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The U.S. House Judiciary Committee Is Investigating Google’s Plans to Implement DNS Over HTTPS

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is investigating Google's plans to implement DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Chrome according to a report by the Wall Street Journal over the weekend. Congressional antitrust investigators say Google could use the new protocol to gain more significant competitive advantage by making access to consumer data harder for others. In [...] Continue reading


Paul’s Security Weekly #617 on DomainTools Iris

Investigating Phishing Emails and Domains Using DomainTools Iris – Security Weekly Investigation Time! You may be sitting at work early in the morning, enjoying your coffee and the peace and... [...] Continue reading


Internet Consolidation at EuroDIG 2019: Questions in Need of Answers

On behalf of SIDN I was the focal point and moderator of the workshop on internet consolidation at EuroDIG in The Hague, June 2019. The following is the official report of the workshop I wrote and published on the EuroDIG wikipage. It is followed by the questions that remained open and identified potential next steps [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

You don’t have to be smart to be a domain investor

There are many qualities of successful domain investors. Last Friday, a guy who builds micro Saas businesses posted on twitter that “i’ve never met a really smart person who sells domains for a living”. Looking through this person’s twitter feed, it seems that he spends much of his time trolling various types of people. [...] Continue reading

Expedited transfers have stopped working at GoDaddy

It seems that nothing works at GoDaddy lately. People have been complaining for weeks that they get error messages going to domain auctions or trying to manage their domain names. See here the latest problem where Elliot reports getting 504 errors when trying to get to his domain names at GoDaddy. Lately I have to [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

3 things startup founders should know about acquiring domain names

I walk talking with a good friend last week, they’ve raised over $30M for their startup but like most founders, they know next-to-nothing about domain names. They’re in the process of acquiring a few domains in their niche and were completely lost when it came to how to get the ball rolling. [...] Continue reading


Name Ninja Bill Sweetman Closes $565,000 Sale of as Buyer Pays Off Balance Early

We told you about a 600K deal for Carrot,.com last spring. In exchange for a discount the buyer paid it off years ahead of schedule. [...] Continue reading

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