The domain name com is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. Its name is derived from the word commercial, indicating its original intended purpose for domains registered by commercial organizations. However eventually the distinction was lost when . com, . org and . net were opened for unrestricted registration. The gTLD com was originally administered by the United States Department of Defense, but is today operated by Verisign. Registrations in com are processed via registrars accredited by ICANN. The registry accepts internationalized domain names.
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    • Domain universe grows almost 1% in 2017 despite new gTLD slump

      The total number of registered domain names in all TLDs was up 0.9% in 2017, despite a third-quarter dip, according to the latest data compiled by Verisign. The latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published yesterday, shows that there were 332.4 million domains registered at the end of the year. That’s up by 1.7 million names (0.5%) on the third quarter and up 3.1 million names (0.9%) on 2016.

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  • CentralNic spends $3.3 million on .com portfolios

    … CentralNic has splashed out £2.5 million ($3.3 million) to bolster its portfolio of domain names for the secondary market. The company said in a brief statement today that it acquired an unspecified number of domains across “a number of portfolios”. The sellers were not disclosed. The names were all in .com. CEO Ben Crawford said the names…

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  • Namecheap to bring millions of domains in-house next week

    … must consent to the transfer. Now, Namecheap says all .com and .net names registered before January 2017 or transferred in before November 2017 will be migrated. There may be some downtime as the transition goes through, the company warned. Tweet Tagged: .com, .net, bulk transfer, enom, namecheap, rightside, tucows …

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  • ICANN punts o.com auction to US watchdogs

    … Verisign’s proposed auction of the domain o.com might have a negative effect on competition and is to be referred to US regulators. That’s according to ICANN’s response to the .com registry’s request to release the domain, which is among the 23 single-letter domains currently reserved under the terms of its contract. ICANN has determined…

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  • Verisign wants to auction off O.com for charity

    … The internet could soon gets just its fourth active single-character .com domain name, after Verisign revealed plans to auction off o.com for charity. The company has asked ICANN to allow it to release just one of the 23 remaining one-letter .com domains, which are currently reserved under the terms of the .com registry agreement. It’s…

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  • Verisign launches name-spinner tool for if you really, really need a .com

    … Verisign has launched a new name-spinning tool, designed to help new businesses find relevant domain names in Verisign-managed TLDs. It’s called NameStudio. Verisign said: NameStudio can deliver relevant .com and .net domain name suggestions based on popular keywords, trending news topics and semantic relevance. Pulling from multiple…

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  • Verisign and Afilias testing Whois killer

    … or domainer, in other words. As it happens, it’s highly possible that this kind of stratified Whois is something that will be legally mandated by the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into effect next May. Tweet Tagged: .com, .info, .net, afilias, ICANN, pilot, rdap, verisign, whois …

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  • Forget emojis, you can buy Egyptian hieroglyph .com domains

    … Call them the Emojis of the Ancient World. Egyptian hieroglyphs were once the cutting edge of written communication, and it turns out Verisign lets you register .com domains using them. Internationalized domain names expert Andre Schapp discovered a couple months ago that the Unicode code points for the ancient script have been approved in 16…

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  • How .com became a restricted TLD

    … Verisign has been given approval to start restricting who can and cannot register .com and .net domain names in various countries. Customers of Chinese registrars are the first to be affected by the change to the registry’s back-end system, which was made last year. ICANN last week gave Verisign a “free to deploy” notice for a new…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein How To's- 23 readers -
  • Phishing in new gTLDs up 1,000% but .com still the worst

    … The .com domain is still the runaway leader TLD for phishing, with new gTLDs still being used for a tiny minority of attacks, according to new research. .com domains accounted for 51% of all phishing in 2016, despite only having 48% of the domains in the “general population”, according to the 2017 Phishing Trends & Intelligence Report from…

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  • Thick Whois policy for .com is now live

    … the master database of all Whois records for .com domains, rather than it being spread piecemeal across all registrars. The switch comes as a result of a years-in-the-making ICANN policy that officially came into force yesterday. It also applies to .com stablemates .net and .jobs. The first big change will come August 1 this year, the deadline…

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  • Fore! Twitter to Livestream Early Round PGA Tour Tournament Play

    … the PGA Tour Championship in August. Content will include pre-tournament analysis, interviews, range coverage and live competitions from marquee groups’ first two holes. On the business side, advertisers can tap packages including television-style mid-roll spots, as well as original clips produced by the PGA Tour. The partnership between Twitter…

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  • Thick Whois coming to .com next year, price rise to follow?

    … Verisign could be running a “thick” Whois database for .com, .net and .jobs by mid-2017, under a new ICANN proposal. A timetable published this week would see the final three hold-out gTLDs fully move over to the standard thick Whois model by February 2019, with the system live by next August. Some people believe that Verisign might use…

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  • People are forgetting .com exists — ICANN survey

    … to 86% in 2015. Equally unbelievably, awareness of .net and .org fell from 76% to 69% and from 70% to 65% respectively between 2015 and 2016, the survey found. Those are just three among many hundreds of findings of the Nielsen survey, which was carried out in order to inform ICANN’s Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review…

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  • US confirms no .com price hikes before 2024

    … if it can show .com no longer holds “market power”. With most new gTLDs still struggling, that would be a tough sell for the foreseeable future. Verisign would need both ICANN and NTIA blessings to raise prices. Tweet Tagged: .com, iana, ICANN, justice, ntia, prices, ted cruz, transition, verisign …

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  • 5 Tips for Saving Time in the Social Networking Age

    … of your to-dos, you can further optimize your time saving motto by scheduling and sorting. Instead of manually doing each and every chore on your social media schedule, you can make the most of technology to help you out. Free scheduling service is provided by renowned names like Buffer, SocialOomph and Hootsuite, enabling you to take control…

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