains and more…
    - 30 Nov 14, 10:12pm -
  • What domains can teach about brand engagement in foreign markets

    What domains can teach about brand engagement in foreign markets

    Since the early 2000s, domain names can be registered and written in any language – for example Chinese characters are allowed in the .com namespace, 例å­�.com is a valid domain name. This wonderful innovation makes internet users less rel…
    - 14 Oct 14, 3:00pm -

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    • 3 Years of .Global

      3 Years of .Global

      The .global TLD has been live for 3 years and to celebrate the registry has prepared a nice graphic showing some interesting data about the domain extension’s usage (see below). At time of writing there are just over 34 thousand .global domains reg…
      - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 2:44pm -
    • Catalonian Independence? The New ccTLD Could be .ct

      Catalonian Independence? The New ccTLD Could be .ct

      Catalonia’s future will be decided later this year when the people will vote on whether to remain part of Spain or to become an independent state. If Catalonia becomes an independent country then it will need its own domain name extension (ccTLD).…
      - 20 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 11:19am -
    • Irish ccTLD Opens Consultation on Liberalisation

      Irish ccTLD Opens Consultation on Liberalisation

      The Irish ccTLD (.ie) currently has some rather archaic and subjective policies that are hard to understand for many. Under a new policy proposal which is currently open for public consultation this could all change quite dramatically. What is being…
      - 23 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 10:44am -
    • GoDaddy CEO to Retire in December

      GoDaddy CEO to Retire in December

      GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving is to retire at the end of the year. Irving, who is 58, will continue to be a member of the GoDaddy board until June 2018. Yep, after 35 years of late nights and long travel in #tech it’s time to focus on the @GoDaddy…
      - 28 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 10:04am -
    • Daily Stormer Back Online Using a .Ru Domain

      Daily Stormer Back Online Using a .Ru Domain

      Daily Stormer, the right-wing hate site, has been bouncing around the internet over the last few days. After being booted by GoDaddy it switched to Google, who took the .com domain name offline. They then switched to using the “dark web” with a .…
      - 35 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:58pm -
    • Daily Stormer Switches to Dark Web; Tucows Pulls Whois Privacy

      Daily Stormer Switches to Dark Web; Tucows Pulls Whois Privacy

      The Daily Stormer was knocked offline for a few hours when Google pulled the domain from the DNS. However they’ve now switched to the “dark web” and are using a .onion domain. In order to access the site you would need to use a Tor browser, tho…
      - 35 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 6:30am -
    • GoDaddy CEO Speaks About DailyStormer

      GoDaddy CEO Speaks About DailyStormer

      GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving has spoken to the media about DailyStormer and GoDaddy’s position with respect to domains and sites they provide services to. While the interview focussed on the Daily Stormer, Blake Irving also spoke about GoDaddy’s appr…
      - 35 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 10:15pm -
    • DailyStormer Offline as Google Pulls Domain Registration

      DailyStormer Offline as Google Pulls Domain Registration

      DailyStormer is currently offline. If you attempt to visit the main domain name or any of its associated sections, which resided under various subdomains, you’ll either get a “host not found” error or be greeted by something like this: The doma…
      - 36 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:11am -
    • DailyStormer Switches to Google; Google “Cancelsâ€� Registration

      DailyStormer Switches to Google; Google “Cancels� Registration

      At time of writing the extreme right-wing website Daily Stormer is still online. The website operator is now claiming to have “retaken control” of the site. However, as has been reported in the mainstream media as well as on most domain industry…
      - 36 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 8:29pm -
    • DailyStormer Booted by GoDaddy and Claims to Have Been Hacked by Anonymous

      DailyStormer Booted by GoDaddy and Claims to Have Been Hacked by Anonymous

      Extreme right-wing hate site Daily Stormer is being booted by registrar GoDaddy. GoDaddy responded to various tweets over the weekend stating that they had given the website operators 24 hours to find a new domain name registrar: We informed The Dail…
      - 37 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 2:03pm -

    cctld Investor

    • Nitro Nation – cheats to get unlimited gems
      - 31 days ago, 20 Aug 17, 5:13pm -
    • Guns of Boom – HACKED
      - 31 days ago, 20 Aug 17, 5:12pm -
    • Establishing a New Domain – Gift Cards

      Establishing a New Domain – Gift Cards

      A domain name is a very critical part in setting up your name online, be it for a company, business, organization, or personal. It is more than just the words that need to be input in the search bar of a web browser. It’s the name of your bran…
      - 3 Apr 17, 12:37pm -
    • How to register domains in over 1000 extensions
      As a ccTLD Investor one of the biggest problems we all encounter is finding where to register all the great ccTLDs that are out there. I don’t know about you but I always find myself running-into a wall when it comes to registering some of the…
      - 26 Mar 17, 4:54am -
    • Common ccTLD link building mistakes
      Search Engine Watch wrote an interesting piece earlier this month about the Top Five International Link-Building Blunders. This is particularly relevant to ccTLD investors who are trying to develop and monetize their names. One of the biggest mistake…
      - 26 Mar 17, 4:52am -
    • How will the new gTLDs impact sales of ccTLDs?
      I’ve talked about this before on ccTLD Investors but I think it is an absolutely critical point to make when it comes to investing in ccTLDs – go with what you know. I can tell you this through my own failures, which I’m never af…
      - 26 Mar 17, 4:49am -
    • New Editor at cctldinvestors
      We realized that we overlooked something here on cctldinvestors, and Morgan asked me to make a post about it. Since November I have been doing the writing and day to day management for cctldinvestors. Morgan is still the owner and checks in from time…
      - 26 Mar 17, 4:44am -

    Domaining.com

    • BreakingUniregistry Marketplace continues to solidify itself as a top domain marketplace with close to $3...

      Uniregistry Marketplace continues to solidify itself as a top domain marketplace with close to $3...

       MorganLinton.com: Well the numbers are in and they are damn impressive. Uniregistry, which quickly gained notoriety as the startup-friendly registrar, then opened a marketplace that is quickly becoming the go-to resource for startups acquiring dom…
      - 10 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:54pm -
    • BreakingThis seasons domain investing trends

      This seasons domain investing trends

       RegisterADot.com: Today: The best reasons to give potential buyers who already have a domain and website / This is the best time to sell LLLL.com before the value drops / Stolen Domains Being Sold – FDE.COM, OLP.COM / And more. Here are th…
      - 12 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 7:52pm -
    • Full List of $17.2 Million in Sales at Uniregistry Released!

      Full List of $17.2 Million in Sales at Uniregistry Released!

       NameBio.com: Earlier today DomainInvesting.com published a press release from Uniregistry outlining their $29 million in sales year to date. Jeff Gabriel, the VP of sales at Uniregistry was kind enough to share the list of sales with me like he di…
      - 15 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:23pm -
    • Memo From Merge! With Big Show in Orlando 24 Days Away Last Call for Low Cost Rooms

      Memo From Merge! With Big Show in Orlando 24 Days Away Last Call for Low Cost Rooms

       DNJournal: Merge! - the new multi-pronged mega show from Jothan Frakes and Ray Dillman Neu is almost here - but discounted rooms will be gone after Friday.
      - 16 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 3:24pm -
    • NameJet drops pricing to $39 for some domain backorders

      NameJet drops pricing to $39 for some domain backorders

       DomainGang.com: NameJet announced that it’s dropping the price of some domain backorders to $39 dollars. Normally, the price is $69 dollars, so that’s a considerable discount. According to the latest news from NameJet: “While most of the dom…
      - 17 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:43pm -
    • Sedo weekly sales led by WomenInc.com

      Sedo weekly sales led by WomenInc.com

       The Domains: Sedo released their weekly sales and WomenInc.com was the top sale at $25,000. ShoppingCarts.com sold for $12,000. WPHQ.com sold for $8,000 I read it immediately as WordPress Headquarters. Currently it’s just a wordpress blog with t…
      - 18 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:47pm -
    • Sedo.com Releases Weekly Domain Name Sales List 09/11/2017 – 09/17/2017

      Sedo.com Releases Weekly Domain Name Sales List 09/11/2017 – 09/17/2017

       StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – Just released is Sedo’s weekly sales list, a weekly list of public transactions above $2,000. This weeks highlights included the top .com sold as WomenInc.com at $25,000.00 USD, the top ccTLD a…
      - 18 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:35pm -
    • Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/19/2017!

      Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/19/2017!

       TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/19/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … C…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:47am -
    • Njalla : A privacy-aware domain registration service wants to save Catalonia

      Njalla : A privacy-aware domain registration service wants to save Catalonia

       DomainGang.com: Njalla is a domain registrar based in Nevis – an island in the Caribbean – and they aspire to be a different type of domain name registration service. According to their web site at Njal.la, the registrar protects its customers…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:43am -
    • Amazon calls for end to '.amazon' gTLD stand-off; demands prompt action to end dispute with gover...

      Amazon calls for end to '.amazon' gTLD stand-off; demands prompt action to end dispute with gover...

       Internet News: Amazon calls for end to '.amazon' gTLD stand-off; demands prompt action to end dispute with governments Lexology (registration) Amazon has called on ICANN to “immediately approveâ€� its application for the '.amazon' gTLD,…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:27am -
    • Non-com sightings : Scoot runs great on a .CO domain

      Non-com sightings : Scoot runs great on a .CO domain

       DomainGang.com: Keeping track of non-com domains “in the wild” is entertaining and fun at the same time; many such web sites are submitted by DomainGang visitors and readers. This time around, we’re sharing a .CO domain, Scoot.CO, that is a…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:10am -
    • Median sales price at Uniregistry stays steady as sales grow

      Median sales price at Uniregistry stays steady as sales grow

       Domain Name Wire: Median price has dropped slightly so far this year. Uniregistry issued a release this morning with sales data from the first eight months of 2017. The total number of sales increased 24% to 3,617. The total value was $29 million…
      - 22 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:34am -
    • Here Are Some of the Names I Purchased in the Last 12 Months

      Here Are Some of the Names I Purchased in the Last 12 Months

       DSAD.com: I have been domain investing for 10 years now.  For the last 8 years I been active and paying attention.  But I’ve really only figured out what I’m doing in the last 5.   I admit I was inspired to look at my purchases ove…
      - 22 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:23am -
    • Twitter rival Gab faces domain loss over extremist content | Ars ... - Ars Technica

      Twitter rival Gab faces domain loss over extremist content | Ars ... - Ars Technica

       Internet News: Ars Technica Twitter rival Gab faces domain loss over extremist content | Ars ... Ars Technica After anti-Semitic post, registrar gives Gab five days to find a new provider. and more »
      - 22 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:10am -
    • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

      AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

       DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 18, 2017. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (…
      - 23 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:01am -
    • Top Public Uniregistry Market Domain Sales YTD

      Top Public Uniregistry Market Domain Sales YTD

       DomainInvesting.com: Earlier this morning, I published a press release from Uniregistry with details about its year to date sales results. The company reported that it sold 3,617 domain names totaling more than $29,000,000. I asked Uniregistry VP…
      - 23 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 8:54am -
    • Lack of disclosure leads to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

      Lack of disclosure leads to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

       Domain Name Wire: Mexican resort operator failed to disclose business relationship with domain owner. The operators of two Mexican resorts–Golden Parnassus Paradise of the Gods and Great Parnassus Paradise of the Gods–have been found to have e…
      - 23 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 8:07am -
    • My thoughts on employee turnover at Uniregistry

      My thoughts on employee turnover at Uniregistry

       Domain Name Wire: Here are some probable reasons you’re seeing visible turnover at Uniregistry. On Friday, Konstantinos Zournas at OnlineDomain wrote about something people have been mumbling about on message boards for a couple months now: turn…
      - 24 hours ago, 19 Sep 17, 7:46am -
    • And the profit from selling 29 Million worth of domains in 2017 for Uniregistry has been???

      And the profit from selling 29 Million worth of domains in 2017 for Uniregistry has been???

       OnlineDomain.com: Uniregistry Market announced today that it has sold 3617 domains totaling more than 29,000,000 USD in the first 8 months of 2017. In 2017 the average prices dropped marginally for the first time ever to $8,017 USD per domain down…
      - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 6:57am -
    • Thoughts About Uniregistry Market Sales Report

      Thoughts About Uniregistry Market Sales Report

       DomainInvesting.com: Earlier this morning, Uniregistry published a press release (published below) with its aftermarket domain name sales report from Uniregistry Market for the first 8 months of 2017. While the report doesn’t offer specifi…
      - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 6:22am -

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