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.COM Price Increases Happening

We’ve hit the final four years of the negotiated six year periods between ICANN and Verisign. A “fiscal” year in this case goes from September through October. As reported last year in .COM Price Increase is No Big Deal, “Verisign and ICANN may agree to amend the .COM Registry Agreement to permit an increase to […]

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Buy the Internet for $35 Million

At least $35 million! Internet.com has been privately trying to be placed for a few weeks now, I’ve been sitting on this for a bit since respecting your sources is important. Luckily for the public, now we can talk about it courtesy of Elliot Silver, at DomainInvesting, Internet.com Goes Back on the Market: “Sealed bids […]

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Perl.com Stolen

We’ve seen many domain names hijacked over the years, Google, Microsoft, and the insane story of sex.com (heck the Vice story about sex.com is just a teaser to an entire book about the issue), and last week we got an open source domain owned by the Perl Foundation stolen, BleepingComputer, Perl.com domain stolen, now using IP […]

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Morning Coffee: .TRUST

So this is a little breaking news in the domain name ecosystem, fresh in my inbox from Jothan Frakes, .TRUST TLD moves from NCC Group to UNR (Uniregistry). There are so many top-level domains (TLDs) that it’s hard to keep track but surprised this one hasn’t had more play this year. In the domain name […]

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i2Coalition and The Domain Name Association Merge to Create North America’s Largest Internet Infrastructure Advocacy Group

Great news for two very important infrastructure organizations. I was able to catch up with Christian Dawson, Co-Founder of the i2Coalition, for a quick exclusive to ask what this means for end users, agencies, and site owners. Companies join trade associations to deal with issues on which they can achieve more together than they are […]