Tuesday , November 24 2020

Andrew Allemann

Crypto company Ternio tries reverse domain name hijacking BlockCard.com domain name

Company that uses GetBlockCard.com filed cybersquatting dispute against BlockCard.com domain name. Blockchain and cryptocurrency company Ternio has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name BlockCard.com. The company offers a service called BlockCard that uses the domain name GetBlockCard.com. Simply Wireless, Inc., the Respondent …

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New TLD marketing with Mina Neuberg – DNW Podcast #313

Mina Neuberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Donuts, talks about marketing new top level domains to registrants. Last week, Donuts announced it was acquiring Afilias in a blockbuster deal. My guest this week is Mina Neuberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Donuts. Mina discusses branding, whether Donuts should market individual TLDs, and …

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GoDaddy breach is latest reminder to use registry lock

Websites that handle financial transactions should add Registry Lock to their domains. Brian Krebs wrote this weekend about a recent attack on cryptocurrency services via the domain name registrar GoDaddy. In at least two cases, it appears that attackers were able to either transfer a domain to another account and …

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Tess Diaz and Tim Hargis join Buckley Media

Buckley media expands its team with two new hires. Tess Diaz (left) and Tim Hargis (right) are joining Buckley Media. Domain name brokerage and branding company Buckley Media announced two new hires today. Tess Diaz is making the move after 8 years at Media Options, where she was Senior Business …

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Donuts is acquiring Afilias

A blockbuster transaction in the domain name industry as two registries combine. Donuts, the largest top level domain name operator in terms of number of extensions, is acquiring domain name registry Afilias. The deal does not include Afilias’ mobile software and domain registrar businesses. Afilias operates the backend registry for …

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Afternic may give more insight into leads

Uniregistry platform is showing when a lead comes in from Afternic. One of the nice things about Afternic is that its brokers take care of all inquiries for you. You don’t have to bother with confused inquirers and people who won’t pay anywhere close to your price. You only hear …

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Tool generates trending domain registration ideas

UIDomains takes a different approach to domain discovery. The trending keywords report on UIDomains. There are lots of domain name spinning tools out there that help you find domains to register. I recently became aware of one that takes a very different approach to the others. UIDomains.com looks at trending …

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Afilias sells its stake in MMX

Afilias USA exits its position in new top level domain company. Domain name registry Afilias has sold its stake in top level domain name company MMX (London AIM: MMX), also known as Minds + Machines. The company exited its 3.16% position in the company yesterday, according to a regulatory filing. …

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241 four letter domain names will sell tomorrow

No-reserve domain name auction ends Thursday.   Sedo’s four-letter .com domain name auction ends tomorrow. There are no reserves and all of the domains have bids — which means that all 241 domains will sell. As of the time of posting, the top bid is €2,350 for Zehe.com. I’d categorize …

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GoDaddy is down

All of GoDaddy — including its main website — are down this evening. GoDaddy is having technical difficulties this evening. The main GoDaddy.com website is not resolving, nor are many websites hosted on GoDaddy hosting. Based on tweets about the topic, the issue appears to have begun around 7:20 PM …

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GoDaddy launches GoDaddy Corporate Domains for large brands

GoDaddy rebrands Brandsight and launches it as GoDaddy Corporate Domains. GoDaddy announced GoDaddy Corporate Domains today. The brand-targeted registrar is a rechristening of Brandsight, a corporate domain name registrar that GoDaddy acquired as part of the Frank Schilling business acquisition. GoDaddy Corporate Domains will compete with corporate domain name registrars …

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UNR acquires .Trust and .LLP top level domains

Company now runs 25 top level domains. Frank Schilling’s top level domain registry UNR has added two domain names to its stable: .Trust and .LLP. This is the third home for .Trust, as Kevin Murphy reported last week. UNR says that MarkMonitor, CSC and Safenames are currently accepting pre-orders for …

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