World Hosting Days 2017 : WHD.Global created a fun video using “Donald Trump”

World Hosting Days 2017 is ante portas; Europe’s largest web hosting and cloud conference, WHD.Global, takes place between March 25-31 at the Europa Park, in Germany. Thousands of hosting, cloud and other related industry professionals are expected to attend. But that’s not all. The mother company of NamesCon has created a fun video, incorporating the […]

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State Bank of India moves to dot .SBI gTLD

The prestigious State Bank of India (SBI) is moving away from its .co.in extension, to the more corporate dot .SBI. The domain rebranding of its corporate URL as Bank.SBI from the previous SBI.co.in aims at enabling the bank to use its corporate name as the top-level identifier. The State Bank of India asserts that due […]

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Sedo increases domain listing limit to $50,000 dollars per customer

Sedo has announced the increase of its domain listing price cap, from $10,000 dollars to $50,000 USD. Until recently, the lower listing threshold for domain auctions without prior authorization created a lot of red tape for Sedo; with the new limit in place, every Sedo customer can add domains priced up to $50,000 dollars to […]

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ICANN should get WHOIS lessons from the Israel Internet Association

One of the issues with WHOIS, as implemented by ICANN, is that it does not keep track of WHOIS history. When a domain registrant changes, there is no tracking record of the date these changes occurred, and even popular third party services such as DomainTools cannot keep up with changes – unless a domain is […]

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GoDaddy is having some connectivity issues this morning

GoDaddy appears to have been having some issues this morning, with impossibly slow connections to its domain management interface. Once connected to the largest domain registrar in the world, functions within the administrative panel are slow; some people report inability to register domains. Ken Greenwood, creator of ZFBot, reports that he is unable to view […]

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CNN grabbed a Donald Trump list of domains via DomainTools

CNN apparently ordered a list of domains owned by the Donald Trump organization, via DomainTools. Ordering a “reverse WHOIS” list of domains can be rather costly, and CNN printed out a list of more than 3,600 domains, highlighting the “weirdest” that they could find. Such Donald Trump domains owned by the Donald Trump organization include […]

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#NotMyPresidentsDay : Who owns PresidentsDay.com ?

Today is President’s Day in the US, and Donald Trump’s first; it’s a federal holiday so schools, banks and financial institutions are closed. In the domain community, Escrow.com won’t be processing payments today, although its domain escrow services operate normally. Domains cannot incorporate apostrophes, so if the domain PresidentsDay.com looks odd, so be it. Registered […]

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Sedo : German “I” domain crosses $10,000 dollars in auction

This post contains sponsored content from Sedo.com* The German word for “I” is extremely popular, and the matching domain, Ich.de, is part of the Sedo Great Domains auctions for February. Ich.de is currently at 9,650 euro, which is about $10,250 with 3 days to go. The domain’s reserve has been met, so it’s going to […]

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Domain Sunday : The Domain KingĀ® acquires FakeMedia.com

“Fake news” and “fake media” are controversial subjects in today’s global politics, and the Domain KingĀ®, Rick Schwartz, has acquired one such major related domain. In what appears to be a rather quick flip by HugeDomains, FakeMedia.com was just recently sold to Rick’s domain-managing company. FakeMedia.com was registered in 2003 originally, but its British owner […]

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Took 22 years for Almond.com to be professionally developed, and Silk milk paid for it

Sometime in the summer of 1995, domain names transitioned from free, controlled and limited requests to paid registrations of $100 dollars a pop, pre-paid for two years. In August 1995, Almond.com was registered by Gary Almond, who spent money every year since, renewing the domain. For 22 years, Almond.com has been the repository of Mr. […]

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Domain industry transitions : Sevan Derderian moves to Above.com

Domain industry veteran, Sevan Derderian, has moved onto a new venture with Above.com. The former Director of Sales at Uniregistry, will be leading a domain brokerage team for Trellian, the mother company of Above.com. As brokerage director, Sevan’s role will be to oversee domain brokers on the Above.com platform. Sevan will be stationed in South […]

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Chinese domain sales report : Trademark law soon to change in China

In China, more than 2,600 trademark cases were heard by the Beijing High People’s Court between 2002 and 2009. In 2014, the court heard nearly 8,000 such cases. Meanwhile, more than 7,500 cases were filed at the Beijing Intellectual Property Court in 2015. More than 73% were related to trademark infringement. Domain investors in China […]

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