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Criminal Hired to Force Domain Owner to Transfer a Name at Gunpoint Gets Shot Himself

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News criminal hired force domain owner transfer gunpoint shot All http://www.dnjournal.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Poetic justice? In addition to getting shot with his own weapon the crook was sentenced to 20 years in prison with the guy who hired him next in line.
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Domain Registrants Urged to Weigh In On Unlimited .ORG Price Hikes Before Monday Deadline

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News domain registrants urged weigh unlimited org price hikes monday deadline All http://www.dnjournal.com   Discuss  | Add To 
.ORG domains may end up costing a lot more money if an ICANN proposal to allow unlimited increases passes. Time is running out for registrants to object.
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Sedo Bags Another 6-Figure Sale and .CLUB Rings Up the Year's Biggest Non .COM gTLD Sale to Date

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News sedo bags 6-figure sale club rings years biggest gtld sale date All https://www.dnjournal.com   Discuss  | Add To 
The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. Highlights included the 17th six-figure (or higher) sale reported for far this year and the biggest non .com gTLD sale of 2019.
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Verisign stock tops $200 per share

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News verisign stock tops 200 share All https://domainnamewire.com   Discuss  | Add To 
It’s not quite the dot.com boom, but Verisign’s share price has hit a key number. Verisign’s (NASDAQ: VRSN) stock price has eclipsed $200 per share for the first time since the dot com boom. Shares briefly traded for above $250 in March 2000 before the bubble burst. The company’s market cap is about $24 billion. […]
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Verisign posts earnings, nearly 70% operating margin

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News verisign posts earnings 70 operating margin All https://domainnamewire.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Results continue to tick upward as company pushes for price increases. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported first quarter earnings yesterday afternoon. It generated $306 million revenue for the quarter and a 69.4% non-GAAP operating margin. The business created $187 million in operating cash flow. People registered 9.8 million .com and .net domain names in […]
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Glitch causes GoDaddy auction confusion

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News glitch godaddy auction confusion All https://domainnamewire.com   Discuss  | Add To 
You won the auction! Or not. A glitch caused a GoDaddy auction bidder to think he’d won an auction, only to end up the runner up. The bidder sent a screenshot to Domain Name Wire showing that he’d won the auction for OrganicFlowers.com: But the bidder was in for a surprise. He wrote: Notice I […]
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How to keep your domains from being stolen (2019 edition)

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News domains stolen 2019 edition All https://domainnamewire.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Consider these eight safeguards to keep thieves away from your domain names. If you own domain names–particularly good names–you are at risk of having your valuable assets stolen from you. Thieves will try to compromise your domain registrar account (sometimes by first compromising your email account) and transfer the domains to another registrar. Sometimes they […]
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Clothing company tries to reverse hijack domain name

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News clothing company reverse hijack domain All https://domainnamewire.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Company was “factually misleading” and committed “egregious overreaching”. Brooksburnett Investments Ltd, which sells clothing under the Incanto brand, has been found to have committed reverse domain name hijacking in a dispute over the domain Icanto.com. The company uses the domain name Incanto.eu. A three-person World Intellectual Property Organization panel did extra research to figure out […]
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ICA rallies the troops to defeat .org price hikes. It won’t work

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News ica rallies troops defeat org price hikes wont work All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Over 100 letters have been sent to ICANN opposing the proposed lifting of price caps in .org, after the Internet Commerce Association reached out to rally its supporters. This is an atypically large response to an ICANN public comment period, and there are four days left on the clock for more submissions to be made, […]Related posts:Verisign to keep price increase power under new .net contract US probing Verisign price hikes, .com contract may be extended Uniregistry to grandfather existing domains before big price increases
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Karklins beats LaHatte to chair ICANN’s Whois privacy team

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News karklins beats lahatte chair icanns whois privacy team All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Latvian diplomat and former senior WIPO member Janis Karklins has been appointed chair of the ICANN working group that will decide whether to start making private Whois records available to trademark owners. Karklins’ appointment was approved by the GNSO Council last week. He beat a single rival applicant, New Zealand’s Chris LaHatte, the former ICANN […]Related posts:Crunch Whois privacy talks kick off Pritz quits Whois privacy group as work enters impossible second phase Council of Europe has Whois privacy concerns too
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ICANN to approve new UDRP provider

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News icann approve udrp provider All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
ICANN is set to approve a new UDRP provider at a board of directors meeting next week. May 3, the board will approve the Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre as its sixth approved provider and the second based in North America. The resolution to approve its now year-old application is on the consent agenda […]Related posts:New UDRP provider headed by “ace cyber lawyer” Businesses to object to Arab UDRP provider Asian outfit named second URS provider
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Amazon tells power-hungry governments to get stuffed

DomainNames (#1) 86 days ago News amazon tells power-hungry governments stuffed All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Amazon has rejected attempts by South American governments to make the would-be gTLD .amazon “jointly owned”. In a letter to ICANN last week, Amazon VP of public policy Brian Huseman finally publicly revealed the price Amazon is willing to pay for its dot-brand, but said members of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization are asking for […]Related posts:Amazon offered $5 million of free Kindles for .amazon gTLD ICANN plays tough over Amazon dot-brands Updated: More .amazon delay as governments cancel talks