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Top Domain Name Sales and gTLD Adoption

According to DN Journal, through December 18, 2016, there were only four million dollar domain sales for the year: HG.com ($3.77M) Vivo.com ($2.1M) Jade.com ($1.25M) LA.com ($1.2M) According to Namestat, the top new gTLD’s were as follows: .TLD Domains 1 .xyz 6,026,933 2 .top 4,298,844 3 .win 1,126,266 4 .loan 911,502 5 .wang (net) 861,567 6…

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CLBR #112: ICANN at 15 and Cal’s Political Blogger Rules (with audio)

ICANN at 15 and California’s New Political Blogger Rules Podcast: Play in new window | Download (53.0MB) [Don’t forget to download the WebmasterRadio Mobile App so you can listen wherever you go]. ICANN at 15 with John Jeffrey CLBR preview blog post It was a special treat to go inside ICANN and meet with John Jeffrey, ICANN’s longtime General…

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ICANN Moves Forward with gTLDs at Durban Meetings

ICANN Considering Scrapping “Who Is” System An ICANN report has concluded that the current WHOIS system of giving every user the same anonymous public access to (too often inaccurate) gTLD registration data—should be abandoned. Instead, the EWG recommends a paradigm shift whereby gTLD registration data is collected, validated and disclosed for permissible purposes only, with some…

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Top Story: ICANN’S Book of Revelations

ICANN’S REVEAL DAY What Are the New gTLDs and What Does it All Mean  Wednesday  is what ICANN labeled as “Reveal Day,” for the moment when it announced the applicants who paid the $185,000 application fee for 1,409 new generic top level domains (gTLDs) in what some where calling the “greatest internet landgrab in history.”  One…