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Verisign issues statement on .cc/.tv situation in China

July 26, 2017Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on Verisign issues statement on .cc/.tv situation in China

Company has submitted applications but domains are not licensed for sale in China.

Last week some registrars in China dropped support for .cc and .tv domain names, both of which are managed by registry company Verisign. This was part of a directive from the Chinese government to suspend sales of a number of domains that have not yet received licenses from the government.

Verisign has a license for .com and .net, so those domains can be sold and hosted in China.

The company just issued a statement about the issue:

Verisign is engaged in discussions with the Chinese government to obtain licenses to provide domain name registry services for .cc, .tv and our Chinese IDNs. We submitted our updated applications in July 2017. We expect to begin to engage in discussions with the Chinese government about our final evaluation and ultimately obtain licenses for .cc, .tv and our IDNs.

Verisign says the domains will still be available through HiChina, Bizcn, Chinasource and 35 Tech while it awaits the government license.



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StartUp in the ecommerce field looking for domain name – Up to $1500 Budget

July 26, 2017DomainingComments Off on StartUp in the ecommerce field looking for domain name – Up to $1500 Budget
 RobbiesBlog.com: Today: I want to buy a catchy domain for a global forum / $35 Logo for Car Valuation site / HELP ASAP .. Someone highjacked me EFTY LANDING PAGE!! / And more. Here are the new discussions and...

.VIP gets 75% renewal rate for early registrations

July 26, 2017Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on .VIP gets 75% renewal rate for early registrations

Company tops expectation it set last month.

Last month MMX (Minds + Machines) forecasted that about 70% or more of .VIP domains registered within the first 31 days of general availability last year would be renewed.

A commenter on that post claimed “There is no way it will be 70%”, insinuating it would be less. Now the totals are in and the number is indeed about 70%. 75% of domains registered during this period have been renewed.

This is an incredibly high first-year renewal rate for a new top level domain, especially one dependent on Chinese domain investors who have been scaling back investments lately.

In an announcement today, the company also said sales from H1 2017 won’t be as strong as the peak last year when .VIP launched. MMX didn’t launch any new domains in the first half of this year but will launch .boston later this year. However, it expects to reach breakeven based on renewal revenues covering fixed costs this year.

The company also said it is continuing to complete its “strategic review”, aka discussing selling the company.



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Domain security : DomainTools rolls out Threat Profile in beta

July 26, 2017DomainingComments Off on Domain security : DomainTools rolls out Threat Profile in beta
 DomainGang.com: DomainTools is rolling out Threat Profile, a new security tool that identifies domains that can be used for phishing, malware or spam campaigns – before that happens! This type of “Minority Report” utilizes heuristic algorithms that can efficiently crunch through data, and allocate probability of malicious use to do...

Ditch that Paypal for Payoneer. You can now use it for payments from Individuals.

July 26, 2017DomainingComments Off on Ditch that Paypal for Payoneer. You can now use it for payments from Individuals.
 DN.Domains: Payoneer was earlier allowing only Payments from companies. So, it was only useful for payments from companies such as Commission Junction etc. But they are now allowing payments from Individuals.  For this, you have to first login to Payoneer Click on Receive. Click on Request a Payment. You will see this page. Click on New payer. S...

Couple of Non .com Commercials

July 26, 2017DomainingComments Off on Couple of Non .com Commercials
 DomainInvesting.com: I am not a huge television watcher, but I was watching some TV last night, and I saw two interesting commercials. Each of these commercials featured a non .com domain name. One commercial was a tourism spot for Israel, and it used a .Travel domain name, and the other commercial was a movie preview that used a .Movie domain name. Here...

Boca To Rethink Sanborn Satan and Festivus Diplays – Deerfield News (press release) (blog)

July 26, 2017DomainingComments Off on Boca To Rethink Sanborn Satan and Festivus Diplays – Deerfield News (press release) (blog)
 Internet News: Boca To Rethink Sanborn Satan and Festivus Diplays Deerfield News (press release) (blog) Howard Levy is a local businessman since 1981 and since 1997 a domainer and website owner.Levy has been living in Deerfield-Boca area since 1980 and been visiting Deerfield Beach since he was 14 in 1976 when his grandparents moved here from ...

NameSummit 2017 presents expert advice about making money on social media

July 26, 2017DomainingComments Off on NameSummit 2017 presents expert advice about making money on social media
 NameSummit.com: NameSummit 2017 presents a panel of experts to discuss and debate the best methods for generating revenue through social platforms. What does it take to make money on social media platforms? A panel of industry experts will share their thoughts and ideas on the topic from different points of view at the NameSummit 2017 conference. [&...

The issue is temporary. Verisign is working on .CC approval

July 26, 2017DomainingComments Off on The issue is temporary. Verisign is working on .CC approval
 DN.Domains: We have reported .CC new registrations have been halted in China due to Verisign not securing a license for the extension. I and one of my friends tried to obtain a response from Verisign on this regard. Today, I got the response from Verisign and a link to their blog saying they have updated their ... The post The issue is temporary...

Verisign and PIR issue statements about the China license problem

July 26, 2017DomainingComments Off on Verisign and PIR issue statements about the China license problem
 OnlineDomain.com: Last week a Chinese registrar (eName) announced that they suspended new domain name registrations for .org, .asia, .cc and .tv extensions because of a new regulation of the Chinese government. This was the first we heard about this new ban. The new regulation does not permit Chinese registrars to allow new domain name registrations b...