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Donuts’ New Renewal Pricing Model Increased By 50%

Donuts’ new pricing model, recently announced, has already provoked confusion among the registrants. The company’s strategy is to increase its complete fee by 50% for fresh registrations in .dog, .glass, .kitchen, .camera, .camp, shoes, .solar, .cleaning, .plumbing, and .toys.   It seems that Donuts is focused more on profitability and…

May 2016 HIghest Reported .COM Domain Name Sales

LA.com was the highest reported .com domain name sale in May,2016. The domain name changed hands for $1,2 million via GoDaddy. Here are the highest reported .com domain name sales in May,2016 : 1. LA.com     $1,200,000     GoDaddy 2. Rate.com     $725,000 3. Quick.com     $299,000 4. Strawberry.com   …


A Recent Report Shows 20 Million WPAD Leaks

Verisign has released a couple of weeks ago a significant research paper that says millions are exposed of man-in-the-middle attacks. This is in reality a study about how a famous type of attack might become easier as a result of the expansion of the DNS at the highest level.  …

May 2016 HIghest Reported Domain Name Sales

LA.com was the highest reported domain name sale in May,2016. The domain name changed hands for $1,2 million via GoDaddy. Here are the highest reported domain name sales in May,2016 : 1. LA.com     $1,200,000     GoDaddy 2. Rate.com     $725,000 3. Quick.com     $299,000 4. Strawberry.com     $160,000 5.…



Google Files Complaint for Two Google-related Domain Names

Google,has recently filed a complaint against the owner of googlereklamvermek.com and googlereklamverme.net domain names,seeking control of it. Google filed the complaint with the National Arbitration Forum on May 23,2015. The National Arbitration Forum will examine over the next days if the domain names are confusingly similar to Google’s trademark,if the…

.CLUB To Release 12,000 Premium Domain Names

.Club Registry announced recently that they will release about 12,000 premium .club domain names on June 16,2016. This is the second time the registry has released premium domain names into the registrar channel since the launch of their premium program in July 2015. According to .Club Registry the domain names…








West.cn Supports .xyz Domains With $1.5 Million

A meeting held in Beijing last week revealed the annoucement made by CEO He Xiaojiang, alongside XYZ.com pair Daniel Negari. As the original Chinese press release says the registrar’s .xyz users “are going to get high rebate back from West.cn so that they can get very low renewal fees”.  …


Evolution Of The New TLD Company Donuts Over The Years

New TLD company Donuts has grown a lot in the last years, at this moment having 1.7 million domain names under management and around 40 employees.   You can now see updates in terms of premium domains, renewal rates, marketing, Donuts Labs and future development.   Premium Domains The premium…

Competing .hotel Applicants Have Asked To Disqualify HTLD

With 48 % stake in .hotel applicant, Afilias will soon become the exclusive shareholder of HTLD. Due to claims related to Krischenowski’s action of taking advantage of an error in ICANN’s new gTLD applicants’ portal with the purpose to have access to secret financial and technical information, which pertain to…