Shut for fraud : List of domains at Tucows that got on the black list

Engaging in unlawful activities, such as spamming, phishing and other crime, can get your domains banned and blocked. Despite what some people seem to think, one cannot register a domain name and break the law with it. Per ICANN regulations, Domain registrars are obligated to handle such unlawful activity reports, and respond by freezing the […]

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Really Huge Domains suffers downtime due to “leap second” DNS glitch

Really Huge Domains suffered downtime on the change of the year, thanks to a “leap second” insertion glitch. The domain registrar acknowledged the issue, which took 90 hours to fix. “At Really Huge Domains we take pride in our corporate ethics and extensive effort to address technological challenges,” said the company’s CEO, Margaret Patroulias. “After […]

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DNS Shield Network : Free Internet white paper from Neustar

Neustar is trusted by the worldโ€™s biggest brands to make critical decisions 20 billion times a day. DDoS attacks seek to infiltrate the DNS infrastructure and cripple the functionality of businesses, big and small, costing them billions of dollars in lost revenue and valuation. Neustar has published a concise white paper addressing the subject, called […]

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Is this the most expensive DNS change ever?

Government contracts can be quite rewarding, and in the case of the Samos municipality in Greece, the task involved appears to be minimal. As reported on the Greek government portal Diavgeia.gov.gr that publishes such contractual agreements, the project involved implementing the necessary DNS changes, in order to redirect three domain names: Vathi.org Vathi.gr Samos.gov.gr Per […]

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Corporate CEO discovers the plight of sticky fingers in typo’ed domain

When you aren’t careful about your typing, disaster awaits. Spin Dick Studios CEO, Larry Felmenstein, is upset with this ‘feature’ of web browsers. “Millions of visitors are lost every year due to typos, and there is no way to force them back on track to their intended destination,” says Felmenstein, pointing to his web browser. […]

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Frank Schilling : First domain sale of the year matching .com via DNS

Frank Schilling is preparing for a massive co-launch of the Uniregistry / Domain Name Sales platform in January. Most likely to be presented during NamesCon, the unified domain registration, parking and selling venue is the most anticipated event of the year, thus far. Barely into 2016, domain sales are already showing just how hot the […]

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DomainNameSales to go “dark” tomorrow

Uniregistry and Domain Name Sales are in the works of fusing their respective marketplaces; the celestial “collision” is slated to occur in January. There is, however, some preliminary work to be done, that requires a little bit of down time. Due to this, Domain Name Sales will go “dark” tomorrow for several hours, and into […]

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Domain Name Sales glitch hints of upcoming ‘Payment Plan’ service

An apparent glitch at Domain Name Sales that resulted in notices of “payment plan” availability in active, DNS-brokered sales, accidentally exposed an upcoming service. The glitch sent out no email notices to existing buyers, it merely appeared as a notice to the domain owners for certain transactions. Just a few months away from its December […]

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Top 10 Odd Locations domainers might sell domains via Domain Name Sales

Since its public launch in 2012, Domain Name Sales has made it easy for domain investors to provide quotes and sell their domain names. The use of templated messages provide sellers with extraordinary capabilities to respond in the shortest amount of time. Negotiating and closing domain deals is easy peasy. Thanks, Frank! ๐Ÿ˜€ Here are […]

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Version 3.0 : Domain Name Sales updates domain quote form yet again

Just four days ago we caught a redesigned contact form at Domain Name Sales; the update was an improvement of the quote form that had been in place since the very beginning. The layout of such forms and the amount of info they require, can decide whether a visitor proceeds with providing their contact information. […]

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Responsive design: Uniregistry rolls out new domain inquiry page

Uniregistry has rolled out a new contact form for domains parked at Domain Name Sales. The new design is responsive, which means that it adapts to the width of the device it’s displayed on. It’s also visually far more pleasant, separating the three fields – name, email and phone number – that must be submitted […]

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DNS expert calls for ‘cooling-off period’ before domain names get activated

Paul Vixie, author of several RFC publications and an expert on DNS and security subjects, proposes a “cooling-off period” before new domains become active. In the early days of the commercial Internet, the DNS propagation mechanism would take up to 72 hours to enable a domain’s resolution as an active web site. Vixie’s concern, is […]

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