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Verisign says it needs .web because .com is running out of names

Verisign’s affinity for cognitive dissonance has emerged yet again — it’s now claiming that it needs to be awarded the .web gTLD because it’s running out of .com domains to sell. In legal documents released by ICANN yesterday, Verisign’s lawyers say: “The undisputed evidence is that Verisign needs a TLD like .WEB for growth given [...] Continue reading


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Anger as Nominet rejects coup’s pick for chair

.uk registry Nominet has rejected its members’ favorite for chair of the board, causing no small amount of irritation among those who backed last month’s boardroom coup. Company acting chair Rob Binns yesterday told members that Sir Michael Lyons, who headed a review of Nominet a few years ago, will not be asked to be [...] Continue reading


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Ahead of GoDaddy acquisition, MMX to scrap premium fees on 725,000 domains

MMX plans to remove hundreds of thousands of domains from its premium list later this month, and reduce prices on a hundred thousand more. Dubbed The Great Release, the April 23 adjustment will see 725,400 names currently reserved at premium prices released to the available pool at the usual wholesale fee for their respective gTLDs. [...] Continue reading


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ICANN threatens to seize gTLD after Whois downtime

Are we about to see our next gTLD registry implosion? ICANN has whacked the company behind .gdn with a breach notice and a threat that it may seize the TLD, after its Whois systems allegedly suffered days of downtime. According to ICANN, .gdn exceeded its weekly and monthly downtime limits in late March and early [...] Continue reading


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China could block GoDaddy’s $120 million MMX swoop

GoDaddy’s proposed $120 million acquisition of essentially all the meaningful assets of portfolio gTLD player MMX will be subject to Chinese government approval, it emerged this morning. Following GoDaddy’s bare-bones press release announcing the deal last night, this morning MMX added a whole bunch of flesh, including a list of closing conditions, in its statement [...] Continue reading


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.CLUB CEO on selling to GoDaddy, Clubhouse, and .club’s “twerking moment”

.CLUB Domains CEO Colin Campbell says he’s planning to continue to promote the .club gTLD long after its acquisition by GoDaddy Registry, announced earlier today, closes. The deal was one of several announced last night by GoDaddy, the highlight being the $120 million purchase of MMX’s portfolio of 28 gTLD contracts. While the price of [...] Continue reading


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BREAKING: GoDaddy buys 30 new gTLDs for over $120 million

GoDaddy Registry has just announced it is acquiring 28 new gTLDs from rival MMX, along with the TLDs .club and .design. The MMX deal is worth at least $120 million; the value of the other two deals was not disclosed. It’s one of the most significant pieces of registry consolidation since Donuts and Afilias hooked [...] Continue reading



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