Three levels of .rs domain name protection

RNIDS is currently the only top-level Internet domain registry offering three levels of domain name protection, to users of the .RS and .СРБ national domains: Secure Mode, Client-Side Lock and Registry Lock. All of these options have been implemented in the new RSreg 2.0 domain name registration system, and as of 1st January 2017 have been made available to registrants via RNIDS registrars. The security solutions that have been employed prevent abuse by cyber-criminals by locking down critical domain operations for protected domain names. How to protect your .rs domain It is more and more common to hear reports of

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Finnish fi-domain name celebrates 30 years

Finns have been able to use Finland’s own national domain name ending with .fi for 30 years. FICORA has operated the domain for almost 20 years after the administration of fi-domain names was transferred to FICORA in 1997. The first Domain Name Act in 2003 was an important milestone. “The Act loosened the regulation on issuing fi-domain names. At the same time, FICORA introduced an automated domain name service. FICORA also gave up the preliminary investigation of domain name applications,” explains Juhani Juselius, Head of Fi-Domain Names. Another important turning-point occurred in 2006 when private persons were invited to apply


Interesting Domain Stats You May Not Know

  The world’s first registered domain name is registered in March 15, 1985 which is the oldest name in the world. According to VeriSign reports, there are more than 195 million global top-level domains. 53% of searches for legacy TLDs came back as unavailable for registration. The same was the case for 44% of new TLDs. According to world Guinness’s book, website: is one of the most expensive domain names with the selling price up to $7.5 million. However, there are many business fields which help to bring a mountain of money for its owner. The most expensive


How to be successful in Domain Business

There are two essential questions you have to face when entering the World of Domains: “How do you find the appropriate price for your domain?” and “how do you know that you did not pay too much for your domain name?”. Let us answer these questions for you: When using the correct strategy it’s easy to make the right decision in terms of finding the perfect domain or designating an optimal selling price. As a company you need a domain name that is geared to core values and focus of your organization, as well as being generic and easy to


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Domain Wire

  • GoDaddy drops Uniregistry again August 18, 2017
    This time it appears to be permanent. Earlier today I recorded a podcast with Frank Schilling that will air Monday morning. During the recording, Schilling informed me that GoDaddy will stop offering Uniregistry top level domain names. This isn’t the …
  • Champagne Bong company loses domain dispute August 18, 2017
    Complainant has drunk too much champagne. A company that sells “champagne bongs” (seriously, take a look) has lost a cybersquatting complaint it brought in an effort to upgrade its domain name to .com. Chambong uses the domain name and fi …

The Domains

  • Interesting discussion on domain names August 17, 2017
    It’s always interesting to me to see domain names get discussed by non domainers. Most of the times there is only 1 or 2 comments on a website outside the industry. There was an interesting Reddit thread that has quite a lively discussion. There were …
  • Milestone reached – 10,000 posts August 16, 2017
    A couple milestones reached today, I turned 50 and has reached 10,000 published posts. first post was published on December 4, 2007. Since then Mike Berkens set out to discuss all things domaining, from advising people t …

Online Domain

  • Video Interview: Due diligence before buying a website August 18, 2017
    In a series of interviews with website investor Joe Burrill, Flippa uncovers his secrets for website due diligence and talks about mistakes he has made in the past. Watch the video below with Tony Barrett, CEO of Flippa, where he interviews Joe Burri …
  • A must read domain name management handbook written by a brand protection agency August 17, 2017
    MarkMonitor, a brand protection agency, published the updated (2017 version) domain name management handbook that everyone working with domain names (including domain name investors) should read at least once. Even if you are familiar with most aspec …

Domain Shane

  • AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 17, 2017 August 18, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 17, 2017.  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 n …
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday August 18th August 18, 2017
    I had the oddest thing happen yesterday.  I forgot to tell Travis we had a sponsored name for the list.  Travis was nice enough to write the list as I had meetings in Chicago and an event at night as well and didn’t have time for the list.   So I tol …


  • Friendly Fraud, Domain Theft And More! August 18, 2017 Today: Implications of quickly accepting lower domain offers / Your Thought Process when you Hand Reg Dropped Domains / I am buying premium one word .coms – budget: Up to $150,000 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain …
  • Fey Day August 18, 2017 Tina Fey Sheetcaking — Thank You My Fave Sites of the Below is: Worth …


  • Another auDA director quits after conflict claims August 16, 2017
    Australian ccTLD manager auDA has lost its second director in two week with the resignation of Michaella Richards, announced today. Richards’ position had been subject to criticism by disgruntled auDA members. It had been speculated that her appointm …
  • Endurance losing founder-CEO next week August 16, 2017
    Endurance International, the parent company of registrar brands including Public Domain Registry, BuyDomains, and BigRock, will see its founding CEO resign next week. The company said this week that Hari Ravichandran will be replaced by Je …

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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

  • Daily Stormer Back Online Using a .Ru Domain August 16, 2017
    Daily Stormer, the right-wing hate site, has been bouncing around the internet over the last few days. After being booted by GoDaddy it switched to Google, who took the .com domain name offline. They then switched to using the “dark web” with a .onio …
  • Daily Stormer Switches to Dark Web; Tucows Pulls Whois Privacy August 16, 2017
    The Daily Stormer was knocked offline for a few hours when Google pulled the domain from the DNS. However they’ve now switched to the “dark web” and are using a .onion domain. In order to access the site you would need to use a Tor browser, though th …

Domain Investing

  • 1991 Registration, Subject of UDRP August 18, 2017
    A UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the domain name. The  filing can be seen at, and it is case #1743189. has been registered for over 25 years. It was created in November of 1991, and i …
  • Ebay Allegedly Bullying NatureBay August 18, 2017
    According to a report on Fox 13 (the Tampa, Florida Fox affiliate station), Ebay is allegedly bullying a website called NatureBay. It would appear Ebay has an issue with the “Ebay” that is found in the NatureBay branding. The domain nam …