At time of writing the extreme right-wing website Daily Stormer is still online. The website operator is now claiming to have "retaken control" of the site. However, as has been reported in the mainstream media as well as on most domain industry sites, the domain was booted by GoDaddy. It now resides with Google: Domain Name: DAILYSTORMER.COM Registry Domain ID: … [Read more...] about DailyStormer Switches to Google; Google “Cancels” Registration
There are thousands of sites and services on the 'net that offer domain name whois lookup services. As of last night many of them may have stopped working. Why? Many of them rely on fairly rudimentary software that parses the whois from Verisign (for .com and .net) and then relays the query to the registrar whois. The site or service then displays the whois output from the … [Read more...] about Some Whois Lookup Services Might be Broken
Bill Sweetman from NameNinja has released a handy little guide to domain name pricing for startups. While the guide is aimed at businesses starting out, the information around domain name pricing is applicable to anyone who wants to either "upgrade" their online brand or launch a new one. The guide focusses primarily on .com domain names, but also mentions both ccTLDs, … [Read more...] about How Much Should Startups Budget for a Decent Domain Name?
Brands and Domains is a domain event that focuses on brand owners and how they are using or potentially could use top level domains. And in this context when we say "top level domain" what we mean is the likes of Sony running the .sony TLD. The event is scheduled to be held in The Hague (Netherlands) from 1 - 3 October 2017. To get a taste of the event you can peruse the … [Read more...] about Brands and Domains Early Bird Tickets go on Sale