Saturday , January 23 2021

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Ethos Capital acquires Donuts Inc.

Erik Brooks and Fadi Chehadé, Co-CEOs of Ethos Capital, made the announcement today that Ethos Capital is going to acquire controlling interest of Donuts Inc. Last month Donuts completed the acquisition of Afilias. Here is the announcement today: As Co-CEOs of Ethos Capital, LLC (“Ethos Capital”), we are happy to …

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R.I.P. Tucows Downloads – OnlineDomain.com

Tucows Downloads, the software download site that has been around since 1996, has been retired after more than 25 years of service. I didn’t know anything about domain names when I was using Tucows to download freeware and shareware software back in the late 90s. R.I.P. Tucows Downloads! A statement …

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Mike Mann sells 9 domains for $146,064 in December

Mike Mann reported 9 of his domain name sales in December for a total of $146,064. Reported prices started at $8,888 and went up to $25,400. All 9 domains were .com. The average reported domain sales price was $16,229. If you want to further understand Mike Mann’s pricing and sell-through …

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ICANN launches audit of 183 registrars

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the launch of an audit program aimed at reviewing how registrars are fulfilling their contractual obligations related to addressing reports of potentially abusive domains. This audit follows the 2019 audit program that included all active registry operators, with the objective …

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GoDaddy statement regarding AR15.com – OnlineDomain.com

GoDaddy issued a statement regarding the removal of the website AR15.com from GoDaddy registrar and hosting. Why did GoDaddy suspend services to AR15.com? On January 8, we received a complaint regarding certain content on AR15.com. Per our policy, our team investigated the content in question and confirmed it violated our …

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Elon Musk tweets about domains

Elon Musk tweeted yesterday once again about domain names. The tweet has a link to x.com and an image that shows how much someone hurts when the domain name they bought for a side project (that never launched) is up for renewal. Spoiler: it hurts a lot according to Elon. …

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CentralNic acquires SafeBrands – OnlineDomain.com

On 9 January 2021, CentralNic acquired SafeBrands, a France-based award-winning innovator and technology pioneer for a total cash consideration of up to EUR 3.6m ($4.4m), representing 0.9x its FY2019 revenue. SafeBrands operated at approximately breakeven in FY2019. Out of the total consideration, EUR 3m ($3.7m) was paid upfront with the …

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DAN 2.0 is coming soon with a new domain registrar

Dan.com will be showing a preview of DAN 2.0 at CES2021. (Dan.com will showcase their “Tech Solutions for Global Challenges” at CES2021. Dan.com have been selected to represent the delegation from The Netherlands at CES.tech to showcase how Dutch companies are providing meaningful Tech Solutions for Global Challenges. Even though …

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Rick Schwartz’s 7 lessons in domaining

Rick Schwartz has been tweeting non-stop in the past few days providing very important tips and lessons about domain names. Here are Rick Schwartz’s 7 lessons in domaining so far: Lesson 1: If you give a price, YOU LOSE!! Lesson 2: If you give a counter-offer just cuz they made …

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81,000 .EU domain names were SUSPENDED

On 1 January 2021, following the notices EURid, the .eu registry, published on their website since June 2020 and the emails they sent to affected registrars and registrars, over 81 000 domain names whose registrants had GB/GI as country code were moved to the “SUSPENDED” status. These domain names belong …

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DNWE is switching to a subscription model

DNWE 2.0 is launching on January 10th, 2021. Here are all the announced upcoming changes to the platform: Platform Subscription DNWE will be switching to a subscription model for all users. The 2021 subscription price will be $14.99 per month or $149.90 per year. Through the end of January, we’ll …

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Epik update on Afternic fast transfer status

See below Epik’s update on Afternic fast transfer status after GoDaddy terminated the Afternic/Epik partnership. Today is the day the agreement was set by GoDaddy to terminate. Regarding Afternic Faster Transfer and Epik’s Commitment to Protecting our Customers: On November 6, 2020, GoDaddy sent an anonymous letter stating they were …

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Stats about the .blog New gTLD extension

The .blog registry, Knock Knock WHOIS There, shared some stats about the quality of the New gTLD extension. Knock Knock WHOIS There, LLC is a subsidiary of Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com and Jetpack. It was created in 2015 to manage the launch and development of the .blog gTLD. Here …

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