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Neustar Selected to Continue Operating .US Top-Level Domain

Neustar Inc. today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded the company the contract to continue operating the .US Top Level Domain (.US), the official country-code domain of the United States, for up to 10 years, until 2029. more

WHOIS Database Download Services in Theory and Practice

Let's start this post on WHOIS database download services with a story. Meet James, a businessman who has just taken an important step in developing the digital presence for his small business by registering a domain name. more

Afilias to Acquire .GLOBAL Top Level Domain

Afilias, the world's second largest domain name registry, today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Dot Global Domain Registry Limited in Dublin, the registry operator for the .GLOBAL Top Level Domain. more

Reverse WHOIS: A Powerful Process in Cybersecurity

The future continues to look bleak as the total amount lost to cybercrime is expected to keep growing. It will, in addition, put incentives for innovation and investment at risk, making cybercrime more profitable than ever. more

End User Radix Premium Domain Sales – May 2019

At Radix, we're always on the lookout for websites on our TLDs that stand out from the rest. In this post, we look at four end-user premium domain name sales, or "Marquees" as we'd like to call them, that were registered in May 2019. more

The Roots of WHOIS and Its Applications: 3 Fundamental Questions

Journalists, brand specialists, cybersecurity researchers... Everyone wants answers on who does what online, so where can you get the clues you seek? WHOIS data, alongside its databases and related products, can help you find out who's behind the most notorious websites - and possibly the shadiest ones as well. more

Verisign Q1 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 351.8 Million Domains in Q1 of 2019

Verisign today released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the first quarter of 2019 closed with 351.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.1 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. more

Domain Research and Monitoring: Keeping an Eye on the Web for You

Maintaining an online presence isn't as simple as choosing a name, putting it up, and waiting until things turn out well. Once you're out there, you have to keep an eye on your domain and what's happening around because not doing so could put you at a disadvantage or even in danger. more

WHOIS History API: Powering Domain Investigations

The Internet is like a beach - you will most likely leave behind footprints while you are there. And these impressions can be traced back to whoever left them. The same is true with domain ownership. That website name you plan to launch your next venture on? Its domain may have a history of its own. more

Radix's Karn Jajoo Talks GDPR Benefits, Positive Outlook of New gTLDs and Radix's Impressive Growth

In a recent interview with Karn Jajoo, Head of Premium Portfolio at Radix, he discusses Radix's impressive growth in 2018, the positive impact of the EU's GDPR has been it's spawned privacy discussions in developing countries with local data privacy laws and more. more