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Domaining 2014: NamesCon, TRAFFIC and Domainfest conferences

With only two days left in 2014, we’re wrapping up the year in domaining; the field of domain conferences witnessed some dramatic changes. In January 2014, newcomer NamesCon delivered what it promised, and more. The brainchild of domain veteran investor, Richard Lau, was put together in under 90 days thanks to a well-thought plan and […]

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Domaining 2014: Uniregistry and the birth of the modern, secure domain registrar

As we’re wrapping up the current year in domaining, the single most important element of any domain registration is its security. Domain names can be valued at millions of dollars, but for the average Joe Domainer every single domain has a priceless tag. Registrars that fail to secure their clients’ assets end up losing face […]

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Domaining 2014: Moniker and the end of the insecure domain registrar

As 2014 fades away, we’re discussing events that occurred this year in the domain industry. With domain theft being a hot topic thanks to the email verification requirements mandated by ICANN, the importance of secure domain registrars is paramount. The trajectory of Moniker, once regarded as the bastion of domain safety, has been shocking and […]

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Domaining 2014: The beginning of the new gTLD era

As we’re watching the final days of 2014 roll by, the year will be remembered by the domain industry for the barrage of new gTLDs. It all starts with a $185,000 dollar application fee, and ICANN raked in almost two thousand times this amount; hundreds of new gTLD extensions went live, and the concept of […]

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Domaining 2014: Rise in domain theft attributed to ICANN requirement

As we’re wrapping up 2014 in domaining, it’s important to outline the effect a certain ICANN requirement has had this year. Beginning in January 2014, ICANN mandates that domain Registrars implement a verification mechanism – via email or phone – for all domain account holders. Citing the need to maintain valid WHOIS information, this method […]

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