Uniregistry

  • Uniregistry says it was unaffected by mother of all DDoS attacks

    … Almost 50 top-level domains were believed to be exposed to the massive distributed denial-of-service attack that hit Dyn on Friday, but the largest of the bunch said it managed to stay online throughout. As has been widely reported in the mainstream and tech media over the last few days, DNS service provider Dyn got whacked by one…

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  • Uniregistry to release 10 million domains on October 4

    … Uniregistry plans to release millions of registry-reserved domain names, many at standard registration fee, two weeks from now. The company, which has about 25 new gTLDs in its stable, will release 10 million currently reserved names on October 4, CEO Frank Schilling told DI. The revelation follows news that the company has started allowing…

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  • Rightside refuses Donuts “opportunistic” $70m gTLD offer

    … dissatisfaction with Rightside’s success rate with new gTLDs today. Activist investor J Carlo Cannell and Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling, both of whom own small but significant chunks of Rightside, have called on the company to get rid of some of its under-performers. By announcing the offer publicly — apparently after months of private offers…

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  • Donuts quietly buys .shopping from Uniregistry (and .jetzt)

    … CEO Frank Schilling said today it was just the simple sale of a string. Donuts declined to comment. Neither revealed a price. The second Donuts acquisition, closed April 26, was of .jetzt, which was applied for, delegated to and managed by New TLD Company AB of Sweden. That gTLD, which is German for “.now”, has been in general availability…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • M+M turns $22m profit into $10m loss

    … took over as CEO in February, replacing co-founder Anthony Van Couvering, and announced earlier this month that M+M is dumping its registrar and back-end registry businesses. Its registrar customers have been sold to Uniregistry, and it will outsource its registry back-end to Nominet, to save costs. Salazar said that the two deals will lead to $2…

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  • Schilling, Famous Four rubbish Spamhaus “worst TLD” league

    … in spam or carry malware. Today, Uniregistry’s .diet tops the chart with “74.4% bad domains”, but the scores and ranks can and do shift significantly day by day. Spamhaus describes its methodology like this: This list shows the ratio of domains seen by the systems at Spamhaus versus the domains our systems profile as spamming or being used…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • Cars gTLD launch clears $1 million in EAP

    … There was a small turn-out for the premium launch of .cars, .car and .auto gTLDs, but the registry says it cleared over $1 million in revenue. The three gTLDs are run by Cars Registry, a venture between Uniregistry and XYZ.com. They all finished their pricey Early Access Periods yesterday and are due to enter general availability today…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • Uniregistry beats Donuts to .shopping, but .shop still in play

    … challenge, making the scheduled auction very complex. But Donuts and Uniregistry seem to have come to a private arrangement about .shopping, outside of the ICANN auction process, making .shop a straightforward nine-way fight. Donuts tells me the auction, in which it is participating, is still scheduled for January 27. Related posts…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Uniregistry offers app for iOS

    … Uniregistry today launched an app for customers of its registrar. The Uniregistry App became available on Apple’s App Store today, for iOS-based devices. A company spokesperson said that an Android version is in the works and will become available later this year. According to the company, the app allows users to manage or buy domains as usual…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • Schilling: registries could wind-down unprofitable gTLDs

    … New gTLD portfolio registries may one day decide to wind down some of their gTLDs if they fail to reach profitability. That’s according to Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling, who told DI today that registries may “sunset” under-performing TLDs. His comments came in response to our post earlier today about registries going out of business…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Correction: .shop auction weirder than I thought

    … The upcoming auction for .shop and .shopping new gTLDs is weird, but in a different way to which I reported on Friday. The actual rules, which are pretty complicated, mean that one applicant could win a gTLD auction without spending a single penny. The nine applicants for .shop and the two applicants for .shopping are necessarily all fighting…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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