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Man agrees to give domain name to Google after facing cybersquatting complaint. A Massachusetts man who registered GoogleCoronavirus .com has agreed to hand it over to Google after the company filed a cybersquatting complaint. Ben Ghosh registered the domain—at Google Domains, no less—on March 13. Google filed a cybersquatting complaint with National Arbitration Forum just […]

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: April 4, 2020, 5:09 pm

Neustar will continue operating .co but at much less favorable terms. .Co Internet SaS, part of Neustar, will get to run the .co domain name registry after all. Last year, MinTIC, Columbia’s Ministry of Information Technology (MinTIC), said it was putting the contract out to bid. Rivals lined up with hopes of cashing in on […]

Post link: Breaking: Neustar retains .co registry, at a cost

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: April 3, 2020, 11:44 pm

Domain name aftermarket might be a weak spot during the downturn. GoDaddy held a virtual investor day yesterday and the impact of Covid-19 was obviously a discussion topic. Ray Winborne, CFO of GoDaddy, said the pandemic had a minimal impact on Q1 and that revenue would land within $5 million of the company’s $795 million […]

Post link: Godaddy expects $25-$30 million revenue hit in Q2 due to Covid-19

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: April 3, 2020, 9:20 pm

Kassey Lee evaluates four-letter domain sales as to how they might be valuable in China. Here are some 4-letter sold in March as reported by Namebio. I’ll look at them from a Chinese perspective. XCDN .com sold for $22,000. XCDN.com is already a developed site by Yun Su Yun (云速云=speedy clouds) to provide cloud services […]

Post link: Reviewing 4-letter domains sold in March

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Author: Kassey Lee
Posted: April 3, 2020, 1:27 pm

Which online transactions are going up and down during the pandemic. CJ, previously known as Commission Junction, is a large affiliate network. Many businesses run affiliate programs through them, including GoDaddy. Because it’s tracking commissions, it gets real-time data into what’s happening to different business segments in light of the pandemic. The company is providing […]

Post link: Resource: Data on how business segments are faring in the pandemic

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:12 pm

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