Icann news

  • DRAFT PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets October 14, 2019
    Open Date: 14 October 2019 Close Date: 27 November 2019 Originating Organization: Finance Categories/Tags: Operations/Finance Accountability/Transparency Brief Overview: Focusing on ICANN's commitment to the multistakeholder model, the ICANN org …
  • Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report October 8, 2019
    Open Date: 8 October 2019 Close Date: 25 November 2019 Originating Organization: ICANN Organization – Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives (MSSI) Categories/Tags: Reviews/Improvement Brief Overview: In its Final Report, the Registratio …

Domain News

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Domain Wire

  • MIT’s Scratch Foundation gets Scratch.org in settlement October 17, 2019
    Owner of Scratch.org domain name transfers it to non-profit as part of settlement. Scratch Foundation has settled a cybersquatting lawsuit it brought against the domain name Scratch.org with the domain’s registrant, Ravi Lahoti. Although full terms o …
  • Direct visits driving demand for domains in China October 17, 2019
    Kassey Lee reviews data about how people in China visit websites. I often hear that domains are no longer relevant because consumers simply go to their search engines for anything they want to find. This, if true, must be detrimental to domain invest …

The Domains

  • “Anticipatory cybersquatting” It’s an idea that isn’t going anywhere.” October 17, 2019
    There was an article published on AmericanBar.org from June that dealt with one lawyer’s interpretation of domain investing. Tamara Kurtzman titled her article The Continued Hijacking and Ransoming of the Domain Name System by Modern-Day Corporate Pr …
  • Mike expressed these concerns about parking a decade ago October 16, 2019
    Whether You Park Your Domains Or Not, You Better Hope Parking Stays Around Michael expressed the following: It troubles me that so many people so willing to causally write off the parking industry. Whether you park your domains or not, domain parking …

Online Domain

  • Front-running and domain names October 16, 2019
    What is front-running and how does it apply to domain names? Last month the 10-day auction for domain name detour.com was supposed to end at GoDaddy. The bids were above $30k but the domain was renewed and the auction cancelled a few hours before the …
  • Most abused domain name extensions October 15, 2019
    Spamhaus has named .com the most abused top-level domain name extension in Botnets in Q3-2019. But it is not that simple as some additional stats show. The amount of newly detected botnet command & control servers (C&Cs) reached an all-time h …

Domain Shane

  • AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 16, 2019 October 17, 2019
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on October 16, 2019. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) an …
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday October 17th, 2019 October 17, 2019
    There was a debate going on last night on Twitter about whether Supply Razor company really upgraded their name from GetSupply.com to Supply.co. Many people told the owner what a great move it was but true branding people know that he went from a bad …

Domaining

DomainIncite

  • Crunch time, again, for Whois access policy October 14, 2019
    Talks seeking to craft a new policy for allowing access to private Whois data have hit another nodal point, with the community now pressuring the ICANN board of directors for action. The Whois working group has more or less decided that a centralized …
  • Google quietly launches .new domains sunrise October 14, 2019
    Google Registry will allow trademark owners to register domains matching their marks in the .new gTLD from tomorrow. While the company hasn’t made a big public announcement about the launch, the startup dates it has filed with ICANN show that its lat …

Domain Name Journal

DotSauce Magazine

  • Domain Inquiry Analysis: Researching Offers to Maximize Domain Sales September 10, 2015
    Combining domain parking with domain inquiries is the ultimate combination for domain names that are not developed. The practice of parking domain names at a venue such as Sedo, Bodis or Domain Name Sales serves a dual purpose: To generate “pay per c …
  • How To Write Great Domain Sales Copy August 4, 2015
    You’ve registered and acquired domain names for years, and now you decided it’s time to achieve some sales. Perhaps because your portfolio has grown fatter than Elvis in his late years, or simply to get some good money back in your pocket. You’ve lis …

Domain Name Industry News

  • Axel Pawlik Steps Down as MD of RIPE NCC October 17, 2019
    Axel Pawlik has been Managing Director of RIPE NCC for 20 years. Over that period of time the organisation and the internet has changed dramatically. As MD of an organisation primarily concerned with IP addresses and networks he’s overseen the transi …
  • A Fun Domain Choice October 16, 2019
    Choosing a domain name for your business is important. Some companies end up with pretty awful domain names and end up switching to “better” ones after they’ve been in business for a while. One startup from Sweden (?) is offering an AI based service …

Domain Investing

  • Embrace the Extension in Branding October 17, 2019
    Every day, it seems like more and more startups and companies launch on, or move to, .com alternative domain name extensions. Some do this out of necessity because the matching .com is unavailable or too expensive, and others do it for branding or ot …
  • Why Fluz Chose Fluz.app October 17, 2019
    Google is the company that operates the .App domain name extension. On the Google Developers Twitter account earlier this week, the company posted a link to a YouTube video where the founder of a startup called Fluz discussed why he chose the Fluz.ap …