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  • Verisign Adds 2.65 Million Net New .com & .net Domains in Q1 2016

    April 28, 2016 @ 1:20 PM

    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today reported financial results and details about .com and .net registrations and renewals for the first quarter of 2016. Business Highlights: Verisign Registry Services added 2.65 million net new names during the first quarter, ending with 142.5 million .com and .net domain names in the domain name base, which represents a…

  • Verisign Has Another Amazing Quarter

    April 28, 2016 @ 12:18 PM

    .Com and .net continue to surge for Verisign. Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) reported Q1 results after the bell today. It had another strong quarter, topping its forecast for net domain name additions. It expected 1.5 to 2.0 million net adds in the quarter. It hit 2.65 million, suggesting that the surge in Chinese domain investing in Q4…

  • Ubisoft Files UDRP On Farcry.com

    April 28, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

    The Merriam-Website dictionary gives two definitions of what far cry means: “a long distance” or “something notably different.” According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website, Ubisoft Entertainment has filed a UDRP for the FarCry.com domain name. The case is WIPO Case D2016-0841. Whois records show that FarCry.com was created all the way back in September of 1997 – nearly 19 years ago…

  • GoDaddy Files Patents for Domain Title and Fast Transfer

    April 28, 2016 @ 7:30 AM

    Company wants patents for verifying a domain’s title history and for its Fast Transfer system. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published two patent applications today that were filed by GoDaddy. The first is for a way to determine title of a domain name and the likelihood that it has a bad title, either due…

  • ICANN Warns New TLD Owners, Emerson Bows Out

    April 28, 2016 @ 5:30 AM

    200 new top level domain names are nearing deadline. ICANN has warned new top level domain name companies to get a move on, and one .brand owner has terminated its new TLD ambitions. In a post on its website, ICANN reminded contracted registries that they have 12 months to delegate their top level domain after…

  • Rick Schwartz Files UDRP On Domainking.biz

    April 27, 2016 @ 1:34 PM

    Rick Schwartz’s company Virtual Dates, Inc has filed a second UDRP based on his “Domain King” federally registered trademark, this time on the domain name DomainKing.biz. About a month ago Rick Schwartz filed a UDRP on the domain name DomainKing.ng. .Ng is the country code (ccTLD) for Nigeria. At that time Rick told TheDomains.com that…

  • Let The Cruz - Fiorina Domain Name Registrations Begin...

    April 27, 2016 @ 1:06 PM

    People are registering some crappy domain names for a potential Republican ticket. Ted Cruz made the unusual step today of naming a vice presidential candidate should he get his party’s nomination. Cruz said former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, who dropped out of the Presidential race in February, would be his vice president. Immediately, punters took…

  • The .web gTLD Could Go Live in 2016

    April 27, 2016 @ 11:44 AM

    The new gTLD .web could be coming to the internet sooner than expected after two of the remaining barriers to delegation disappeared. Following the withdrawal last week of an application for the plural .webs, an auction for .web could happen in the next couple of months, enabling a go-live date possibly in 2016. .web, often…

  • Hexonet Launching Backorder Service for Dropping Donuts & Rightside New gTLD's Domains

    April 27, 2016 @ 9:58 AM

    The domain name registrar Hexonet just announced they are starting a backorder service for dropping new gTLD domain names starting on May 1st for Donuts and Rightside strings. Prices vary by the string and domain names that have more the one backorder will go to auction Here is the announcement: HEXONET’s is activating Backordering for…

  • Greimann Wins Nominet Board Seat

    April 27, 2016 @ 7:40 AM

    Key-Systems general counsel Volker Greimann has been elected to Nominet’s board as a non-executive director, beating two rival candidates. Nominated by Blacknight and EuroDNS, he got 1,169,785 of the 2,144,612 votes cast, beating Dot Advice CEO Phil Buckingham and Namesco domain development manager Kelly Salter. Nominet uses a somewhat complex single transferable vote system in…

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