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The domain name system is not the place to police speech. ICANN is legally bound not to act as the Internet's speech police, but its legal commitments are riddled with exceptions, and aspiring censors have already used those exceptions in harmful ways. This was one factor that made the failed takeover of the .ORG registry [...] Continue reading
This morning I woke up to see that Raymond Hackney, the publisher of TLDInvestors.com and main writer for TheDomains.com had published an interview with Brad Mugford on his blog. Brad is someone I have always looked up to in the domain investing world, he’s been an investor for over 20 [...] Continue reading
Company that uses GetBlockCard.com filed cybersquatting dispute against BlockCard.com domain name. Blockchain and cryptocurrency company Ternio has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name BlockCard.com. The company offers a service called BlockCard that uses the domain name GetBlockCard.com. Simply Wireless, Inc., the Respondent in the case, acquired [...] Continue reading
Mina Neuberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Donuts, talks about marketing new top level domains to registrants. Last week, Donuts announced it was acquiring Afilias in a blockbuster deal. My guest this week is Mina Neuberg, Chief Marketing Officer of Donuts. Mina discusses branding, whether Donuts should market individual TLDs, and her view of the [...] Continue reading
NARALO (North American Regional At-Large Organization) is a group within ICANN that is made up of individuals and organizations interested in Internet governance. The group holds monthly meetings to discuss various issues and topics related to ICANN and general Internet governance. During the upcoming December NARALO meeting, Internet Commerce Association leadership will be making a [...] Continue reading
A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on November 22, 2020. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve. I’m only showing where [...] Continue reading
Websites that handle financial transactions should add Registry Lock to their domains. Brian Krebs wrote this weekend about a recent attack on cryptocurrency services via the domain name registrar GoDaddy. In at least two cases, it appears that attackers were able to either transfer a domain to another account and modify its nameservers or [...] Continue reading