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  • 8 New TLDs Release Over 160,000 Collision Domain Names Today

    November 26, 2014 @ 1:18 PM

    8 New TLDs are releasing over 160,000 collision domains names today. Internet Corporation of Names and Numbers (ICANN) required that millions of domain names were reserved when these New gTLDs first entered general availability. Now it has been decided that…

  • HomeAdvisor's Costly Name Change is Paying Off

    November 25, 2014 @ 6:53 AM

    HomeAdvisor spent a lot of money on its rebrand, and saw a sharp drop in traffic initially, but it has paid off. A couple weeks ago Quebec announced a decision to opt-out of switching its web presence over to the new .quebec domain name, citing a price tag north of $10 million. Just how much…

  • Uniregistry Launches 5 New gTLD

    November 25, 2014 @ 6:35 AM

    Uniregistry is launching 5 new gTLD’s today the 25th of November 2014 at 16:00 UTC. .click which will have no reserved domains except for the 100 domains registered by the registry and domain names on the ICANN collision list .Click is priced at $5.99 at Godaddy The other four extensions of Uniregistry have quite a…

  • Donuts Predicts a Renewal Rate of Greater Than 80% for Its New gTLDs

    November 21, 2014 @ 1:27 PM

    Paul Stahura, founder and CEO Donuts Inc., wrote an article on CircleID about the upcoming New gTLDs renewals. Shahura said that he conservatively predicts an initial renewal rate of greater than 80% for Donuts gTLDs. Here are some highlights from…

  • Nissan Sells Z.com Domain Name to GMO Internet for $6.8 Million

    November 21, 2014 @ 6:10 AM

    GMO to use Z.com domain name to fuel global expansion. GMO Internet, operator of Japan’s largest domain name registrar, has acquired the one letter domain name Z.com for JPY800 million ($6.8 million), the company announced today. Japanese car manufacturer Nissa sold the domain name, which it previously used to promote its Nissan Z car. GMO…

  • Frank Schilling Changes Strategy for .Click Launch

    November 20, 2014 @ 1:33 PM

    NothingHeldBack.click. 5 more Uniregistry domain names go into general availability next week. And for one of them, .click, Frank Schilling is taking a different strategy when it comes to holding back domain names. In previous launches, Schilling’s companies have registered thousands — even tens out thousands — of names ahead of general availability launch. That…

  • Uniregistry: No Reserved or Collision Domains Held Back Except for Single Characters

    November 20, 2014 @ 1:19 PM

    We just received this from Uniregistry which is launching .Click on November 25th. Pricing for a .Click domain will be $6.88 or less at retail. “We will no longer have a registry reserved list at the time of launch for any domain name beyond single-characters. If your registrar…

  • ICANN Terminates Accreditation of Panama Registrar With Zero Domains

    November 20, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

    ICANN sent a notice of termination of registrar accreditation agreement for the registrar Vigson, Inc. from Panama on the 18th of November 2014. As of 18 November 2014, Vigson, Inc.’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated…

  • Rightside Shares Hit New Low

    November 20, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

    Domain name company isn’t getting much love from Wall Street. Shares of domain name company Rightside have dropped 15% this week, and hit an all time low of $8.33 in trading yesterday. Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) is trading for $8.55 per share this afternoon. It’s unclear what caused the sharp drop this week. Rightside reported earnings…

  • GoDaddy is Looking for a $4.5 Billion Dollar Valuation in Its IPO Rolling Out Next Year

    November 20, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

    According to the New York Post, GoDaddy.com is pushing ahead with an initial public offering early next year that would value the world’s biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5 billion GoDaddy is stressing its desire to diversify from a domain registrar to a business that builds out Web sites for customers and helping them…

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