Famous Four

  • SpamHaus now publishing better TLD abuse data

    … SpamHaus has updated its “10 Most Abused Top Level Domains” list to provide a much more useful insight into abuse levels. Rather than simply showing unexplained percentages of “badness” in each TLD, the spam-fighting organization’s daily report now exposes the hard numbers, in domain terms, underneath. For example, on today’s list Famous Four…

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  • Epic new gTLD fail? Gambling site named after new gTLD but doesn’t use it

    … a defensive play. .party is a new gTLD managed by Famous Four Media. It currently has over 134,000 names it its zone, growing by thousands of names per day, strongly suggesting it’s being sold for next to nothing at one or more registrars. Related posts: Some IDNs fly, while some fail Famous Four wins .party gTLD contest First .london anchor tenants named …

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  • Most new gTLDs use NameSentry after Famous Four signs with Architelos

    … Four only has five delegated gTLDs currently, but it has another 30 active applications. The bulk of NameSentry’s TLD base comes from early adopter Donuts, which has 157. Rightside, with its 33 new gTLDs, is also a customer. Architelos said that .build, .ceo, .lat, .luxury, and .ooo have also recently signed up to the service. Related posts: Donuts signs up to Architelos anti-abuse service Architelos goes flat-rate with NameSentry pricing Architelos offers entry-level NameSentry …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • Second last-resort gTLD auction raises $14.3m

    … ICANN has raised $14.3 million auctioning off three new gTLDs — .buy, .tech and .vip. It was the second batch of “last resort” auctions, managed by ICANN and Power Auctions, in which the winning bids are placed in a special ICANN fund. Notably, while Google participated in all three auctions, it failed to win any, setting a reassuring precedent…

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