Uniregistry

    • Uniregistry changes emails after “renewal scam” complaints

      Uniregistry has modified its marketing emails after customers complained they looked like fake renewal “scams”. One customer contacted DI last week to say they were “horrified” to receive pitches for cheap SSL certificates that “read like some of the worst domain expiration scams of the past”. The company recently started reselling Comodo’s SSL certs as part of its plan to ...

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  • SpamHaus ranks most-botted TLDs and registrars

    … NameCheap and Uniregistry have emerged as two of the most-abused domain name companies, using statistics on botnet command and control centers released by SpamHaus this week. SpamHaus data shows that over a quarter of all botnet C&Cs found during the year were using NameCheap as their registrar. It also shows that almost 1% of domains…

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  • Uniregistry: sales prices down for “first time ever”

    … Uniregistry today said that it sold $29 million of domain names through its Uniregistry Market platform so far this year. But the company said that average sales prices dipped for the “first time ever” over the period. The 3,617 names it sold in the first eight months of the year went for on average $8,017 per domain, compared to $9,110…

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  • GoDaddy’s reason for dumping Uniregistry doesn’t make a lot of sense

    … that it will no longer offer new registrations in Uniregistry’s stable of new gTLDs, but will continue to support existing customers. The registrar’s EVP of domains, Mike McLaughlin, reportedly explained the move like this: GoDaddy strives to provide its customers with great product experiences wherever possible. After careful consideration, we…

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  • Uniregistry sale leads to BBC telling millions that domainers exist

    … The BBC dedicated five minutes of prime-time air to telling the British public that domainers exist, after a Uniregistry domain name sale led to interest from producers. The One Show appears on BBC One at 7pm five days a week. It’s the BBC’s flagship magazine program and appears to currently have about 3.5 million viewers per day. It’s…

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  • After price hike, now Tucows drops support for Uniregistry TLDs

    … Tucows is to drop OpenSRS support for nine Uniregistry gTLDs after the registry announced severe price increases. The registrar told OpenSRS resellers that it will no longer support .audio, .juegos, .diet, .hiphop, .flowers, .guitars, .hosting, .property and .blackfriday from September 8, the date the increases kick in. It’s the second major…

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  • Uniregistry and Neustar have TLDs approved in China

    … to strict takedown policies for Chinese registrants. While MIIT appears to be announcing newly approved TLDs on a monthly basis, it’s a slow drip-feed. I believe there are still fewer than 20 Latin-script gTLDs currently cleared for use in China. Tweet Tagged: .car, .link, cars registry, china, miit, neustar, uniregistry …

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  • Uniregistry to grandfather existing domains before big price increases

    … Uniregistry has backtracked on its plan to hike renewal fees on thousands of domain name registrations. CEO Frank Schilling described the U-turn, which followed a ferocious backlash from domain investors, as “the right thing to do”. The company had announced price increases across 16 of its 27 gTLDs that in one case exceeded 3,000…

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  • Schilling expects GoDaddy to return after dumping Uniregistry gTLDs

    … Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling has expressed his “surprise” that GoDaddy has decided to stop selling his company’s gTLDs, but said he expects the registrar to return in future. GoDaddy’s decision to stop new registrations and inbound transfers for Uniregistry’s portfolio of gTLDs came after the registry revealed price increases for 16 strings…

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  • Schilling: big price increases needed to keep new gTLDs alive

    … Uniregistry is to massively increase the price of some of its under-performing new gTLDs in an effort to keep them afloat. Sixteen TLDs from the company’s portfolio of 27 will see price increases of up to 3,000% starting September 8, CEO Frank Schilling confirmed to DI today. “We need more revenue from these strings, especially the low volume…

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

    … service for DNS resolution, according to IANA records. About half of these are tiny ccTLDs. They other half are Uniregistry’s portfolio of new gTLDs, including the like of .link, .car and .photo. Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling told DI that the Uniregistry TLDs did not go down as a result of the attack, pointing out that the company also uses its…

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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)

    … for almost two years but has only 5,600 names in its zone file. Donuts declined to comment, but it seems to me we’re looking at a failing gTLD looking for a white knight in this instance. Tweet Tagged: .jetzt, .shopping, acquisition, donuts, ICANN, m&a, new gTLDs, new tld company, uniregistry …

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