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Shopify now owns and

Last week Sedo broker Yiming Yang brokered the domain name for $200,000. At the time the domain was in transfer and now the whois has been updated. The buyer is Shopify and the domain name has moved to MarkMonitor Inc. Shopify also owns the domain name as well. That name was registered way [...] Continue reading


BREAKING: ICANN’s number two Cyrus Namazi quits. Probably due to sexual discrimination claims.

The head of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, Cyrus Namazi — arguably ICANN’s number-two exec — has resigned from the organization, according to multiple sources. I believe it’s related to allegations of sexual discrimination. ICANN staffers were told this evening that he’s resigned “effective immediately” and that a public announcement will follow. Long-time ICANN staffer Theresa [...] Continue reading sold for $4,488

Today: The Security Domains Market / 10 Most Sold .in Domain Names of All Time / Plan for the future: Protect your domain assets / and More… Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: [...] Continue reading

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GoDaddy Employee “Fell Victim to a Spear-fishing or Social Engineering Attack”

Earlier today, I published an article about a reported “security incident” involving In the statement outlining what happened, wrote, “hackers got access to our domain registry account for the domain through a breach of our domain registrar’s systems.” I emphasized the last part of the statement because it seems to lay the [...] Continue reading

Staff Changes in ICANN Executive Team

ICANN announced earlier today that there has been a change in their Executive team. Cyrus Namazi who headed up the Global Domains Division (GDD) has left the organisation. Theresa Swinehart, Senior Vice President, Multistakeholder Strategy & Strategic Initiatives, will be in charge of GDD for the interim. [...] Continue reading


Will COVID-19 Traffic Kill the Internet?

Map by Cloudflare showing the impact of Coronavirus on Internet traffic in major cities between early January and late March 2020. The green areas indicate growth in traffic and the red areas indicate where it has decreased between.This is the question being asked all across the industry as the volume of data traffic has [...] Continue reading


#Uniregistry details transition of #domain services to #GoDaddy

Uniregistry sent out the following email to its customers, detailing the transition of services to GoDaddy; several key parts of Uniregistry were acquired in a deal disclosed last month. Acquisition notice to our customers. As we get closer to closing the deal with GoDaddy, we have a few things we need to take care of. [...] Continue reading

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