Domain Registrars

Where Are the Domain Registrars of China?

Allegravita created this interesting infographic to illustrate where the domain name registrars of China are located. Click on the infographic to make it full size and easier to read.

Simon Cousins wrote an article about DomainFest Asia, a domain conference taking place in Macau this weekend. Simon shared his thoughts about the conference, the domain name space in China, and the four China Boot Camp sessions his company (Allegravita) is producing for the conference.

I appreciate that Allegravita shared this infographic with me, and I hope you find it interesting.

China registrars - small

Private Whois Emails Sometimes Don’t Work

I use Whois privacy on some of my domain names for competitive reasons. I don’t necessarily want people to know I own or acquired certain domain names, and having privacy enabled is an inexpensive way to keep some registrations private.

Just because I have privacy enabled on domain names, it does not necessarily mean that I am not interested in selling domain names. Although I have found that the majority of people contact me using links on the landing page of these domain names, I am fairly regularly contacted via email found during a Whois lookup.

One issue I have found is that some privacy services

Google Apps for Work Offered by Name.com

I don’t know about you, but I use Google for just about everything with my business, including email, document sharing, storage, and more. I use different accounts for the different websites and businesses that I manage. Google Apps are relatively inexpensive, and they are fairly easy for me to use.

Name.com just announced that they are offering Google Apps for Work to its registrants. This allows for seamless integration with domain names that are registered at Name.com. The news was announced in a blog post yesterday, which also offered a free three week trial of the services.

Here’s what Name.com had to say in its blog post:

“Want to manage your domains at Name.com AND create custom email addresses AND have a Gmail inbox AND be able to collaborate in Google Drive with your coworkers?

We know that sounds like a lot of awesomeness to handle all at once. But it’s a real thing. Name.com is now offering the full Google Apps for Work suite. It’s your domain, combined with all of the awesome cloud-based apps—Gmail, Hangouts, Docs, Sheets, etc.—that Google provides. You can even try it for free for 21 days.”

I understand that Name.com is now the first

Namecheap Ups the Ante for 2015 Move Your Domain Day

Since 2011, Namecheap has held its annual Move Your Domain Day, which has raised nearly $250,000 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). This year’s Move Your Domain Day will be held on January 27, 2015, and Namecheap has a special offer to increase the amount of money raised for the EFF.

There are three fundraising tiers based on the number of domain names transferred to Namecheap and hosting plans purchased. The company’s donation to the EFF will vary depending on the tier that is hit. The full details are below, but this has the potential to raise much more money for the EFF than in years past.

In addition to the fundraising aspect of this event, Namecheap will be hosting a Reddit AMA to answer questions people may have about the company. The AMA will begin at 11am (EST) on January 27th, and it will be hosted by Richard Kirkendall, founder and CEO, with the username NamecheapCEO.

Here are the fleshed out details that were provided to me for Move Your Domain Day 2015:

Namecheap: Runtime Error (Updated)

For the last week or so, popular domain registrar Namecheap has been promoting its special offers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday via its blog and social media channels. A few hours ago on Twitter, the company cited heavy demand for its increase in the number of special offers:

I went to check out some of the company’s domain name offers, and I saw a

Uniregistry Now Accepting Topcoin

According to a tweet from Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling, Uniregistry is now accepting Topcoin to pay for domain registrations across all extensions. By the end of the day today, Topcoin can also be used for inbound domain transfers and renewals across all extensions. I was told company will soon accept the cryptocurrency to pay for premium domain names offered by the registry, such as registry reserved .Link, .Help, .Property and other domain names.

I was told “Uniregistry customers receive 50% of their purchase in topcoin at no additional charge when they buy, transfer or renew a domain name. They can redeem 20-35% of registration, transfer or renewal purchases in Topcoin. Early in the new year you will be able to redeem up to 100% of premium domain name purchases in Topcoin.

Topcoin (TPC) is a cryptocurrency that

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