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The Curious Case of

Namepros member Wot posted a thread a few days back where he asked the community what they thought about a certain situation involving a domain registration and it ending up in the account of the CEO of the registrar. At first he could not give the full details, he has now given the full name [...] Continue reading

ICANN: IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group to Issue Request for Proposal (RFP) to Fulfill Secretariat Function

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a suitable contractor through ICANN process to perform its secretariat function. The ICG was established as a result of a broad community consultation and in response to the announcement by the U.S National Telecommunication and Information Administration Department [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

Big Day Tomorrow

Well tomorrow is a big day for Fashion Metric so I’m going to keep this post incredibly short. Daina presents to a room of about 1,000 people along with ten other companies that are part of our Techstars class. We also just found-out that Fashion Metric will also be featured on Product Hunt tomorrow and [...] Continue reading


Watch the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (#IGF2014) Live All This Week from Istanbul

The Ninth Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Meeting is taking place all this week, September 2-5, 2014, in Istanbul, Turkey and live video streams are available for all the sessions at: To figure out which video stream to watch you need to know the room in which the session you [...] Continue reading


Eweek’s list of 10 Most Popular New gTLDs does not include XYZ

In what appears to be an intentional omission, a new post on Eweek covering the popularity of gTLDs completely shuns .XYZ from its Top 10 list. Notorious for its robo-registrations via a Network Solutions mega-freebiethon, the .XYZ gTLD gets no love from Eweek. The list of top gTLDs includes: Dot .Guru Dot .Berlin Dot . [...] Continue reading


DomainTools Forges Industry Partnerships to Bring Powerful Solutions to Security Threat Investigators

In a press release today, we made an announcement about our partnerships with Mandiant, Cyber Squared Inc. and Malformity Labs to help provide security analysts with more powerful threat intelligence and cybercrime investigation solutions. Through these integrations, investigators who rely on our unparalleled repository of DNS and Whois data, will be able to more effectively [...] Continue reading

Domain Flipper

Search Engines

They are sounding names on everyone's lips, but not many people realize the true meaning of those words. What do you mean Google? Should I be afraid of Inktomi? Who and under what circumstances invented called Yandex - by Yandex and Rambler - by Rambler? Google - derived from "googol," the mathematical term for [...] Continue reading

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