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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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Bullshit ‘XYZ’ campaign at Network Solutions coming to an end

After exactly 10 days and almost 100,000 registrations later, it appears that the XYZ promotion at Network Solutions is coming to an end. As analyzed by the experts at HosterStats, the Network Solutions ‘DNA’ of .XYZ registrations does not match that of any other gTLD; the mass campaign to inflate the XYZ numbers via robo-registrations […]

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Tim Schumacher on .XYZ: How to know you really fucked up!

After reading Ron Jackson’s editorial on the XYZ “scandal”, Tim Schumacher, co-founder and former long-term CEO of Sedo.com stated: “A behavior like this is truly something I don’t miss, being out of the domain industry now for over two years…   And on a side note: if even Ron Jackson, one of the kindest and nicest […]

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Flippa seller using artificial dot XYZ numbers to promote domains!

Pumped by an unprecedented promotion by Network Solutions, the registration numbers of dot .XYZ appear to have crossed the 100,000 threshold. As debunked by many reputable domain analysts, such as Mike Berkens, Kevin Murphy and Ron Jackson, these numbers should not be counted as valid domain registrations. Unfortunately, the damage to the general interest in […]

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