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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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    • ICANN Issues Guidance to Registrars & Registries in Light of Hurricane Maria

      ICANN Issues Guidance to Registrars & Registries in Light of Hurricane Maria

      ICANN has issued a guidance notice to registrars and registries in relation to Hurricane Maria, which caused massive damage throughout the Caribbean. Dear gTLD Registries and Registrars, As you know, Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage in the…
      - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:17pm -
    • World Hosting Days Rebrands as Cloud Fest

      World Hosting Days Rebrands as Cloud Fest

      World Hosting Days aka WHD has rebranded itself as “Cloud Fest“. They’re describing themselves as: CloudFest is a world-leading conference geared toward the cloud, hosting, and service provider industries. Focusing on three distinctive pillars…
      - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 11:23am -
    • IEDR Opens Consultation on Removing DNS Checks

      IEDR Opens Consultation on Removing DNS Checks

      The IEDR has opened a consultation on removing DNS checks during registrations, transfers and other operations. At the moment when a .ie domain name registration is requested the IEDR will check if it passes the policy requirements and then does a te…
      - 11 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 9:55am -
    • ICANN 61 Welcome Video Is Quite Powerful

      ICANN 61 Welcome Video Is Quite Powerful

      ICANN 61 is scheduled to be held in Puerto Rico early next year. As most people know, however, the region was very badly hit during recent storms and many parts of the country are still without power, drinking water or internet. This is not ignored i…
      - 15 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 1:52pm -
    • DNS Belgium Looking For Registrar to Join Registrar Forum

      DNS Belgium Looking For Registrar to Join Registrar Forum

      DNS Belgium, who run .be as well as .brussels and .vlaanderen, have been running a “Registrar Forum” for the last few years. The forum has 15 members drawn from DNS Belgium’s management and the registrars. Due to one of the member’s terms exp…
      - 46 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 12:13pm -
    • CENTR Awards Held in Brussels. EURid Wins Registry of the Year

      CENTR Awards Held in Brussels. EURid Wins Registry of the Year

      The 3rd CENTR awards were held last night in Brussels’ Bibliothèque Solvay. Each of the finalists had a short video to explain what their project was about. The winners were: Marketing Campaign Excellence Category: .CA Product Marketing team…
      - 48 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 1:22pm -
    • Country Code Registry Managers Furious With ICANN’s NomCom

      Country Code Registry Managers Furious With ICANN’s NomCom

      The ccNSO which represents country code domain registries within ICANN such as .fr, .uk and many others is furious with ICANN’s NomCom. In a letter dated September 29th 2017 the ccNSO outlines the issues they have. They’re pretty clear. The Nomco…
      - 51 days ago, 1 Oct 17, 2:01pm -
    • Catalan Referendum Sites Blocked by Court Order

      Catalan Referendum Sites Blocked by Court Order

      Websites associated with the upcoming referendum in Catalonia are being blocked by ISPs in Spain. While several of the domain names used by advocates of the Catalan referendum have been seized by authorities others are being blocked by the ISPs in Sp…
      - 57 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:51am -
    • Catalan Government Claims Spanish Online Censorship Breaching EU Laws

      Catalan Government Claims Spanish Online Censorship Breaching EU Laws

      The Catalan government has written to the European Commission claiming that the Spanish government is in breach of EU law. In a letter from Jordi Puigneró Secretary of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and the Digital Society at the Government…
      - 58 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 2:32pm -
    • DotEUS Registry Writes to ICANN in Solidarity with PuntCat

      DotEUS Registry Writes to ICANN in Solidarity with PuntCat

      - 61 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 11:21am -

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      - 93 days ago, 20 Aug 17, 5:13pm -
    • Guns of Boom – HACKED
      - 93 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 -

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    • Breaking119 Domain Discoveries for November 21st

      119 Domain Discoveries for November 21st

       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…
      - 9 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 2:54am -
    • BreakingIKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, November 21st

      IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, November 21st

       DSAD.com: Last night I commented on Raymond’s latest post on TheDomains.com. Apparently Rick Schwartz tweeted about being upset with Godaddy for allowing people to bid on expired domains that they own, at least I think that’s what he’s…
      - 11 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:21am -
    • BreakingDaily Domain Picks 11-21-17

      Daily Domain Picks 11-21-17

       TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 11-21-17     Go Daddy Auction Picks 11-21-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List AdvisorAsia.com BestKidEver.com BitcoinCourses.com BusinessFund.info Contaq.com CQH.co DataPoint.org DEL.tv DQE.co Drivify.…
      - 11 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:17am -
    • BreakingBehind the Sale: SmartCompanion.com – from $475 purchase to $9,940 sale

      Behind the Sale: SmartCompanion.com – from $475 purchase to $9,940 sale

       Efty.com: Welcome to the eight post in our Behind the Sale series on the Efty blog. In this series, I talk with domain name investors who share all the details behind a recent sale. You will learn how they bought low and sold high, …
      - 11 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:48am -
    • Three non .COM sales that caught my eye this month

      Three non .COM sales that caught my eye this month

       MorganLinton.com: I always enjoy looking at sales data and trying to understand how the dynamics of the domain name world are changing over time. It wasn’t that long ago that if the .COM was taken, you’d have .NET or .ORG – today there are s…
      - 14 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:45pm -
    • Brandable domain name sales week 46: CoolDomains.com, Lora.com, MortgageMe.com

      Brandable domain name sales week 46: CoolDomains.com, Lora.com, MortgageMe.com

       DNGeek.com: It was a pretty solid week for brandable domain name sales with five domains fetching five-figures. Mike Mann his DomainMarket.com claims the top 3 sales. According to archived screenshots, CoolDomains.com was listed with a $29,888 pri…
      - 17 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 7:33pm -
    • The Best Marketing Campaigns For Domain Name Sales

      The Best Marketing Campaigns For Domain Name Sales

       RegisterADot.com: Today: If you think domaining is hard… / Buying 1-word dot com’s – 1k – 10k budget / TexasCannabis.com – Opinion please / And more. Here are the new domain discussions and domain news. IBSAG.com 5 letter .com – Apprai…
      - 17 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:43pm -
    • The Big Issues in the Domain Industry - Part 1

      The Big Issues in the Domain Industry - Part 1

       Michael Gilmour: So what are the domain industry’s really big issues? What should we be driving innovatively to solve and what issues are way beyond the scope of short term solutions?When I think about the really big issues in the d…
      - 18 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:05pm -
    • Almost Everyone is Dealing with Something

      Almost Everyone is Dealing with Something

       DomainInvesting.com: Last Friday, I spent the day playing blackjack at Mohegan Sun. I don’t generally visit a casino during the week, but I made an exception because of who I was going to spend time with during the day. I met one of my closest f…
      - 19 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:01pm -
    • Cisco and Intel roll out websites built on a .tech

      Cisco and Intel roll out websites built on a .tech

       TLDInvestors.com: Radix who is a sponsor here on TLDinvestors is seeing some big companies develop on their .tech extension. .Tech has been one of the new gtld’s that I have liked and felt stood a good chance for success. Now when it comes to do…
      - 19 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 4:42pm -
    • The Domain King is getting upset

      The Domain King is getting upset

       The Domains: Rick Schwartz is getting tired of some of the games in the auction business. Rick has been tweeting out a few things today about GoDaddy auctions I am still trying to get off the floor. My @GoDaddy rep just told me that they have no p…
      - 20 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 4:15pm -
    • Radix Excited About Attention New Companies Built on Their TLDs Received at Web Summit

      Radix Excited About Attention New Companies Built on Their TLDs  Received at Web Summit

       DNJournal: The massive 2017 Web Summit conference concluded earlier this month in Lisbon with 60,000 attendees on hand. Radix's Startup League was there and shared their experiences with us.
      - 21 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 3:11pm -
    • Detected: Andrew Rosener Buys Unchained.com; Nat Cohen Sells PartyNow.com...

      Detected: Andrew Rosener Buys Unchained.com; Nat Cohen Sells PartyNow.com...

       NamePros.com: In this edition of Detected Domains, we take a look at some incredible acquisitions and sales from some of the most prominent domain name investors from the past few weeks. Thanks to DomainIQ's suite of monitoring tools, we are able…
      - 21 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:40pm -
    • 20 Years Later: A Look at The Top 100 .IO Domain Sales Over Past 5 Years

      20 Years Later: A Look at The Top 100 .IO Domain Sales Over Past 5 Years

       StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – According to NameBio, there were a total of 2,927 “reportedâ€� .IO domain sales over the last 5 year period. These top 100 total $993,953.00 in sales. The highest reported sales…
      - 23 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 1:06pm -
    • BTCManager Exclusive: Interview with XYZ Director Shayan Rostam - BTCMANAGER

      BTCManager Exclusive: Interview with XYZ Director Shayan Rostam - BTCMANAGER

       Internet News: BTCMANAGER BTCManager Exclusive: Interview with XYZ Director Shayan Rostam BTCMANAGER So XYZ originally applied for three TLDs, which included .xyz. We were the only registry to apply for .xyz, so we launched it in June 2014 as the…
      - 23 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:36pm -
    • Thankful for Domain Forums

      Thankful for Domain Forums

       DomainInvesting.com: With Thanksgiving in the US this week, I am giving thanks to various people, places, and businesses within the domain name community. Today, I want to give thanks to Domain Boardroom, NamePros, and even DNForum. I spend quite…
      - 24 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:04pm -
    • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 19, 2017

      AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 19, 2017

       DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 19, 2017. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller…
      - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 11:59am -
    • Reviewing this year’s predictions – DNW Podcast #161

      Reviewing this year’s predictions – DNW Podcast #161

       Domain Name Wire: Which domain experts got it right and which didn’t? Every year I have a predictions episode that includes predictions for the upcoming year from many people in the domain business. The 2018 predictions episode is coming in abou…
      - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:46am -
    • Thinking to renew or not a New gTLD led to a $9,600 .com domain sale!

      Thinking to renew or not a New gTLD led to a $9,600 .com domain sale!

       OnlineDomain.com: This is a domain name story that almost never happens. Or is it? So the story starts with this domain name that was coming up for renewal. It was a New gTLD domain: Hollywood.Agency. The domain had a $72 renewal price. While I wa…
      - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:43am -
    • Rick Schwartz : I am the new owner of GoDaddyBlows.com

      Rick Schwartz : I am the new owner of GoDaddyBlows.com

       DomainGang.com: Rick Schwartz announced that he’s the new owner of the domain GoDaddyBlows.com. The Domain King became furious by the method that GoDaddy uses to auction expired domain names; even after payment, the auction’s result can be voi…
      - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 7:25am -

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