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  • Google Bolsters Google Domains, Switching to

    October 6, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

    Registrar is revving up with simple email connection, more domain options. Google announced today that it’s adding features to its domain name registrar Google Domains, plus expanding the number of domain names it offers. I suspect Google is also getting ready to change the domain name the service is hosted on. The company is making…

  • .food Applies for Dot-brand Status, But You Can Help Stop It

    October 6, 2015 @ 9:12 AM

    Scripps Networks, the company that runs the Food Network television network, wants to make .food a dot-brand gTLD that only it can use. The company has applied to ICANN to have Specification 13 exemptions incorporated into its Registry Agreement. Spec 13 is an add-on to the RA that dot-brands use to exempt themselves from having…

  • Oversee Founder & Former CEO Lawrence Ng Links Up With Metamorphic Ventures

    October 6, 2015 @ 8:35 AM

      According to, Lawrence Ng, the founder and former CEO of, which of course at one time owned, and along with around a reported one million domain names, is now running an asset management company called LNG Management and has linked up with New York City based venture capital firm Metamorphic…

  • Foreshadows AWS Re:invent News With Domain Name Registrations

    October 6, 2015 @ 7:12 AM

    What will Amazon reveal at AWS re:Invent this week? Here are some clues. registered 21 domain names yesterday that likely foreshadow product announcements at this week’s AWS re:Invent conference. The company registered 5 internet of things domain names as it prepares to launch a cloud-based service for IOT this week:,,,,…

  • .sex Domain Name Enters "Matching" Period

    October 6, 2015 @ 5:20 AM

    Companies have 30 days to buy matching domain names. The .Sex top level domain name has exited sunrise and is now available to more registrants. From now until October 30, anyone who owns a .xxx domain name can register a .sex domain name. Also, if you paid to block your .xxx name during the .xxx…

  • .xxx, .porn., .adult & .sex Start Selling Premium Domains Through Registrars + 2 Characters

    October 6, 2015 @ 5:19 AM

    ICM Registry (ICM) which operates .xxx as well as the new gTLD’s .porn, .adult and .sex announced today the launch of its tiered-pricing, premium names program for .XXX, .ADULT, .PORN and .SEX.domain names. ICM is joining a growing list of new gTLD registries who are selling the vast majority of its premium domain names through…

  • Famous Four Sells $2.1 Million in Domain Names: 320 Premiums Through Registrar Channel

    October 6, 2015 @ 4:43 AM

    According to a story out today in Famous Four Media (FFM) is now selling premium domain names in some of their new gTLD extensions through the registrar channel. Since launching the premium domain program three months ago FFM has sold 320 domains ranging in 8 pricing levels. “In the month of August, Famous Four…

  • After 13 Years Luxury Jewelry Brand Chopard Gets

    October 5, 2015 @ 8:23 AM

    Chopard International just won control of the domain name which was registered on November 1, 2002. The domain is going to a parked page and I can tell you as a buyer of Chopard Jewelry the term Happy Diamonds is a major brand for the company and they have held a trademark on the…

  • .com Winners Update: Google Domains is Growing

    October 5, 2015 @ 6:51 AM

    Here’s how registrars fared with .com in June. ICANN has published Verisign’s registrar data for .com from June. As always, GoDaddy dominated the charts in terms of new registrations. And, for the second month in a row, it avoided the top 5 when it comes to net transfer losses. But the bigger story to me…

  • Moving Banking Internet Operations to

    October 5, 2015 @ 6:08 AM announced today it was going to be moving its online banking operations to the domain name Dollar.Bank in October: “.BANK is a new, more secure Internet domain for banks. It is an easily identifiable channel for trusted communications between banks and their customers. Since the .BANK environment is exclusive to the banking industry,…
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