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  • Videos from Global Domain Summit and RISE conferences in China July 27, 2017
    The .CLUB team hit the road hard as usual and traveled once again to China. Their first stop was the beautiful city of Xiamen for the Global Domain Summit (GDS). .CLUB CMO, Jeff Sass was joined in Xiamen by the head of our Beijing office, Abby Zhang, and of course, the .club celebrity mascot, Hou […]
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  • Donuts completes successful tender offer for shares of Rightside July 27, 2017
    Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) and Donuts Inc. (“Donuts”) today announced that DTS Sub Inc. (“Purchaser”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donuts, has successfully completed its tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Rightside, at a price of $10.60 per share, net to the holder in cash, without interest, less […]
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  • Hexonet unveils new control panel July 27, 2017
    HEXONET unveiled its next generation web Control Panel Platform. The initial release of the Control Panel showcases the underlying architecture with subsequent releases adding advanced intelligence and features tailor-made for direct clients, resellers, and registrar partners. These future updates and added features to the Control Panel will be rolled out on a continuous basis throughout […]
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  • Verisign and PIR issue statements about the China license problem July 26, 2017
    Last week a Chinese registrar (eName) announced that they suspended new domain name registrations for .org, .asia, .cc and .tv extensions because of a new regulation of the Chinese government. This was the first we heard about this new ban. The new regulation does not permit Chinese registrars to allow new domain name registrations but […]
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  • .Blog reaches 100,000 registered .blog domains July 26, 2017
    Earlier this morning, WordPress and the .blog registry announced they reached 100,000 registered domain names. They reached this milestone when the domain kitchenmagic.blog was registered. It has been eight months ago that .blog domains became available to the general public.  The launch was far from smooth but the registry is slowly building its wordpress reputation. […]
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  • Now here is an idea Mike Mann had… July 24, 2017
    Here is an idea that Mike Mann had and shared on his Facebook profile. He wants portfolios of domains and a 75% commission in exchange of renewal costs, staff, overhead or servers, no risk of losing money and no need to figure out how to appraise the collection. He will price and delete all as […]
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  • Namejet knows about auction shill bidding (now and in the past) July 20, 2017
    Namejet knows about auction shill bidding on their platform. Period. They knew about it now and they knew about it in the past. There has always been some shill bidding on all auction platforms. Yes, of course there has been shill bidding in other auctions platforms. GoDaddy had and has several issues including missing auction bidder […]
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  • Chinese registrar suspends new domain registrations for .org, .asia, .cc and .tv extensions July 20, 2017
    Ename, a China based registrar, has suspended new domain name registration for .org, .asia, .cc and .tv extensions. The registrar will continue to support renewals, transfers and other functions related to these extensions. These 4 are extensions that have not yet received Chinese government approval like other extensions: .com, .net, .info, .pro, .club, .vip, .shop […]
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  • GoDaddy interviews Sumo’s growth & optimization specialist July 19, 2017
    GoDaddy published a very interesting video on YouTube on things like using video with a limited budget, the good and bad about live video, using free content to convert website visitors to subscribers, and more. GoDaddy’s Kate Volman sat down with Troy Stites, the Growth & Optimization Specialist for Sumo. Sumo is the digital marketing company […]
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  • Internet grows to 330.6 million domain name registrations in Q1 2017 July 19, 2017
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today announced that approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the first quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 330.6 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2017. The increase of approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations […]
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