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IANA Transition Confirmed: US Governement to Handover IANA Contract to ICANN at Midnight

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas Galveston Division has denied plaintiffs motion for a temporary restraining order thus allowing IANA transition to proceed as planned. — "A federal judge in the Southern District of Texas on Friday denied a last-ditch request for an injunction against the long-awaited shift of [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Major shakeup: Tucows sending expired domain names to GoDaddy Auctions

Tucows shifts expired domain inventory to GoDaddy. In a major shakeup in the expired domain name market, GoDaddy Auctions has begun auctioning off Tucows’ expired domain name inventory. This is the first time GoDaddy has sold a third-party registrar’s expired domain name inventory. I reached out to GoDaddy after noticing some of the inventory [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Court rejects last minute plea to halt IANA contract handover

Judge denies motion; U.S. contract with ICANN will expire tonight. United States District Judge George Hanks has denied a request for an injunction to stop the United States from allowing its contract with ICANN for IANA functions to expire. Four states filed suit this week in district court in Galveston, Texas to block the transfer. [...] Continue reading


Breaking: Judge rules ICANN handover will happen!

The IANA transition is set to go ahead after a Texas judge ruled in favor of the US Federal government tonight. Here’s the judge’s decision (pdf) This is a breaking story. More when we have it. Related posts: ICANN handover in jeopardy as Texas leads lawsuit against US government It’s open season on [...] Continue reading

Robbie Ferguson

Convincing A Buyer That Knows You Hand Registered A Domain, It’s Worth More

Today:   Trademarking a VR domain / GWhat was your “slowest” domain sale so far? / sold for $ 2250 at / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news that caught my eye today. – What would you appraise this insurance domain at? .Com Domain Names: A Smarter Investment for Funded Startups [...] Continue reading


Restraining Order Filed by US States’ Attorneys in the Final Hours of IANA Transition

With less than 24 hours to go before the historic contractual relationship between the US government and ICANN is set to expire, a motion hearing is expected to be held today based on a lawsuit filed in federal court in Texas by four states' attorneys generals which could lead to NTIA facing the possibility of [...] Continue reading


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