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

    … Architelos yesterday announced that Famous Four Media has signed up to use its NameSentry security service across its portfolio of new gTLDs. The company said that it now has 60% of launched new gTLDs on the platform, which gives registries a way to view potentially abusive domain names and automate remediation. That’s over 250 TLDs. Famous…

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  • 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 for any smaller applicants that ...

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