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  • Peeking Inside CentralNic's Annual Report

    May 25, 2016 @ 9:49 AM

    New TLD revenues not growing as fast as you might expect. Domain name company CentralNic (LSE:CNIC) reported its audited 2015 results today. The company reported (pdf) £10.4 revenue in 2015, compared to £6.1 million the year before. Some of the jump is attributed to the acquisition of Internet.bs, which contributed £3.3 million revenue in its…

  • 1,000th New gTLD Goes Live

    May 25, 2016 @ 12:28 AM

    The 1,000th new gTLD from the 2012 application round was delegated yesterday. It was either .shop or .realestate, appropriately enough, which both appear to have been added to the DNS root zone at about the same time. Right now, there are actually only 999 new gTLDs live in the DNS. That’s because the unwanted .doosan…

  • John Berryhill Defends Another Animal, DragonBleu.com

    May 24, 2016 @ 8:07 AM

    This time, it’s a fire-breather. Bored with common earth creatures, domain name attorney John Berryhill has apparently moved on to mythical ones. He has successfully defended the domain names Pig.com, Elephant.com, Squirrels.com, Elk.com and Ant.com in previous UDRPs. Now he can add DragonBleu.com (blue dragon) to the list. Berryhill represented the owner of the domain…

  • Hexonet Expands New TLD Drop Catching Service

    May 24, 2016 @ 5:27 AM

    Customers can soon backorder premium domains and .top domain names. Domain name registrar Hexonet is expanding its domain backordering system for new top level domain names. The company recently expanded its backordering technology to drop catch expiring domain names from Donuts and Rightside. Starting next month, the backorder system will allow customers to order premium…
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  • This Week's New TLDs: .promo, .game

    May 23, 2016 @ 11:56 AM

    Afilias and Uniregistry launch new domain name options this week. Two new top level domain names become available in general availability this week. Afilias launched .promo today. The most obvious use for this domain name is for coupon codes and sales. The domains are about $10-$15 retail. .Promo is interesting because it was originally applied…

  • Schilling's North Sound Names is No Longer The Top Registrant of New gTLD's

    May 23, 2016 @ 8:09 AM

    Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names has been the largest registrant of new gTLD domain names for about as long as ntldstats has been tracking registrants. However North Sound Names has been knocked off from the top spot by West263 company out of China According to ntldstats, North Sound Names owns has just over 230,000 new…

  • Materia.com Domain Name Handed Back After Lawsuit

    May 23, 2016 @ 6:10 AM

    Materia.com was transferred after UDRP but respondent got the domain back. Michele Dinoia lost the domain name Materia.com as the respondent in a UDRP in August. Now he has the domain name back. He filed suit in September against California company Materia, Inc, which had won the domain in the UDRP. He asked the court…

  • .vip Hits 200k Registrations, $3.2 Million Within 5 Days

    May 23, 2016 @ 5:18 AM

    .VIP proves to be a VIP for MMX. MMX (Minds + Machines, LSX:MMX) had a Very Important launch last week. The company announced today that .VIP generated over 200,000 registrations after just five days of general availability. The company has $3.2 million in billings/orders for the top level domain so far, which it will recognize…

  • M+M Makes $3.2 Million in Five Days From .vip

    May 22, 2016 @ 11:41 PM

    Minds + Machines has billed $3.2 million in .vip domain names sales after the first five days of operation, the company said this morning. It’s already managed to pay off the cost of acquiring the domain at the September 2014 auction, which was $3.1 million. Between 1600 UTC May 17, when .vip went to general…

  • ICANN's New Meeting Strategy for ICANN56 in Helsinki, Finland

    May 22, 2016 @ 3:36 PM

    ICANN’s second public meeting of 2016 (ICANN56) takes place in Helsinki, Finland from 27 to 30 of June. This is the second meeting under the new meeting strategy, but the approach to the mid-year meeting is different from what attendees are used to. ICANN56 will not have an opening ceremony, high-interest topics, public forums, public…

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