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  • UK Charity "Homeless International" With an Annual Budget £20 Million Rebrands to an .xyz

    October 22, 2014 @ 9:59 AM

    Homeless International a .UK based charity with an annual budget £20 million announced they havere-branded from Homeless-International.org to Reall.xyz The NGO has been around since 1989 “focusing on urban poverty issues (including slums and social housing) in the developing world” The charity has its own Wikipedia.org page Here is some…

  • A Million Domain Names Have Been Suspended, and Law Enforcement is AWOL

    October 22, 2014 @ 9:56 AM

    Domain registrars plead for data as websites go dark thanks to whois verification requirements. It has been almost a year since most large domain name registrars have been required to verify certain elements of domain name whois information. For now, it’s pretty simple. Your registrar sends an email to the whois contact on your domain…

  • VirnetX Gets Patent for Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names

    October 22, 2014 @ 8:43 AM

    VirnetX™ Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that on October 21, 2014, it was granted a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Patent no. 8,868,705, entitled “Agile Network Protocol for Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names.” Multiple applications are in development that…

  • .NYC: 22% of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain Each, 3% of Registrants Bought 30% of All Domains

    October 22, 2014 @ 8:13 AM

    .NYC launched on Wednesday the 8th of October. I wanted to find who bought what domains and how many domain names were bought by each registrant. .NYC didn’t get the results some people were expecting and people that registered .nyc…

  • GoDaddy Paid Up to $45 Million for Mad Mimi, Amends S-1

    October 22, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

    GoDaddy’s amended s-1 filing shows that it paid $42 million plus up to $3 million in bonuses for email marketing firm. GoDaddy filed an amended S-1 with the SEC yesterday. Most of the changes from the previous S-1, filed in August, are subtle. The latest filing does not include third quarter results. The most notable…

  • First Rakuten Dropped Buy.com, Now It Plans to Nix Play.com

    October 22, 2014 @ 6:27 AM

    Company to nix the Play.com brand in favor of Rakuten.co.uk. Japanese ecommerce company Rakuten is doing something rather unusual: it is dropping the use of great, generic domain names in favor of its own brand Rakuten. Last year the company dropped the Buy.com brand from the company of the same name it bought in 2010,…

  • .AU Report: 2.9 Million Domains, 6% Growth, 43% of Domains are Under 2 Years Old

    October 21, 2014 @ 1:30 PM

    A new report on .au, the Australian ccTLD, reveals that almost 50 percent of all .au domain names are between nine and 15 characters in length, while New South Wales claims the honour of the state with the largest number…

  • ICANN Slashes New TLD Forecast, But is It Enough?

    October 21, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

    ICANN is forecasting 15 million new TLD registrations during the current fiscal year. ICANN has slashed the number of new top level domain name registrations it expects during this fiscal year for budgeting purposes, but is its picture still too rosy? That’s a question that members of the Registrar Stakeholders group asked ICANN’s board last…

  • Why Kicking Out The .gay "Community" Was Right

    October 21, 2014 @ 8:36 AM

    Since Dotgay’s application for a Community Priority Evaluation on .gay failed last week, there’s been some unrest among its supporters and in the media. An effort to get #ICANNisBroken trending hasn’t exactly set the Twittersphere alight, but there have been a handful of news stories that attack the CPE decision for failing to represent the…

  • 83% of Lawyers Not Eager to Get .lawyer or .attorney Domains

    October 21, 2014 @ 8:35 AM

    Here are the results of the latest Law Times online poll. According to the poll, the majority of respondents aren’t too eager to register a .lawyer or a .attorney domain name for their websites. 83% of poll respondents said a…

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