Report: 8 .NYC Sites Are Already In Alexa Top 1 Million

The launch of domain names ending with .NYC about a month ago have just 47,000 .NYC domains have been claimed and will become internet websites from and for New York City. Sites are following suit. Eight sites are already in Alexa´s top One million count. Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on 30 million websites and is one of the main sources of information for … [Read more...]

Domain Holdings Sells $10M In Domain Names In 3rd Quarter: Transactions Up 7.8%

According to its Third Quarter sales report,  Domain Holdings reported almost $10,000,000 USD in domain name sales. The total amount of sales was  down from 3.8% from the second quarter however the number of transactions were up 7.8%. Domain Holdings reported their biggest domain sale for the quarter was $2.7 Million versus $5.0 Million in Q2 "showing a much healthier overall diversity in … [Read more...]

TLD Appoints its First China GM & Open Its HQ In “China’s Silicon Valley”

                    TLD Registry Ltd, who operates two of the most successful new gTLD's, had two big announcements  today. They announced their first ever China GM and the opening of their office in the "China's Silicon Valley" TLD announced the appointment of the company’s first ever China General Manager. Mr. … [Read more...]

Robin Chase founder of Zipcar Joins Tucows Board of Directors

Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), today announced that Robin Chase founder of Zipcar has joined its Board of Directors. Ms. Chase has been a pioneer of the peer, or sharing, economy. She founded Zipcar, now the largest car sharing company in the world. Zipcar's disruptive technology and delightful customer experience gave its members on-demand access to cars by the hour and by the day, … [Read more...]

After Suspended 2,359 Domains, London’s Police IP Crime Unit Gets £3 million in Funding

According to a press release out overnight, The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has been given £3 million in funding to ensure its existence to at least 2017. The IP Crime Group report 2013/2014 notes PIPCU has already investigated more than £29 million worth of IP crime and has suspended 2,359 domain names. IPCU was also involved in the review of Nominet’s … [Read more...]

VirnetX Gets Patent For “Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names”

VirnetX™ Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that on October 21, 2014, it was granted a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Patent no. 8,868,705, entitled "Agile Network Protocol for Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names." Multiple applications are in development that run on … [Read more...]

Afilias: Joins Minds + Machines & Centralnic To London AIM Exchange To Raise $100 Million

Afilias today announces its intention to apply for admission of its issued and to be issued Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange ("Admission") to raise $100 Million dollars. "The $100 million will be used to: ·      Acquire contested nTLDs in the upcoming auctions; ·      Fund attractive acquisition opportunities including existing TLD assets … [Read more...]