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Radix’s Karn Jajoo Discusses GDPR Benefits, How New gTLDs Are Looking Good and Radix’s Impressive Growth

In the latest Domain Pulse Q&A, we talk to Karn Jajoo, Head of Premium Portfolio at Radix, the registry behind successful new domain extensions such as .TECH, .STORE, .ONLINE, .SPACE and .SITE. Radix is one of the world’s largest nTLD portfolio registries with [...] Continue reading

DNJournal & Sold for About the Same Price: Which One Was the Better Buy?

Name vs. Name is back for a 3rd round - one pitting a ccTLD against a non .com gTLD. Both have great keywords and sold for over 16K. Which would you take? [...] Continue reading

Whats Your Name

The May 2019 promo code is polarizing (to say the least)

You know what they say, April showers bring May promo codes that can help you save on .com and .net renewals all month long. Use the code CILANTRO May 1 through 31, 2019 to renew your .com domains for $10.99 and .net domains for $12.99. This promo code does not apply to new registrations. Why [...] Continue reading


Sedo weekly sales led by

Sedo released their weekly sales and led the way at 59,500 Euros ($66,729). The top .com was at $40,000. Another gaming name sold for 28,500 GBP, ($37,155). 55 .com sales 25 cctld sales 8 other tld sales     Domain name Price Currency .COMs 40,000 USD 28,500 GBP 11,800 [...] Continue reading


Canada Says Facebook Has Refused to Address Serious Privacy Deficiencies Concerning Its Local Laws

The Canadian government released a statement saying "Facebook committed serious contraventions of Canadian privacy laws and failed to take responsibility for protecting the personal information of Canadians." Following Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal last year and despite its public acknowledgment of a "major breach of trust," Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada says Facebook disputes [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

Close Discussion How it Acquired

Close, a company that had been operating on, recently announced that it acquired the brand match domain name. The purchase price and other details about the acquisition were not shared, but I think closing a deal on was a smart move for the company that is now known simply as Close. This [...] Continue reading


Hackers in Possession of Over 312K Files, 516GB Financial Data of Some of World’s Largest Companies

A report broke today revealing hackers have successfully breached a German internet infrastructure firm that provides services to several large companies, including Ericsson, Leica, Toshiba, UniCredit, British Telecom, Hugo Boss, NH Hotel Group, Oracle, Airbus, Porsche, and Volkswagen. Motherboard's Joseph Cox reports: "Citycomp, the impacted Germany-based firm, provides servers, storage, and other computer equipment to [...] Continue reading

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