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      • Namescon Europe Auction Submission Open

        Namescon Europe Auction Submission Open

        NamesCon Europe will be held outside Lisbon, Portugal in June. They recently announced that submissions for the live auction are open. You can complete the form here to have your domain names considered for inclusion. The live auction will be held on…
        - 2 days ago, 21 Apr 19, 11:45am -
      • EURid 2018 Annual Report Published

        EURid 2018 Annual Report Published

        EURid has published its annual report for 2018. 2018 was a rather mixed year for EURid. The .eu zone shrank year on year, which continues the trend of the last couple of years with end of year numbers at 3.68 million names, compared to 3.81 million t…
        - 8 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 12:24pm -
      • New Brexit Party Misses Out on Domain

        New Brexit Party Misses Out on Domain

        Nigel Farage’s latest political vehicle The Brexit Party launched last week. However you’ll notice that it’s using a .org domain name. The exact match .com domain name was snapped up by a group of pro-EU campaigners: TheBrexitParty.com was regi…
        - 8 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 8:00am -
      • DotCat Registry Operator Hiring General Manager

        DotCat Registry Operator Hiring General Manager

        Fundació puntCAT, which runs the .cat domain registry, has announced (Catalan) that they’re seeking to hire a general manager. The role, which will be based at the registry’s HQ in Barcelona, is open for applications until the end of April. Th…
        - 10 days ago, 13 Apr 19, 9:36pm -
      • Chilean ccTLD Introduces Legal Assistance Service

        Chilean ccTLD Introduces Legal Assistance Service

        The Chilean country code registry (.cl) has announced the formal introduction of a legal assistance service for registrants. Obviously they’re not going to get embroiled in all legal disputes, but what they are going to do is help registrants who m…
        - 13 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 12:32pm -
      • IE ccTLD to Release Some Reserved Names

        IE ccTLD to Release Some Reserved Names

        IEDR will be releasing a small number of previously reserved domain names. In common with many domain registries, the .ie ccTLD has a number of domains that are reserved for a variety of reasons. In the case of .ie one of the legacy policies was a re…
        - 13 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 11:37am -
      • US Government to ICANN – Move Quickly

        US Government to ICANN – Move Quickly

        David Redl has written to ICANN in relation to the ongoing work around whois and GDPR. The letter, which was shared with the GNSO Council last night, is a mixed bag. On the one hand it offers the carrot in relation to what’s been done so far, but t…
        - 18 days ago, 5 Apr 19, 8:26am -
      • Baltic Domain Days 2019

        Baltic Domain Days 2019

        The Baltic Domain Days conference was held for the first time last year in Riga, Latvia. Its focus being on the ccTLD domains in the Baltic region of Europe, which means .lv (Latvia) , .lt (Lithuania) and .ee (Estonia). This year sees the event move…
        - 22 days ago, 1 Apr 19, 10:18am -
      • Key Systems Takes Over AlpNames’ Domains

        Key Systems Takes Over AlpNames’ Domains

        ICANN is transferring all domains from defunct registrar AlpNames to the Key Systems group of companies. Officially the transfer is to three different registrars, though all three are owned and controlled by Key Systems. The gaining registrars are: M…
        - 25 days ago, 29 Mar 19, 8:29am -
      • EuroDIG 2019 Registration Open

        EuroDIG 2019 Registration Open

        EuroDIG 2019 will be held in The Hague in June of this year. While the event is free to attend registration is required. The consolidated programme for the event is already available here. As you can see there are several events scheduled in the days…
        - 26 days ago, 28 Mar 19, 2:02pm -

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        • BreakingAUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 22, 2019

          AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 22, 2019

           DSAD.com: A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on April 22, 2019.If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an…
          - 7 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 9:23am -
        • BreakingHugeDomains.com Forwarding Name to GoDaddy Search Page

          HugeDomains.com Forwarding Name to GoDaddy Search Page

           DomainInvesting.com: I noticed something interesting over the weekend that I thought I would share with you. I typed in OutOfTheWorld.com to see if it was registered, and I was forwarded to a GoDaddy search results page. As is typical for a domain…
          - 8 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 8:41am -
        • BreakingDomain name nostalgia

          Domain name nostalgia

           Domain Name Wire: A look back at the domain name industry ten years ago this month. I’ve been writing Domain Name Wire for 14 years. Over 11,000 posts. The domain name industry has changed a lot over time. This morning I looked back at what w…
          - 9 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 7:56am -
        • BreakingOh, the irony! Banned anti-Islam activist shows up on “Turkishâ€� new gTLD domain

          Oh, the irony! Banned anti-Islam activist shows up on “Turkish� new gTLD domain

           DomainIncite.com: Tommy Robinson, who has been banned from most major social media platforms due to his anti-Islam “hate speech”, is now conducting business via a domain name that some believe rightfully belongs to the Muslim-majority nation o…
          - 9 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 7:43am -
        • BreakingCaterpillar #domain : Blatant #typosquatting is the #1 reason for #UDRP loss

          Caterpillar #domain : Blatant #typosquatting is the #1 reason for #UDRP loss

           DomainGang.com: If you want to end up with a potential UDRP case, engage in blatant typosquatting of domain names. What is blatant typosquatting, is easy to define: www prefixes of popular domain brands, such as in the case of wwwcaterpillar.com t…
          - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 6:55am -
        • BreakingEfty Acquires DomaHub

          Efty Acquires DomaHub

           DomainInvesting.com: Efty announced that it acquired a company called DomaHub, a domain name management and sales platform. The acquisition news was announced in a blog post published this morning by Efty Co-Founder Doron Vermaat. The acquisition…
          - 10 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 6:35am -
        • BreakingTNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 4/23/2019!

          TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 4/23/2019!

           TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 4/23/2019. 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 le…
          - 11 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 6:21am -
        • BreakingAnnouncing our Acquisition of DomaHub

          Announcing our Acquisition of DomaHub

           Efty.com: I am pleased to announce that we have acquired domain name management software maker DomaHub to further accelerate our market growth and cement Efty's position as the number one subscription-based sales platform for domain name investors…
          - 11 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 6:20am -
        • Breaking129 Domain Discoveries for April 23rd

          129 Domain Discoveries for April 23rd

           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…
          - 11 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 6:15am -
        • Breaking$146k in Sales on April 22nd – Hedef.com sold for $4,610 – Daily Market Report

          $146k in Sales on April 22nd – Hedef.com sold for $4,610 – Daily Market Report

           NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Hedef.com (Turkish for target/goal/desitation) which sold for $4,610 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 248 sales $100+ for a total of $118,393 with an average sale price of $477. Compared to the previous day the…
          - 12 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 5:15am -
        • That Breath That You Just Took, That's A Gift

          That Breath That You Just Took, That's A Gift

           The Frager factor: "Every morsel of food, every sip of water, the air we breathe is the result of work done by other species. Nature gives us everything we need to survive. So respecting and preserving nature is key to our own survival."3…
          - 13 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 4:11am -
        • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, April 23rd

          IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, April 23rd

           DSAD.com:  Flippa has become more of a pain in the ass to find anything than it was in the past.  It’s not intuitive and I had to click 5 times to find where the domains are listed. I specifically checked the domain box under assets and wh…
          - 14 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 3:04am -
        • Daily Domain Picks 4-23-19

          Daily Domain Picks 4-23-19

           TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-23-19  Nothing special on Monday, Hedef.com was the top close at $4,610. I did like MyScreen.com, a lot of potential there. Top sales/closes from yesterday: hedef.com 4,610 USD 2019-04-22 NameJet bitmine.c…
          - 16 hours ago, 23 Apr 19, 12:26am -
        • What it costs to file a UDRP

          What it costs to file a UDRP

           The Domains: Many times someone on a forum or blog comment will ask, “How much does a UDRP cost?” Doug Isenberg wrote a great little checklist article to give you all the info you need. Doug gives a breakdown of the fees charged by the four pr…
          - 20 hours ago, 22 Apr 19, 9:19pm -
        • How to Stop Low-ball Offers With One Counter

          How to Stop Low-ball Offers With One Counter

           Domaining Tips: Today: The power of “NO RESERVE” when promoting a domain auction / Please Don’t Contact Potential Buyers Like This! / JinTie.com Sold for $5,039 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain commun…
          - 21 hours ago, 22 Apr 19, 8:02pm -
        • Would you spend $3,500 dollars for 2 years of #domain renewals?

          Would you spend $3,500 dollars for 2 years of #domain renewals?

           DomainGang.com: In the good old days of domain investing, cutting your registration cost from $7.95 down to $7.45 was a great feat. It required a bulk/reseller account at a registrar with an established domain clientele, and close relationships to…
          - 22 hours ago, 22 Apr 19, 7:10pm -
        • Criminal Hired to Force Domain Owner to Transfer a Name at Gunpoint Gets Shot Himself

          Criminal Hired to Force Domain Owner to Transfer a Name at Gunpoint Gets Shot Himself

           DNJournal: Poetic justice? In addition to getting shot with his own weapon the crook was sentenced to 20 years in prison with the guy who hired him next in line.
          - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 19, 4:04pm -
        • #Domain sightings : #Edible .com forwards to a two word domain name

          #Domain sightings : #Edible .com forwards to a two word domain name

           DomainGang.com: Domain sightings are random encounters with domain names “in the wild.” Typically, we separate them in two categories: dot .com domain sightings, and all the rest. Whether we are parked, or on the go – but stationary – thes…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 19, 2:37pm -
        • Centric.com tops Great Domains auction with three days to go

          Centric.com tops Great Domains auction with three days to go

           Domain Name Wire: Centric.com is over $20,000 in the current Great Domains auction. Sedo’s bimonthly Great Domains auction doesn’t end until Thursday but has already attracted some nice bids. Centric.com has met its reserve and stands at $21,7…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 19, 1:01pm -
        • Scammers using Bitcoin in an effort to steal domain names

          Scammers using Bitcoin in an effort to steal domain names

           Acro: During the past two weeks I experienced two attempts by scammers to steal domain names, by offering payments in cryptocurrency. These Bitcoin scammers offered to acquire premium domains by indicating they can only make payments in BTC. There…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 19, 12:35pm -

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