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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .COM and .NET Registrations in April

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends. more

eco/i2Coalition Update Webinar on ICANN Contracted Party GDPR Compliance

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has presented several data models to its contracted parties regarding their contractual arrangements with ICANN and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). more

dotPR Addresses Remain Operational Despite Puerto Rico Island Wide Power Outage

Gauss Research Laboratories, the .PR ccTLD manager, is pleased to announce that addresses are still up and running and will work worldwide despite the power situation in Puerto Rico. more

Afilias to Support ICANN Community Response to the EU's GDPR

Afilias today announced that it is temporarily suspending plans to limit the display of WHOIS data to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) currently scheduled to take effect on 25 May, 2018. more

Radix's Premium Domains for 2017 Renew at 71%

Radix, one of the world's largest portfolio registries, today reported a 71% renewal rate of its premium domains that have a recurring premium renewal fee. This renewal rate is based on revenue, implying that if premium domains worth $100,000 were registered, domains worth $71,000 have been renewed in 2017 more

ICA Statement on ADO.com UDRP Decision: Overreaching Panelists and Interference With Domain Market

In the recent ado.com UDRP decision, the panel made the speculative and factually incorrect finding that a "high" asking price indicated bad faith targeting of a trademark. The UDRP is intended to address clear-cut cases of cybersquatting, not to second guess the asking prices set on inherently valuable domains in an open and competitive marketplace. more

Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 332.4 Million Domain Registrations in Q4 2017

Verisign has released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the fourth quarter of 2017 closed with approximately 332.4 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 1.7 million domain name registrations as of Dec. 31, 2017. more

Startups on Radix Domains Rake in $436M in VC Funding

Radix, one of the world's leading nTLD portfolio registries, today announced that at least 18 startups across its TLDs have received over $436 million in VC funding between 2016-2017. These startups are spread across various verticals such as cryptocurrency, robotics, digital payments, IoT, satellite communication, etc. more

Paving the Path to the Brandsight Beta: Development and Release of Our Domain Management Product

It's been a busy few months here at Brandsight. For a small and young company, we have had a lot of initiatives closing out 2017 and entering 2018. By far, our biggest focus since launching the company has been on the development and release of our domain management product. more

Radix Appoints Sandeep Ramchandani as CEO

Sandeep Ramchandani, 35, has been with Radix since its inception as the VP and Business Head. Prior to Radix, he was with LogicBoxes, an enterprise consulting business, which was one of the businesses acquired by Endurance International Group in 2014. more