XYZ to double its domain registration numbers with ingenious “hack”

The XYZ Registry is about to double its domain registration numbers, becoming the first new gTLD Registry with more than 11 million domains. Using an ingenious “hack” that involves Bit Register Overlay Shift (BROS) technology, all .XYZ domains will co-exist in both lower and upper case. “We’re about to bring innovation and revolutionize the domain […]

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Verisign : Happy New Year with an 8.8% price increase for domains

Verisign, managers of the .com and .net domains, are starting the new year with an 8.8% increase in prices. On February 1st, dot .net domains will jump industry-wide by that much; the price increase is part of the contract negotiated with ICANN. As a result, expect most domain registrars to match the cost of registering […]

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Domain curse: Asian Registry loses entire portfolio on Friday the 13th

The tradition of bad things happening on Friday the 13th continues; a domain registry has lost approximately 185,000 customer domains in a database crash. Domain Registry, Pyon Pong Ta Ming of Kampuchea, announced today that following a complete and irreversible database loss, they are unable to continue serving its customer base. “Vely solly! Domain database […]

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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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Irresistibly attractive employee fired from Domain Registrar; lands new job at ICM Registry

Maria Ramos is 23; her Hispanic heritage is evident in her curvy looks. She’s a graduate of MIT and due to the current bad economy, she works as tech support at an ICANN-accredited registrar. Or rather, she used to work; as of Monday, Maria will no longer be an employee. “I was given a note, […]

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ICANN approves new dot .Redneck gTLD

It took a lot of negotiations with the West Virginia business bureau and the local mayors but it looks like ICANN did it. Just a few days after Rod Beckstrom announced his departure from ICANN in July of 2012, the ICANN CEO jots yet another successful initiative to his lengthy and girthy resume. The Dot […]

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