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Stuff domain stuffing! The Domain King’s new registration in response

Domain stuffing is a spammy process perfected by Network Solutions in 2014, when it stuffed .XYZ domains “for free” into the accounts of the matching .com holders. Back then, it was called domain robo-registration. Now, Register.com—the sister company to NetSol under the Web.com umbrella—gives domain holders a free dot .Site domain. Again, the practice is […]

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Network Solutions rolls out ‘XYZ’ tool to help delete free dot .XYZ domain names

As part of its redesigned domain services, Network Solutions has rolled out a new tool that allows domain owners to get rid of all free, unwanted dot .XYZ domain names they never asked for. At the click of a button, the XYZ Omega tool terminates all free domains that were added as part of an […]

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Verisign’s gTLD report is unreliable, thanks to .XYZ ‘wizardry’

Verisign’s data release on gTLD distribution, titled “Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs” provides some insight about what the heck is going on in the world of gTLD domain names. The data analysis uses the methodology described below, to identify the status of gTLD domains (developed/parked) after registration: “Our analysis also found the most […]

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Domain infographic: XYZ registrations at Network Solutions

As far as Network Solutions is concerned, the party of .XYZ domain robo-registrations is over. The month-long fanfare by XYZ has dissipated to inaudible levels, and it seems that it’s a common secret what the bulk of .XYZ domains with Network Solutions is about. Here’s a quick domain infographic about the current state of daily […]

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Network Solutions applies for domain “robo-registration” patent after .XYZ success

Network Solutions, the registrar of more than 180,000 automatic registrations of .XYZ domain names, has applied for a patent of the process at the USPTO. Application number 54922212173-XYZ covers the process as follows: “A method of domain allocation, utilizing a software script, that registers and places a domain name into the account of an existing […]

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Domain Name Jargon : Domain Robo-registration

Somehow, the splendiferous Domain Name Jargon series – the educational thesaurus of terms and trivia related to domaining – hasn’t been updated for a while; we’re thus going forward with another entry, right as the XYZ gTLD continues to make headlines. After all, our goal is to (re)define domaining without the need for silly equations or […]

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