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Accio, domain name! Harry Potter movie studio fails to get Dumbledore domain – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin February 21, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
“Accio Domain Name!” apparently doesn’t work. Is there a spell for getting domain names? (Still from a Harry Potter movie.) Warner Bros. Entertainment has failed to conjure up enough magic to get the domain name Dumbledore.com through a cybersquatting complaint. […]
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Former ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom commenting on .Org deal – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin February 21, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Beckstrom posed arguments during forum last week. On February 11, American University Washington College of Law held a program about the sale of .Org to private equity company Ethos Capital. Former ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom was in attendance, and he […]
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GoDaddy’s Uniregistry acquisition was for less than $200 million – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin February 21, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Annual report shows that deal was for less than $200 million. We now have a better idea of how much GoDaddy paid to acquire Uniregistry and Frank Schilling’s domain name portfolio. GoDaddy issued its annual report today. The report states: […]
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“Unicorn” Nubank is a reverse domain name hijacker – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin February 21, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Brazilian financial company filed dead-on-arrival cybersquatting complaint. Nubank, a Brazilian finance startup that has raised billions in funding, tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain name Nubank.com. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist made the ruling after Nubank (Nu […]
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Ethos adds legally-binding provisions to try to save .Org deal – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin February 21, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
8-year price cap, censorship and data controls would be baked into registry agreement amendment. Ethos Capital, the company that is trying to acquire the .Org registry, took a big step today to try to push it over the finish line. […]
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What these recent four-letter domain sales might mean – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin February 20, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Kassey Lee breaks down how these domains might be used. eName just reported some four-letter domains sold recently from its marketplace. As you can see, there is a large variation in the prices, which makes domain investing very challenging. I […]
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Wix now has 4.5 million paying subscribers – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin February 20, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Wix’s paying subscriber base inches forward in Q4. Website builder Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) reported Q4 and full-year 2019 earnings today. The company posted revenue of $204.6 million for the quarter and $761.1 million for 2019. That’s up 25% and 26% […]
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ICANN moves Spring Break online over Coronavirus fears – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin February 20, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
ICANN goes virtual, INTA moves to the U.S. No beach party for policy wonks. There will be no cavorting with college students on the beach in Cancun next month for domain policy wonks after all. ICANN, the organization that oversees […]
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Verisign tries to discredit ICANN commenting period process – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin February 19, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Company suggests that drawing attention to comment period distorted the multistakeholder process. The comment period for ICANN’s proposed .com contract amendment with ICANN closed last Friday. The amendment would allow Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) to increase prices in the future in […]
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Morgan Stanley’s interesting domain name patent application – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin February 19, 2020 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Company proposes a way to determine if a domain name might trick web users. Could this domain trick someone? I often come across domain name-related patent applications filed by internet security companies. But it was interesting to see financial services […]
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