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Early Access Period for .PAGE Commences October

Google is launching the Early Access Period, a form of a Landrush period, from 2 October for their latest new gTLD, .page. Over the EAP, prices will gradually get lower each day until Tier 5, which is the lowest price tier and which runs for 3 days. General Availability will commence on 9 October at […]

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Use of “7 Dirty Words” Now Allowed in .US

After intervention from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Harvard University Cyberlaw Clinic, it’s now possible to register .us domain names with the “seven dirty words”. The change of course in policy by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the Department of Commerce, and Neustar, the .us registry, came about following the […]

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Canon Moves Email Addresses To Their .CANON domain

Canon Inc. recently announced that as of 20 August, their company email addresses that until now have ended with @canon.co.jp will now make use of their .canon new gTLD and end with @mail.canon. In February 2015, Canon Inc. attained the usage rights to the .canon new generic top level domain and, in May 2016, Canon […]

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How to Find Chinese Buyers for Your Domain Names

Chinese investors are leading the domain industry, as they are the current leaders of the e-commerce industry. A survey shows that the highest rate of domain buyers is from China, Singapore, and Hong Kong. China annually spends huge sums on domain purchase, and thus it is the center of attention for domain sellers all around […]

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Sedo to Hold Crypto Domains Auction in September

Crypto domains have been trending all year long and with that Sedo is running an exclusive Crypto Domain Names Auction from 13 to 20 September. This event will also promoted during our attendance at the annual MERGE Domain Conference, delivering extra reach and exposure for your names to highly sought after domain investors and industry […]

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Europe’s GDPR Cools Liquid Domain Names Market

As Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, Escrow.com has reported the lowest volume of quarterly domain name sales in the few years GGRG has been publishing their Liquid Domains Market Overview. The inception of the GDPR last May brought significant changes to the domain name registration data collected, or Whois. For the first […]

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.IE On A Roll As It Hits Quarter Million Domains

Ireland’s ccTLD hit the quarter million domain name registrations mark last week as .ie has been on a mini boom since a relaxation in eligibility rules in March. Today there are 254,400 .ie domain names registered, and 34,000 have been registered this year. The magical domain name chosen as the 250,000th was for a leading […]

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DomainTools Sees 1 Billionth Domain Name

There are currently around 335 million domain names registered around the world, but many domain names are deleted or expired and some are re-registered. So DomainTools has announced they’ve seen their 1 billionth unique domain name in the 17 years they’ve existed. But how many domain names that have come and gone, nobody knows. DomainTools […]