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Archive News 2018  August

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Unwitting Mobile Internet Users Victims of IDN Homograph-Based Phishing Campaign

Unwitting mobile internet users are becoming the victims of an ongoing internationalised domain name (IDN) homograph-based phishing campaign. The suspected phishing websites purport to be those of commercial airline carriers, including Delta, RyanAir and EasyJet, and are offering free tickets, but, instead, appear to subject the user to a bait-and-switch scam according to research from [...] Continue reading

Monthly/Yearly domain sales to portfolio size ratio

Today: .co can be more expensive than .com / Why you are not in the domain investors $1M club / sold for $30,500 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Wanted: Your best Crypto/Poker related domain .com/.io – Be sure to check your portfolio for [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

Peculiar UDRP:

I noticed a UDRP filing I thought I would share with you that seems peculiar to me. It looks like a company called DealMaker, LLC filed a UDRP against the valuable domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization. It is WIPO Case D2018-1978. From my perspective, is a valuable generic domain name. [...] Continue reading


Study Finds GDPR Has Had Minimal Impact on Spam and Domain Registrations

Contrary to concerns regarding the effect of GDPR, "not only has there not been an increase in spam, but the volume of spam and new registrations in spam-heavy generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has been on the decline." This according to the latest research by Cisco Talos which conducts monthly tracking of email and spam volume. [...] Continue reading

Whats Your Name

The September 2018 promo code is just what you need on a chilly day

As the temperature finally begins to drop (we hope) there’s nothing more comforting than ending a long day with this—which also happens to be your September 2018 promo code for saving on .com and .net renewals. From Sept. 1 through 30, 2018, use the promo code CHOWDER at checkout to renew .com domains for $10.99 [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane


A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 30, 2018. 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 where [...] Continue reading


Adopting IDN to Reach New Untapped Markets

An IDN is a domain name which uses a particular encoding and format to allow a wider range of scripts to represent domain names such as Gujarati, Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Devanagari and many more scripts. In simple words, a domain name with non-English characters will be called an Internationalized Domain Name. Humans have [...] Continue reading

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