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  • How to Prevent AWS, Azure or Google from Eating your Lunch? Work with Them Read article in a new window

    Many service providers feel like the big guys (Amazon, Google and Microsoft) are a threat. The question is what can you do about it? Do you work with them or compete against them, possibly using a federated approach?? Read More...

  • Domain Name Wire 49 minutes ago

    CentralNic: Early new TLD demand below industry expectations Read article in a new window

    Company says its registry operations are showing steady growth despite delays and low demand for new TLDs. CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) issued its interim financial report for the first half of 2014 today. The company, which is the backend registry operator for a number of top level domains, said it’s realizing steady growth in the registry […]

  • Y! News: gTLDs 50 minutes ago

    ResellerClub Releases New gTLD Pre-registrations Statistics & Announces New gTLD Summit Read article in a new window

    With several new gTLDs entering General Availability every week, domain registrar, ResellerClub has introduced a bunch of new features to help its clients focus specifically on reselling new gTLDs. The company recently launched a Pre-Registration grabber for all New gTLDs, allowing resellers to pre-book a domain name even before it was available in General Availability.   According to statistics ...

  • Domain Incite 1½ hour ago

    Comcast users report name collision bugs Read article in a new window

    US cable ISP Comcast has become the latest company to experience problems caused by name collisions with new gTLDs. In this case the gTLD in question is .network, which Donuts had delegated at the end of August. Users of Comcast’s Xfinity service have been complaining about various issues linked to collisions ever since. It turns […] Related posts: NTAG rubbishes new gTLD collision risk report Search all new gTLD collision block lists New gTLD applicants get a way to avoid name co...

  • Domain Pulse 1¾ hour ago

    Norid Looks To Make .BV Available In Netherlands Read article in a new window

    Norid, best known as the registry for .no (Norway) but also .bv (Bouvet Island) and .sj (Svalbard and Jan Mayen) is looking at making .bv available to Dutch registrants. The ccTLD is attractive to Dutch companies as the initials “bv” have the same meaning as “Ltd” for British companies and Dutch companies have been making [...]

  • The Domains 1¾ hour ago

    Donuts Beats Amazon To .Video & Wins .Money, .Sale, & .Legal In Private Auctions Read article in a new window

    In a set of private new gTLD auctions held last week Donuts has won at least 4 of them, beating out Amazon Uniregistry, Minds + Machines for the new gTLD .Vide0 (Google did not apply for .Video but did apply for .Tube).  We should also note their was no new gTLD application submitted for .Videos.  […]

  • Online Domain 1¾ hour ago

    What Areas Of London Registered The Most .London Domain Names? Read article in a new window

    1&1 and Fasthosts registrars have produced an interesting heatmap of successful .London registrations and found that the City of Westminster, is the no.1 London borough for successful .London domain registrations (14 per cent). Home to London’s West End, known for … Continue reading →

  • DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 9/23 Read article in a new window

    I’m working on an article trying to look at how LLL.coms have risen and fallen over the years in value.  Namejet has been getting some good prices lately for LLL.com and it got me to doing a little homework on how much they’ve sold for in the past.  You think you know until you get some real data and realize that you really had no idea how much things went for unless it was you buying and selling.  I didn’t realize how hard 2008 hit LLL.coms.  It killed prices.  But I’ll ...

  • Domain Incite 4¼ hours ago

    Donuts snatches four new gTLDs at auction, beating Amazon to .video Read article in a new window

    Donuts has emerged the victor from four new gTLD auctions this week, getting its hands on .money, .video, .sale and .legal. Notably, Uniregistry, Minds + Machines and Amazon have withdrawn from the .video race, leaving Donuts the winner. .video was one of the gTLDs Amazon had originally applied for as a “closed generic” that it […] Related posts: Spoof video reveals Donuts paid Tucows for two gTLDs Ten more new gTLD contests settled in auction Amazon snubs ICANN auction to w...

  • TLD Investors 6 hours ago

    Daily Sales Recap 9-22-14 Huma.com sells for $11,502 on NameJet Read article in a new window

    Daily Sales Recap 9-22-14 Actuar.com sold for $10,824 on Sedo, regged in 1997. To act in Spanish was one translation I looked at. SkyFox.com was a name I really liked and that sold for $10,000, regged in 2000 and looks to have been purchased by a German company. It looks like they already had the […]

  • The Domains 7 hours ago

    CentralNic Issues Interim Results For 6 Months Ending June 30, 2014 Read article in a new window

    CentralNic (AIM: CNIC), today announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2014. Key Points: · CentralNic has seen steady growth in its wholesale (“Registry”) business, against a background of delays in new Top-Level Domains (TLDs) and early demand levels across the industry falling short of industry expectations. · CentralNic has continued […]

  • The Domains 7¾ hours ago

    ICANN: Looks Like 2nd Round Of New gTLD Won’t Open For At Least 4 Years Read article in a new window

    ICANN released tonight a 27 page report entitled the “New gTLD Program Reviews and Assessments Draft Work Plan” (Draft Work Plan) which lays out the work required prior to initiating a subsequent application period for the New gTLD Program, taking into account the assessments anticipated in development of the Program.” “As of this writing, 404 […]

  • ICANN Ombudsman 9¼ hours ago

    Sexist Behaviour at Meetings Read article in a new window

    One of my responsibilities as the ombudsman is to be a contact point for diversity issues. This is particularly important now that ICANN has become a global organisation. Respect for diversity does extend beyond different cultures, races and other difference. It includes respect for gender in the wider sense now used. Internet organisations and indeed […]

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  • Domain Pulse 11 hours ago

    What to Expect at ICANN 51: A Guide for Business Stakeholders Read article in a new window

    Please join ICANN‘s North American engagement team, Christopher Mondini and Joseph Catapano, for a pre-ICANN51 webinar for business participants. Date: Thursday, 25 September 2014 Time: 17:00-18:00 UTC (Time Converter) This webinar is meant as an introduction to how the business sector contributes to domain name policies. The presentation is designed for people from the private [...]

  • Domain Pulse 11 hours ago

    ICANN: Subsequent New gTLD Program Activities under Consideration – Initial Work Plan Published Read article in a new window

    ICANN today published a draft Work Plan to describe the set of community reviews and activities underway and planned to support consideration of an additional application process for the next round of generic top-level domain (gTLD) names under the New gTLD Program. Download the Draft Work Plan [PDF, 397 KB] The New gTLD Program is [...]

  • Domain Pulse 11 hours ago

    ICANN: Upcoming ICG Events – Conference Call Read article in a new window

    The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its fifth conference call on Wednesday, 1 October 2014 from 04:00-05:00 UTC. For time zone conversions, please see here. The community is welcome to attend by way of a listen-only mode Virtual Meeting Room through which audio of the call will be streamed. Translations will be [...]

  • Morgan Linton 13 hours ago

    My Favorite New .CLUB Websites Read article in a new window

    It’s no secret that .CLUB has been one of the top new domain name extensions (new gTLDs) to hit the market. Along with being the first new extension to hit 100,000 paid registrations they also have seen very strong adoption from entrepreneurs all over the world. As many of you know, what excites me the […]

  • Online Domain 14 hours ago

    Daily Domain Sales (9-21-2014): WebIm.com $20,050, GoodWife.com $3,256 Read article in a new window

    WebIm.com was sold for $20,050 at DropCatch. Whois just updated and someone from China is the new owner. It was once before auctioned for $4,494 on the 13th of September but it wasn’t paid for. I know it means web … Continue reading →

  • Flippa Recap: Tasks.com for $130,000, PrivateOffers.com, Claim.net, Working.net, Market.info, Use.co.uk Read article in a new window

    Some domains that sold Tasks.com – $130,000 – Monster sale; in fact the biggest domain sale on the platform this year. Kevin Fink of Flippa was kind enough to share an update today, and confirmed that everything is on track for closing, with buyer, seller and broker (NameConnect) closing the deal via Escrow.com with a payment plan. Bidding was at $69,500 when the buyer swooped in at the buy-it-now price. Congrats to all parties involved. 333 Domain Package – $8,880 – inc...

  • Domain Incite 16 hours ago

    Fight over ICANN’s $400,000 Hollywood party Read article in a new window

    Corporate sponsors raised $250,000 to fund a $400,000 showbiz gala for ICANN 51 next month, but ICANN pulled the plug after deciding against making up the shortfall. Sources tell DI that the lavish shindig was set to take place at Fox Studios in Los Angeles on October 15, but that ICANN reneged on a commitment […] Related posts: No gala at ICANN 51 Clinton confirmed for ICANN’s SF meeting ICANN cancels New York new gTLD party

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