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Huawei Now One of China’s Largest Software Companies

The latest report from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) shows Huawei at the top of the list of 100 largest software companies in China. On reflection, that's not surprising. Half of Huawei's business is now phones, where chief rival Apple has long considered itself a software company. The great achievement [...] Continue reading


California Attorney General Asks ICANN for Detailed Information On the .ORG Sale

A notice released this week by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has disclosed that the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California has requested extensive information from the agency regarding the proposed sale and transfer of Public Interest Registry (PIR) from the Internet Society (ISOC) to Ethos Capital. [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

My favorite NamesCon 2020 moment – Ron Jackson winning the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

Lonnie Borck is a legendary Domain Investor, he was loved by everyone who knew him, and we lost him way too soon. To help honor his legacy the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award was created and this year it was awarded to Ron Jackson, publisher of the longest-running publication in the [...] Continue reading

Whats Your Name

The February 2020 promo code is served with a side of scandal

Welcome to another leap year February! As exciting as this once-every-four-years business is, we know the real reason you’re here—to get discounts on your upcoming .com and .net domain renewals. Just ask and you shall receive. Use the promo code TEA February 1 through 29 to renew your .com domains for $10.99 and .net domains [...] Continue reading


The Big #Game : Unmentionable #NFL #football event powers up commerce!

It’s that time of the year again, and this Sunday is The S*p*rb*wl. If you have a car with a radio, most do these days, except maybe the Dodge Demon, you may have noticed that you don’t hear the word S*p*rb*wl as much anymore. That’s because around 2015, the NFL and its lawyers, decided that [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing How Kanye West’s Photographer Got His Job

Nabil Elderkin is a photographer who is particularly well-known for working with Kanye West. In a Vice Canada video, Nabil shared how he connected with Kanye West to begin working with him, and it all came about because he registered the domain name. Shortly after doing so, Kanye’s record label (Roc-A-Fella Records) reached out [...] Continue reading


#Funiber .com : How a “24/7 lawyer” lost one more #UDRP at the #WIPO

If you proclaim to be a “24/7 lawyer” but just lost your third UDRP case, there’s got to be something fishy going on. The domain name was taken to UDRP process at the WIPO and its Korean registrant did not respond. The Complainant is Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (Funiber), Spain, asserting rights to the FUNIBER [...] Continue reading

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