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Amazon waves off demand for more government blocks

Amazon seems to brushed off South American government demands for more reserved terms in the controversial .amazon gTLD. VP of public policy Brian Husemen has written to Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization secretary general Alexandra Moreira to indicate that Amazon is pretty much sticking to its guns when it comes to .amazon policy. Moreira had written [...] Continue reading


Told us so? Nominet ditches auctions plan, will charge drop-catchers higher fees instead

Nominet has ruled out auctioning off expired .uk domains names, after a member rebellion. The .uk registry said last Thursday that it “will not pursue an auction model”, despite previously indicating that it was the best option for how to reform the dropping domains market. This means the most likely model in future is going [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

How to make your Whois info public at GoDaddy

Here’s how to make your private information public. GoDaddy started redacting personal information in Whois records earlier this summer. Instead of showing the registrant’s name, address, phone number and email, a Whois record looks like this: The Registrant Organization only appears if you register your domains under an organization name. The upside to [...] Continue reading


Schreiber really did sue you all, sorry

It seems the aggrieved domain registrant and troll Graham Schreiber really has filed a lawsuit against scores of current and former domain name industry and ICANN community members. You may recall that last week I blogged about a purported lawsuit by Schreiber against many industry professionals, as well as people who’ve been heavily involved in [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing

GoDaddy Shares the “Success Story” of

Peter Askew has done well with, building a successful e-commerce website selling Vidalia onions after winning the domain name in an expiry auction. As a customer, I like how easy is to use and buy onions, and as a colleague, I appreciate how much effort went into building and launching this successful website [...] Continue reading

Mike Mann with Alex Pires, Krista Gable (video)

Mike Mann talks with Alex Pires, American lawyer and entrepreneur, and then Krista Gable, former professional dominatrix and domain investor. This was Mike Mann’s 4th live video on YouTube. See here Mike Mann’s 1st live stream. See here Mike Mann’s 2nd live stream. See here Mike Mann’s 3rd live stream. You can watch the 4th [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Checking in with Todd Han – DNW Podcast #301

Some domainer-friendly updates from Dyandot. This week, we check in with Dynadot founder Todd Han. He talks about Dynadot’s new sales system, some updates on the company’s expired domain auction platform, and what’s going on in the worldwide market for domains in the face of Covid-19. Also: Verisign’s surprise proposal, .camfusion, and reverse domain name [...] Continue reading

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