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VeriSign Statement Regarding .Web Auction Results

August 1, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN), a global leader in domains and internet security, today announced the following information regarding the .WEB TLD: The Company entered...

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Nu Dot Co (VeriSign?) Won the Rights to Operate .Web for a Whopping $135M

July 29, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 1

The results of the ICANN auction are in: $135M has been bid to be able to operate .web domains. The payment for this auction will...

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ICANN Releases the gTLD Marketplace Health Index for Community Feedback

July 19, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 1

Earlier today ICANN published the gTLD Marketplace Health Index (BETA) for community feedback. The gTLD Marketplace Health Index displays trends and statistics related to generic...

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Sky Wins WIPO against Pirate Site but Forgets to Take Site Down

July 13, 2016 Domaining News, Trademarks 0

Earlier this year Sky, the well-known British telecommunications company, filed a WIPO (World International Property Organization) domain dispute against a pirate website, Skysportslive.tv, that was streaming...

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Marlboro Wins WIPO Domain Dispute

June 29, 2016 Domaining News, Trademarks 0

The world famous cigarette brand, Marlboro, managed to easily win a WIPO concerning 2 domain names, marlboro-carton.com and marlboroscarton.com, that tried to profit from the “Marlboro”...

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Facebook Wins WIPO Domain Dispute

June 22, 2016 Domaining News, Trademarks 0

Social networking giant Facebook filed a domain dispute on April 19th at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) concerning the domain name Facebook360.com. Facebook360.com was registered...

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.STORE General Availability Starts Tomorrow

The .STORE landrush is almost coming to an end. At the time of writing 775 .STORE domains have already been registered. General availability will start...

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UK Creative Ideas Limited Will Launch .ART in the Fall of 2016

May 31, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

UKCI (UK Creative Ideas Limited) has signed an agreement with ICANN ( Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to exclusively operate the new .ART...

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DNForum.com Relaunched Today After Being Parked on Sedo

Short recap of the facts: In February this year DNForum.com stopped resolving. Adam Dicker at the time was handling (or not handling) numerous complaints from...

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The Very First .Blog Domain, Nic.blog, is Now Online and Looking for Registrars

May 19, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

According to a blog post on WPTavern.com (the offical blog of WordPress) the very first .blog domain, Nic.blog, has now been launched and wants registrars...

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Now Possible to List Numerical, Short or One Word Domains For Sale on Pheenix

I just received the following email from Pheenix: It’s been a whiles since you’ve heard from us. As you have noticed, we have been making...

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ICANN Terminates 9 New gTLDs from Africa

May 10, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 2

ICANN has terminated 9 out of 17 new gTLDs from Africa notwithstanding the fact that those applicants paid $185K for each and every one of...

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WhatsApp Wins UDRP Domain Dispute

On March 24, 2016 WhatsApp, the globally known mobile instant messaging service, filed an UDRP domain dispute for 2 domain names, whatsapp-plus.org and ogwhatsapp.org, at...

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ICANN Relocates Meeting Because of Zika Threat

May 5, 2016 Domaining News 0

The ICANN 56 meeting that was scheduled to be held in Panama has been relocated to Helsinki. The ICANN 57 meeting that is currently scheduled...

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ICANN Annoyed That Many Brands Aren’t Using Their Dot-Brand Domains

April 30, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

More than 200 of the biggest brands, such as Nike, Intel, Netflix, Lego and the NFL, have been asked by domain name overseer ICANN in...

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67 Domains of Websites Selling Counterfeit Drugs Have Been Seized by Feds

April 27, 2016 Domaining News 0

According to the US Attorney Office special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations have seized 67 domain names. Visitors to...

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