Accreditation

  • Pheenix adds 300 more registrars to drop-catch arsenal

    … The domain drop-catching arms race is heating up, with budget player Pheenix this week acquiring 300 more registrar accreditations from ICANN. According to DI records, the company now has almost 500 registrar accreditations in its family. More accreditations means more registry connections with which to attempt to acquire expired domains…

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  • DropCatch spends millions to buy FIVE HUNDRED more registrars

    … Domain drop-catching service DropCatch.com has added five hundred new registrar accreditations to its stable over the last few days. The additions give the company a total accreditation count of at least 1,252, according to DI data. That means about 43% of all ICANN-accredited registrars are now controlled by just one company. DropCatch…

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  • .sucks terminates Com Laude as “gag order” row escalates

    … is transferring all of its .sucks domains to EnCirca as a result of the termination and says it is considering its options in how to proceed. The shock move, which I believe to be unprecedented, is being linked to Com Laude’s long-time criticisms of Vox Populi’s pricing and policies. The registrar today had some rather stern words for Vox Pop. Managing…

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  • NameVault terminated by ICANN

    …. The decline seems to be largely due to the departure of fellow domain investor Mike Berkens, who started taking his portfolio to Hexonet a few years ago. ICANN will now ask other registrars if they want to take over NameVault’s domains. It’s the fourth registrar to lose its accreditation this year. Related posts: Three registrars suspended by ICANN Identify.com terminated Four registrars terminated …

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