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Monte Cahn revealed as third new gTLD buyer

Domain investor Monte Cahn has revealed himself as the third partner in the controversial acquisition of new gTLD .hiphop from UNR. Cahn Enterprises named itself alongside already-reported consultant Jeff Neuman of JJN Solutions and publicly traded startup Digital Asset Monetary Network (DigitalAMN) as a partner in newly formed registry vehicle …

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New year, new server, new functionality

Happy new year everyone! I recently migrated DI to a new server that should allow me to both fix some issues that have bugged the site for a while, and also introduce new functionality. It’s been a frustratingly complex process — my old hosting account was the best part of …

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GoDaddy gets another year to negotiate .xxx contract

ICANN and GoDaddy seem to have missed their deadline for long-term renewal of their .xxx registry agreement for a second time. The contract was extended earlier this week until December 15, 2022, giving the parties another full year to bash out whatever amendments are needed. The initial deal, signed in …

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GoDaddy gets another year to negotiate .xxx contract

ICANN and GoDaddy seem to have missed their deadline for long-term renewal of their .xxx registry agreement for a second time. The contract was extended earlier this week until December 15, 2022, giving the parties another full year to bash out whatever amendments are needed. The initial deal, signed in …

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EURid’s CEO is retiring

EURid’s long-serving CEO is leaving and the company has started looking for someone to fill the role. A spokesperson for the .eu registry told DI this morning that Marc Van Wesemael is planning to retire after his replacement is found, which should be a matter of months. Van Wesemael has …

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EURid’s CEO is retiring

EURid’s long-serving CEO is leaving and the company has started looking for someone to fill the role. A spokesperson for the .eu registry told DI this morning that Marc Van Wesemael is planning to retire after his replacement is found, which should be a matter of months. Van Wesemael has …

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Omicron domain sells for $5,000

The domain name omicronvariant.com, hand-registered less than six months ago, has sold for $5,000 via Sedo, raising all kinds of questions about the value and future of Covid-19 variant-related domains. The domain, at time of writing, resolves to a Sedo parking page containing ads unrelated (for me) to the pandemic …

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Omicron domain sells for $5,000

The domain name omicronvariant.com, hand-registered less than six months ago, has sold for $5,000 via Sedo, raising all kinds of questions about the value and future of Covid-19 variant-related domains. The domain, at time of writing, resolves to a Sedo parking page containing ads unrelated (for me) to the pandemic …

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