• Radix acquires .fun gTLD from Warren Buffett

      New gTLD portfolio player Radix has acquired the pre-launch TLD .fun from its original owner. The company took over the .fun Registry Agreement from Oriental Trading Company on October 4, according to ICANN records. Oriental is a party supplies company owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. It won .fun in a private auction in April last year, beating off Google and .

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  • Donuts joins fight to delay .web gTLD auction with emergency appeal

    … Donuts and Radix have filed an “emergency” appeal with ICANN in an attempt to get the forthcoming auction for the .web gTLD delayed. The companies, both of which have applied for .web, say they have evidence that one of their rival bidders recently changed ownership without telling ICANN, in breach of application rules. They filed a Request…

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  • Radix joins the Hollywood content police

    … Radix has become the second major gTLD registry to announce a content policing deal with the movie industry. It today said it has signed an agreement with the Motion Picture Association of America similar to the one Donuts announced in February. Like Donuts, Radix will treat the MPAA as a “trusted notifier” for the purposes of taking down…

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  • Donuts wins .doctor

    … Donuts has emerged the victor of the .doctor gTLD contention set. Competing applicants Radix and The Medical Registry both withdrew their applications last week. The string wasn’t due to head to its ICANN last-resort auction until May 25, indicating that the contention set was settled privately. .doctor has been the subject of some…

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  • Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years

    … Having just finished the most-successful new gTLD launch day to date, Radix Registry reckons it can get .online to seven figures in two to three years. “We’re at 37,170 names as of an hour ago,” Radix CEO Bhavin Turakhia told DI at about 1000 UTC this morning. That represents less than a full day of general availability. The company said last…

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  • Radix targets 25,000 names for .online’s first day

    … Radix Registry reckons .online will move at least 15,000 domains in its first day of general availability, but it’s aiming higher. “We are confident .online will be amongst the biggest new gTLDs that have launched,” Radix business head Sandeep Ramchandani said in a press release today. “The same sentiment across several Registrar Partners has…

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  • New gTLD phishing still tiny, but .xyz sees most of it

    … New gTLDs are not yet being widely used to carry out phishing runs, but most such attacks are concentrated in .xyz. That’s one of the conclusions of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which today published its report for the second half of 2014. Phishing was basically flat in the second half of the year, with 123,972 recorded attacks. The number…

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  • Noss hints at winning .online auction bid

    … with financial backing from Tucows and NameCheap. The three companies intend to set up a new joint venture to manage the .online registry, as we reported yesterday, with each company contributing between $4 million and $5 million. Assuming at least one company is contributing $4 million and at least one is contributing $5 million, that works out…

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  • Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs

    … in phishing attacks. That’s flat on the second half of 2013 and almost double the first half of 2013. Only roughly a quarter of the domains used in phishing had been registered for the purpose. The rest were pointing to compromised web servers. On new gTLDs, the APWG said: As of this writing, the new gTLD program has not resulted in a bonanza…

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  • Which made more money — .website, .press or .host?

    … available. If we were to use Go Daddy’s base retail pricing as a proxy guide, .host was hypothetically the biggest money-spinner yesterday. At $129.99 a year, it would have made $101,132. Because .website only costs $14.99 at Go Daddy, it would have only made $95,037, even though it sold thousands more names. But Radix offered registrars what…

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  • Radix delay blamed on promo pricing

    … Radix Registry’s first three new gTLD launches have been delayed for 24 hours after registrars experienced problems with promotional pricing. .website, .host and .press will now go to general availability at 1600 UTC today. Radix business head Sandeep Ramchandani said that some registrars were not expecting the registry to quote discounted fees…

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