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Avoiding stolen domains with Josh Reason – DNW Podcast #245

A cautionary tale about stolen domain names. Buying a stolen domain name can lead to a heap of legal trouble, not to mention losing a lot of money. In this episode, I chat with domain investor Josh Reason about a stolen domain name he almost bought. He explains the due diligence that raised several red [...] Continue reading

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Facebook takes down fake cryptocurrency domain as Libra looms

Site was used in phishing scheme. Facebook has successfully taken down a fake site passing off as Facebook claiming to offer a cryptocurrency. The move comes as Facebook prepares its Libra cryptocurrency. The company filed a cybersquatting complaint against FacebookToken(.)org and ICO-Facebook(.org). While neither currently resolve to a website, Facebook’s attorneys noted that the [...] Continue reading

Owners of .eu domain names in United Kingdom may keep their domains after BREXIT

On 18 July 2019, the European Commission published an updated notice to stakeholders about the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (BREXIT) and EU rules on .eu domain names. The notice highlights that at the time of the UK withdrawal, EU citizens residents in UK may still keep their .eu domain name(s) thanks to the changes [...] Continue reading

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Uniregistry Brokerage Persistence Paid Off

For those who don’t follow my Twitter account, I want to share how the persistence of Uniregistry brokers paid off and concluded with a domain name sale. The sale was small ($1,500), but it was an unexpected sale that I entirely attribute to the diligence of Uniregistry, particularly Chris Aguilar. The domain name I sold [...] Continue reading

.ID Coming to Everyone, Everywhere

Registrations under the Indonesian ccTLD .id will be available to everyone, everywhere, by the end of 2019, PANDI announced last week. Currently 96% of the 318,000 registrations are to Indonesians, 4% to registrants abroad. The policy and regulatory body for .id, PANDI, wants to tap [...] Continue reading


Neustar to keep .us for another decade

Neustar has secured a renewal of its contract to run the United States’ ccTLD until up to 2029. The company and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced the new contract last week. The initial term of the deal runs until August 2021, but there are four two-year renewal options after that. Neustar has been [...] Continue reading


MMX to pay $5.1 million to get out of terrible .london deal

Minds + Machines will pay its partner on .london roughly $5.1 million in order to put the catastrophic deal to bed for good. That’s a reduction from the $7.9 million liability it had previously estimated. The company said last week that it will pay an unspecified partner the $5.1 million “as full and final settlement [...] Continue reading

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