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Archive News 2018  February

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Domain Shane

Amazon Continues It’s Buying Spree and Adds the Domain

Spending has never been a problem for Amazon.  The philosophy of the owner Jeff Bezos has always been to reinvest back into things that will increase revenue.  Amazon recently bought the security system Ring for a cool billion dollars.  And now it has been noted by   that the registration info of has changed [...] Continue reading Called Out in Large Feb 14 .CA TBR Drop The .ca TBR domain drop on February 14 was a large one in terms of the numbers of domains taken.  A total of 221 .ca domains were plucked off the drop list, about twice the size of recent weekly drops. Since I last posted there has been only one reported .ca domain [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

Confirmed: Amazon Acquires

This morning, I noticed that had transferred domain registrars. The domain name moved from Fabulous to the corporate brand protection company, MarkMonitor. remained under Whois privacy and the domain name did not resolve to any website at the time I published my article about the transfer. A short time ago, I took a [...] Continue reading

5 Questions: Brian Cute, PIR CEO, On the State of the Domain Industry and the Challenges Ahead

Domain Pulse is starting a series of quick questions on the state of the domain name industry and what 2018 holds. Our first respondent is Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry, who touches on 2017, what are the big issues of 2018 including for .org, what are the growth areas for 2018 and will [...] Continue reading


Neustar Event at Upcoming ICANN 61 Meeting in San Juan Set to Raise Money for Puerto Rican Relief

Puerto Rico will host the ICANN 61 meeting March 10-15 and Neustar has an event planned there to support the island's recovery from Hurricane Irma. [...] Continue reading

1 in 3 TLDs Shrink in 2017: CENTR Report

The global domain name market grew 1.2% in the year to the end of 2017 to a total of 331 million according to the latest CENTR DomainWire TLD Market Report. The report notes 2017 may have been a turning point for many gTLDs with at least 1 in 3 contracting in total domains during the [...] Continue reading

Whats Your Name

February ’18 site updates: Keeping international customers top of mind

We recently received the results of a survey we sent to you, our customers, in the hopes of getting to know you all a little better. While the responses were valuable for a number of reasons, it was also a great reminder that a large segment of our users are located outside of the U.S. [...] Continue reading

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