Report: Only 14 TLDs Are “Legal” in China

Allegravita published a paper that looks to be a bit troubling for registries looking to do business in China moving forward. The Chinese government is looking to regulate the Chinese domain industry while The MIIT will not interfere with existing domain registrations for unapproved registries; however, new registrations will not be permitted to be sold by Chinese registrars to Chinese … [Read more...]

AlpNames.com Becomes 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World

AlpNames.com has become the 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World  according to ntldstats.com. The domain name registrar which was little known and used before the new gTLD program has skyrocket into having the 2nd most new gTLD registrations with over 430K registration passing Network Solutions that has over 427,000 registrations. Alpnames.com now accounts for over 7.5% of all new … [Read more...]

Name.com: 50% Off Premium Priced Domains On 4 New gTLD’s Extension For 2 Hours Today

The domain name registrar, Name.com is offering 50% of of premium registrations (first year only) for the following new gTLD  extensions today only for 2 hours: .CONSULTING .SOFTWARE .MARKET .REVIEWS. The Domain Happy Hour is from 3–5 p.m. MST today. "That includes some pretty great available premiums, like Colorado.market, StockMarket.consulting, Action.software, and … [Read more...]

Enom.com Informs Customers of “Very Sophisticated Attack” But No Domains Were Stolen

In an email to tonight from Taryn Naidu CEO of Enom.com told its customers that they "recently became the subject of what appears to be a very sophisticated attack by a group that targets large internet infrastructure companies. Within hours of this attack, we were in contact with federal law enforcement and the affected parties. This attack hijacked the DNS traffic of 4 domains for a very short … [Read more...]

CNBC.com: Covers New gTLD’s: 1and1 says New gTLD Account For 15% of Their New Biz

CNBC.com just covered the new gTLD roll out once again in a story entitled "Dot-com to .pizza: Welcome to the Web domain Rush" with a subtitle of  "The Internet's long-restricted virtual real estate market is open for business." The most interest part of the story comes from 1and1.com which says "new gTLDs already account for about 15% of 1and1's new business"  "It's lucrative, too, with the … [Read more...]

Blacknight Launches Jelastic Powered Next Generation Cloud Platform: Offers a True “zero code change” PaaS Solution

We received a press release from Irish domain name registrar and hosting company, Blacknight which announced today they have launched their Jelastic powered next generation cloud platform, designed for developers and offers a true "zero code change" PaaS solution. ""Blacknight announce the addition of Jelastic, the developer’s dream platform, to their suite of services. Jelastic is the only … [Read more...]

Rightside Made $7.2 Million On Losing New gTLD Auctions: Name.com Revenue Up 30%

Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: NAME), today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Share are up fractionally in aftermarket trading. First Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights Registrar services revenue increased 12% to $42.0 million compared to $37.5 million primarily due to new gTLD registrations, improved performance by existing resellers and the … [Read more...]