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    • .storage to have pricey second sunrise

      The .storage gTLD is to get a second sunrise period after being acquired and repurposed by XYZ.com. The registry will operate a “Trademark Landrush Period” for three weeks from November 7 as the first stage of .storage’s reboot as an open-to-all gTLD. It’s not technically a “sunrise” period under ICANN rules — that phase was already completed under previous owner Extra Spac ...

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  • Junk drop cuts .xyz in half, .top claims volume crown

    … The .xyz gTLD has seen its zone file halve in size, as millions of free and cheap domains were not renewed. The former volume leader among new gTLDs started this month with a tad over 5.2 million domains in its zone. But its July 17 zone contained 2.5 million, much less than half as many, DI analysis shows. The precipitous decline means…

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  • .xyz sets price for numeric domains at $0.65

    … XYZ.com has announced that it will charge just $0.65 wholesale for over a billion numeric domain names in .xyz. The revelation came as part of a confusing launch of what the registry calls its “1.111B Class” domains. That’s because the pricing affects all 1.111 billion numerical domains of six, seven, eight and nine digits in .xyz. These…

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  • XYZ acquires .storage, its 10th gTLD

    … XYZ.com said today that it has acquired the half-launched new gTLD .storage from its original owner. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but CEO Daniel Negari said in a blog post that it has been funded using some of the “excess of cash flow” from sales of .xyz domains. The original .storage registry was ExtraSpace Storage, which rents…

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  • .xyz, .club and .vip get the nod to sell in China

    … the government does not like, but only those domains registered via Chinese registrars. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the licenses, given to the Chinese subsidiaries of Minds + Machines, .CLUB Domains and XYZ.com respectively, today. M+M CEO Toby Hall told DI that it’s “a great moment of support for Chinese registrars…

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  • NameCheap stops selling .xyz domains

    … NameCheap may have sold over a million .xyz domains, but apparently it will sell no more than that. The registrar confirmed to DI this evening that it is no longer taking .xyz registrations. It declined to explain why. It has also stopped selling .college and .rent domains — two other gTLDs owned by XYZ.com. Other new gTLDs are not affected…

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  • XYZ hires .top guy as first China employee

    … XYZ.com has hired its first Beijing-based employee, as part of its ongoing plan to formally enter the Chinese market. The company said yesterday that it has appointed Mason Zhang, until recently chief marketing office at .top gTLD registry Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co, as its new director of business development for China…

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  • Industry lays into Verisign over .com deal renewal

    … comments opposing the proposed new Registry Agreement. They’re joined by business and intellectual property interests, concerned that Verisign is being allowed to carry on without implementing any of the IP-related obligations of other gTLDs, and a dozens of domainers, spurred into action by a newsletter. Even a child protection advocacy group…

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  • These might be the top 10 biggest new gTLD daily growth spikes

    … With news seeping out this evening that XYZ.com’s latest market blitz has very possibly added half a million domains to its .xyz gTLD today, I thought I’d knock out some data on the previous largest one-day growth spikes in new gTLDs. With some caveats, which I’ll get to, I think these might be the top 10 growth days for new gTLDs…

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  • West.cn to prop up .xyz renewals with $1.5 million subsidy

    … Leading Chinese registrar West.cn has said it will subsidize .xyz renewals to the tune of $1.5 million. According to a West.cn press release, CEO He Xiaojiang made the announcement alongside XYZ.com counterpart Daniel Negari at meeting in Beijing on Friday. The registrar’s .xyz customers “are going to get high rebate back from West.cn so…

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  • CentralNic doing okay out of new gTLDs

    … Local former rival Minds + Machines may be struggling to turn a profit, but CentralNic seems to be doing quite well out of this new gTLD malarkey. But not as well as you might expect. Large growth at its clients does not appear to have translated to a whole lot more revenue for CentralNic itself. The company yesterday reported 2015 profit…

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  • XYZ settles Verisign’s back-end switcheroo lawsuit

    … XYZ.com has settled a lawsuit filed against it against Verisign stemming from XYZ’s acquisition of .theatre, .security and .protection. Verisign sued the new gTLD registry operator for “interfering” with its back-end contracts with the previous owners last August, as part of its campaign to compete against new gTLDs in the courtroom. XYZ had…

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  • Rightside rejects Negari’s $5m new gTLD offer

    … Rightside has turned down Daniel Negari’s $5 million offer to acquire four of its new gTLDs, according to Negari. The XYZ.com CEO told DI via email tonight: I was looking forward to operating .Army, .Dance, .Dentist, and .Vet under the XYZ umbrella. I’m disappointed that Rightside didn’t entertain my offer, especially since I believe $5MM…

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