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Another Round of Changes With Blocks

2017 new gTLD operator, Rightside Registry, will be changing their existing DPML blocking option. Rightside will automatically upgrade all existing Legacy” Rightside DPML blocks to “Enhanced” DPML.  Features of the enhanced option include: All non-reserved premium domains will now be protected No override fees Only the DPML holder will be able to override the block […]

New gTLD Update: The Changing Conversation Surrounding New gTLDs

As the launches of the first round of new gTLDs (ngTLD) are winding down, we are seeing an interesting shift of focus from registries. The conversation is changing from promoting the launch of ngTLDs to how their TLD is being used and ways to increase registrations and renewals. Usage is going to continue to play […]

2016 Domain Year in Review

It’s that time of year when the domain industry reflects on 2016 and makes predictions for 2017. Last year I made a number of predictions. I knew that new gTLDs would continue to dominate discussions throughout the year. I anticipated that new gTLD use would increase. I knew there would be important developments in the […]