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Internet could get one-letter gTLDs (but there’s a catch)

ICANN is set to loosen up its restrictions on single-character gTLDs in the 2026 application round, according to draft Applicant Guidebook language. But the exemption to the usual rule applies only to gTLDs written in one script — Han, which is used in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Applied-for Latin-script strings must be three characters and [...] Continue reading


.ai registry fights deadbeats with tweaked auction rules

With too many auction winners failing to hand over the loot, the .ai registry has changed its auction terms to make being a deadbeat more expensive. The registry has increased its deposit requirement from 2% to 5% for bidders considered “high risk”, which basically means new customers, or $100, whichever is higher. The deposit is [...] Continue reading


Should all auction houses implement a deposit requirement?

.Ai is going to be initiating deposit requirements for their expired auctions. Vincent Cate also doubled down on the fact that only the domain owner will know when their .ai domain name expires. You can click on the below tweet to read the discussion. Would you like to see other auction house follow this move? [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

.AI Auctions: “too many cases of people not paying”

The most popular auction events in the last year have been the monthly .AI expiry auctions held by the .AI registry in Anguilla. Apparently, there has been a dearth of non-paying bidders who participate in these auctions. As a result, the .AI registry is making a change. Vincent Cate, the person who manages the .AI [...] Continue reading


Conheça a história da Zoop e o que sua tecnologia oferece!

A história da Zoop começou em 2013, a partir da identificação de uma necessidade latente do mercado financeiro brasileiro: a oferta de uma tecnologia robusta, prática e eficiente que entregasse a outras empresas a capacidade de criar as próprias soluções bancárias e de pagamento. Até então, tudo o que estava disponível já não atendia às [...] Continue reading Sold for $500,000

Today: Appraisal / Looking for Dot Com – Budget $100,000 / Sold for $15,750 and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Appraisal – Check out this interesting dot com. Do you think it has some value? Looking for [...] Continue reading


Amazon and Google among .internal TLD ban backers

Google and Amazon have publicly backed ICANN’s plan to reserve the top-level domain .internal for private behind-the-firewall uses. ICANN picked the string “internal” as the one that it will promise to never delegate to the DNS root, allowing network administrators and software developers to confidently use it with a lower risk of data leakage should [...] Continue reading

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