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Archive News 2016  November

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DomainGang : How to opt out of the upcoming 60-day domain lock down imposed by ICANN

A new ICANN policy affecting WHOIS changes is causing problems when domain owners update their own information. According to the new policy, a WHOIS change, e.g. to the registrant or the email address, is handled as a domain transfer would. For example, an email is sent out to the old and new contacts to authorize [...] Continue reading


Would you look at th.AT! Million dollar Sedo auction ends; results are impressive

We predicted the huge success of the 3rd and final part of the Sedo auction, featuring short and generic .AT domains; more than $1 million dollars in sales was the total amount spent on the auctions. By selling more than 1000 .AT domains, Sedo should be extremely happy. In the words of its CEO, Tobias [...] Continue reading


The Purple Team Pentest

It's not particularly clear whether a marketing intern thought he was being clever or a fatigued pentester thought she was being cynical when the term "Purple Team Pentest" was first thrown around like spaghetti at the fridge door, but it appears we're now stuck with the term for better or worse. Just as [...] Continue reading


ICANN IRTP Update: New Changes to Domain Transfers

On December 1, 2016, changes to ICANN’s Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) will go into effect.Changes to ICANN’s Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP), the policy governing how domains are transferred between registrars and registrants, will go into effect on December 1, 2016.Read more on ICANN IRTP Update: New Changes to Domain Transfers…The post ICANN IRTP Update: New [...] Continue reading

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Tencent beats back cybersquatting complaint over its domain name

Big Chinese internet company forced to defend its domain name. Tencent, the $250 billion company behind QQ, has successfully defended the domain name it uses for its music service Joox. A Brazilian company that uses the domain name for its custom products business filed the complaint. It turns out that the Brazilian company [...] Continue reading


Sedo’s Expectations Exceeded as Series of Short .AT Auctions Closes With Over $1 Million in Sales

Sedo has released final results from a series of three short .AT auctions that surprised even them by bringing in over $1 million. [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 29, 2016.  If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing [...] Continue reading

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