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Malicious domains: .xyz, .icu, .ru, follow .com as worst actors overall

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks took a deep dive into the TLDs commonly used by threat actors and why they are being chosen. The categories picked for analysis are malware, phishing, command and control (C2), and grayware: adware, “joke malware,” spyware. Palo Alto Networks analyzed domains categorized by their Advanced URL Filtering service, and that […]

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Who won the bidding of the recent UNR TLD auction?

Frank Schilling’s Uni Naming & Registry (UNR) held the biggest no reserve auction of TLDs in a while, with 23 gTLDs on the chopping block at once. The registration and qualification process lasted several weeks and the final auction took place from April 28th-30th. According to UNR, more than 250 businesses and individuals signed up […]

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Frank Schilling’s second big moment

Frank Schilling’s big moment arrived when GoDaddy acquired parts of Uniregistry assets, along with his well-established domain portfolio of several thousand domain names. A year has passed since that sale became public, and Frank Schilling’s second big moment has arrived. The ongoing auction of Uni Naming & Registry, the managing company of 23 gTLDs, has […]

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Transfer these #domain names away from Uniregistry asap

If you have certain TLDs, ccTLDs and gTLDs at Uniregistry, begin the process of transferring your domain names out. By the end of June 2021, Uniregistry is phasing out support for a number of top level domains, citing lack of registration volume. This is the list of TLDs Uniregistry will no longer be supporting: .cam […]

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.QPON? New TLD about to (re)launch

When you roll out a new TLD based on a word, it makes sense to at least keep the spelling right. Dot .QPON got creative, taking the word “coupon” to another level. It makes sense, as Amazon runs the dot .Coupon Registry. The competition from other TLDs does not end there, dot .Coupons is another […]

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UNR extends deadline for auction of 23 TLDs

Frank Schilling’s Uni Naming & Registry (UNR) has pushed back the date of the auction by a week, giving the opportunity to potential suitors to sign up. Note: UNR is a premium sponsor of DomainGang. The new date is now April 28th and the public auction involves 23 TLDs: .audio, .blackfriday, .christmas, .click, .country, .diet, […]

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Downtime at #eNom reveals a handy TLD, gTLD and ccTLD chart

Domain registrar eNom is having a scheduled downtime for some of its functions currently. In particular, the following activities are offline at the time of this post: Availability Checks Whois Services Domain Purchases Domain Renewals Domain Updates That’s pretty much anything you need to do with managing your domains at eNom! 🙂 But wait, there’s […]

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Digital #brands in 2018 : City #TLD performance report from #DOTZON Consulting

Digital brands have increased their footprint with the introduction of new gTLDs. German consulting group DOTZON, operates from the domain name Dotzon.Consulting which is a perfect fit for their brand. The company has composed a report on digital city brands, geographical identifiers at the TLD level: “[…] the Digital City Brand is much more than […]

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TLDs.com : Generic #domain about #TLDs ends at five figures!

As we predicted, the domain name TLDs.com ended at five figures at DropCatch. After a long auction, the domain ended up at $11,161 dollars. WOW! There is no way that an “end user” bid on this domain-specific domain name; some domain investor really wanted this domain about TLDs! 😀 Spending “five figs” as one would […]

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#DropCatch : Are you bidding on the dropped #domain TLDs.com ?

The unthinkable happened: the four letter domain TLDs.com dropped, and it’s being auctioned at DropCatch, currently. Before its new incarnation, TLDs.com was registered in 1998 and was forwarded to Pacnames.com for more than a decade. Currently, TLDs.com is being bid on by a bunch of domainers: 94 bids from 70 bidders have sent the price […]

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Domainer Comics : The Minds of Domainer Millionaires

It’s already been two months since the last edition of Domainer Comics, the open-ended coverage of current domain industry events. Recent events about the new gTLDs have led to heated arguments, on a variety of media – including Twitter. To honor two great domainer millionaires, Rick Schwartz and Frank Schilling, we conducted the following deep […]

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ZFBot.com : Domain research tool dumps Flash, expands options

ZFBot, the domain research tool that scans millions of domain records within TLD zone files, has been drastically revamped. Not only is the new version of ZFBot faster and better than ever, it also waves goodbye to Adobe Flash. Ken Greenwood, developer of the ZFBot tool and its assorted app for iOS, shared the news […]

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