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Start-ups Using .TECH Domains Raise Over $2B In Venture Capital Funding - 20 September, 2019, 10:32 pm

Radix, the company behind the .tech new gTLD, announced recently that at least 170 start-ups using .tech domain names have raised over $2 billion in venture capital funding between 2017...

Skew.com Tops Weekly Chart, But Doesn’t Top 6 Figures - 20 September, 2019, 8:46 pm

Skew.com managed to top the Domain Name Journal chart of reported domain name sales for the week ending 25 August, but it didn’t manage to top the six-figure mark, selling...

ICANN Publishes Registry Operator Audit for Addressing DNS Security Threats - 19 September, 2019, 7:29 pm

The ICANN Contractual Compliance has published the Report on the Registry Operator (RO) Audit for Addressing DNS Security Threats [PDF, 277 KB]. This report summarizes the results of an audit...

ICANN: Register for ICANN66 Prep Week Webinars - 19 September, 2019, 7:21 pm

ICANN has released the schedule for ICANN66 Prep Week, which features a series of seven webinars to prepare the community ahead of its Annual General Meeting in November. To attend...

ICANN: Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team Accepted Recommendations – Plan for Implementation and Next Steps - 19 September, 2019, 7:10 pm

Brief Overview: Purpose: Community input is requested to determine whether the path suggested by ICANN org to implement the six Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) recommendations...

.AR Launches Second Level Domains - 19 September, 2019, 1:43 pm

Argentina’s ccTLD manager NIC Argentina launched second level domains this month in a 2 stage process with premium pricing before General Availability will see all remaining domain names released at...

NamesCon Crowdsourcing Session Submissions - 18 September, 2019, 9:49 pm

NamesCon Global has grown over the years to become the largest annual domain-industry conference. It’s gone from being a domain investor-centric gathering to an event for everything domain-related, from channel...

PIR Rebrands As The New .ORG - 18 September, 2019, 8:33 pm

It’s been a year in the making, and now Public Interest Registry has rebranded as The New .ORG, giving it a fresh new look “with a new, bold visual identity.”...

Joyride.com Heads Brace Of Six-Figure Domain Sales - 18 September, 2019, 8:06 pm

Joyride.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 18 August, selling for $300,000 through Uniregistry, to easily best the second six-figure sale of...

ICANN Board Changes Sees Europeans To Hold Chair and CEO Positions - 10 September, 2019, 4:19 pm

Maarten Botterman has been selected as the next Chair of the ICANN Board, the current Chair Cherine Chalaby announced in a post on the ICANN blog Monday, while León Felipe...

.BRAND Domains Grow 10% In 6 Months To Over 17,000: Neustar - 9 September, 2019, 10:58 pm

There were 17,188 .brand domain names with 11,663 being used, both up 10%, according to the latest .brands Industry Report from Neustar covering the 6 months to 30 June. And...

As Global TLD Growth Slides, 100 Of Top 300 TLDs Contract: CENTR - 6 September, 2019, 11:39 pm

The heady days of double-digit percentage growth in the domain name industry appear to be over forever as the industry matures and in many markets registrations reach what appears to...

.UK Sale Tops Weekly Chart As Big Sales Take A Break - 5 September, 2019, 10:37 pm

It wasn’t a week for big domain name sales, but it meant that some ccTLD sales were able to take out 3 of the top 4 positions on the Domain...

.NYC Brings Back Best of Boroughs Competition For 2019 - 4 September, 2019, 10:43 pm

The best websites using a .nyc domain name stand to win a $5,000 cash prize, among other goodies, in the 2019 Best of Boroughs competition. The Best of Boroughs will...

First ICANN Managed Root Server Instance Installed in Shanghai - 4 September, 2019, 10:40 pm

ICANN announced the successful installation of an ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) instance in Shanghai, China. A root server is a name server for the Domain Name System (DNS) root...