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.band, .rip, .space, .wedding at EnCirca

General Availability – first-come, first-serve: .band – $25 .rip – $20 .space – $10 Sunrise – for Trademark Owners only:  .wedding – $105 Find out more about our sunrise, landrush and general availability offerings on our new gTLD page. [...] Continue reading


.country $2 deal ends Jan 31st!

EnCirca’s $2 dot-country domain deal is ending soon! Get your name for an introductory price of just $2.00 for a one year registration. For some folks, “country” means boot-stomping music. For others, it means a place they live or come from (or want to be at!) Whatever! at this price, get them before [...] Continue reading

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Puppy dogs for sale on GoDaddy parody site

Someone is having fun with GoDaddy’s withdrawn commercial…and doing it with GoDaddy services. GoDaddy won’t run its controversial Journey Home commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The ad featured a site called Gabby’s Goldens that sold dogs online. It drew the ire of pet lovers and advocates everywhere. Yet someone is having some fun [...] Continue reading


Oreos! Greek registrant wins domain at auction

A few days ago we indicated the roots of the word “Oreos” to be a phonetic representation of the Greek word for “handsome” or “beautiful“, ΩΡΑΙΟΣ. The domain was auctioned off yesterday, and the winner paid $1,650 to acquire the domain, which – depending on use – might have some issues with the famous [...] Continue reading

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New in the Marketplace – Webflow, a drag-and-drop site builder for modern websites

Our App Marketplace is filled with dozens of great platforms you can add to your domain with just a few clicks (no DNS knowledge required), and in 2015, we’re looking to add a ton more. As we add new platforms to the list, you can get a little taste of what [...] Continue reading

DomainGang : Francois pulls the plug at midnight on Friday

It’s often a good idea to refresh one’s business, and, the active project of French domain entrepreneur Francois Carrillo, is not an exception. Despite recent rumors on a sale, the buyer disappeared into thin air, sending Francois off in a quest for a business partner. As of today, there has been no official announcement [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

LeadPages is a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker

WIPO panel finds that lead generation technology company abused UDRP. A three person World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found the company behind to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting complaint. Avenue 81, Inc., which offers lead generation software and tools at, filed a cybersquatting complaint against Karl Payne, [...] Continue reading

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