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Archive News 2014  August

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Nominet takes another step to increase the security of the UK namespace

[news release] Nominet is boosting the security of the UK namespace to help protect it from attack and exploitation. As part of this, we’ll be offering two-factor authentication access to our Online Services (OS) to registrars later on this year. Two-factor authentication is a two-step verification process and provides an extra layer of security to [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

Weekend Musings – Techstars Demo Day

The last two weeks have probably been the busiest weeks of our entire lives as we prepare for what’s coming on Wednesday – Techstars Demo Day. As many of you know, we have been going through the Techstars startup accelerator here in Austin. Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world and has [...] Continue reading

GNSO, ccNSO, GAC, ALAC and SSAC Issue Unprecedented Joint Letter Questioning ICANN’s Staff-Imposed Accountability Process

In another unpredicted development the entire community of ICANN stakeholders has sent a joint letter to CEO Fadi Chehade and the ICANN Board that strongly questions the “Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance – Process and Next Steps” document published by ICANN staff on August 14th over widespread community objections. Signatories to the August 26th letter [...] Continue reading

ICANN: New L-Root Instance in Puerto Rico Will Help Mitigate Network Outages and Deliver Improved Internet Experience

[news release] Gauss Research Laboratory, Inc. ( announced today that it has successfully installed an L-Root instance in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This new instance will provide Internet resiliency to the region and reduce the response time their customers experience when making Domain Name System (DNS) queries. “This new instance is part of Puerto Rico’s [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

Flippa – A Look Forward:,,, All Meet Reserve

Reserve Met and Will Sell – Nice product domain with good search volume – 2,400 searches per month per SEMRush. Frank Schilling owns the plural, so when an end user comes knocking, his high asking price on the plural may increase the value of the singular. – The .org extension can work [...] Continue reading


So When Does Amazon Buy ? was purchased this week by Amazon for $970 million, the little experiment that grew out of has become a major player in online video. For a long time it was rumored that Google would acquire Twitch. Now we know it is Amazon and two questions remain, 1) When will Amazon buy ? [...] Continue reading


Stolen at GoDaddy and sold at Ename: is a stolen domain – Part 2

Yesterday we unveiled how is a stolen domain name, currently in the hands of a China based registrant. After contacting its legitimate owner, Mr. Sean O’Carroll, he explained to us how despite being a neighbor to GoDaddy’s HQ in Arizona, little was done since he filed a report late last year. was sold [...] Continue reading

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