Verisign cutting prices; launching .COM exchange program for gTLD domain owners

Verisign announced today that they are drastically cutting the base pricing of .com domains, to a “couple of bucks.” No longer considering new gTLDs as competition or a viable threat to the core domain business, the registry behemoth broke the big news during a luncheon, to a group of reporters: “We are witnessing a complete […]

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Domainer Comics : The World – It’s all about perspective

Welcome to the first edition of Domainer Comics for 2017, the open-ended coverage of current domain industry events. Time to ask a fundamental question: What is the world view like to you? For everyone on this planet, it’s a matter of perspective. Every view point is different, and there are now 7.4 billion of us […]

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XYZ Generation : Did the domain Negari.com sell?

XYZ Registry founder, Daniel Negari, is not just trying to convince everyone that dot .XYZ domains are the future; he lives and breathes his own brand. It might have been inconceivable to many, but Negari put his own matching .com on a NameJet auction, stating he’d only need to keep Negari.XYZ. While the pool of […]

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Verisign thanks Syrian hackers for huge increase in ‘Registry lock’ feature requests

Verisign, managers of the .com and .net TLDs have a lot of thanks to send to the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). The alleged perpetrators of a recent DNS hack, temporarily took control of Twitter, NY Times and the Huffington Post UK domains, after accessing the accounts of a Melbourne IT reseller. “We are grateful to […]

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Dot .com was a really bad idea, says ICANN official

With 909 new gTLDs getting the passing grade so far, ICANN is once again evaluating its support of the original TLDs. “We need to go through the documentation and examine how .com made the cut in 1985, it’s shocking really,” says Milosh Fritcz of ICANN-Hungary. “Dot .com was from the very beginning a very, very […]

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