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Hilco Streambank Rebrands IPv4Auctions.com to IPv4.Global

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In an email sent yesterday afternoon, Hilco Streambank announced it will be rebranding its IPv4Auctions.com website to IPv4.Global. This is Hilco Streambank’s platform for selling version 4 Internet Protocol addresses.

I asked Hilco Streambank CEO Gabe Fried why they chose a .Global domain name for their platform. Here’s what Gabe told me:

GoDaddy Advertising New Extensions via AdWords

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I was browsing the New York Post on my iPhone this morning when a GoDaddy banner advertisement caught my attention. The banner was highlighting three new gTLD domain names: You.Training, You.Fitness, and You.Coach:

There are Almost 30,000 .Love Domain Names

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Did you know there is a .Love new gTLD extension? .Love domain names can be bought at many domain registrars, and it looks like there are nearly 30,000 .Love domain names registered. I had forgotten about the .Love extension until I saw a Valentine’s Day tweet from InterNetX this afternoon:

XYZ Registry Publishes Quarterly Report

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The XYZ registry published its Q4 2018 quarterly report (pdf file), and the registry shared some internal and external stats from the extensions the registry manages (.XYZ, .Cars, .Car, .Auto, .Rent, .Storage, .Theatre, .College, .Security and .Protection). The report is dubbed as a quarterly report, but it looks like some of the information is compiled from the full 2018 year rather than the fourth quarter alone.

Here are some of the facts XYZ shared from across the extensions it operates:

New EnCirca Service to Streamline .BOT Registrations

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EnCirca is the registrar for the .BOT domain name registry, which is managed by Amazon. In advance of NamesCon, EnCirca just put out a press release to announce a new service to help streamline .BOT domain name registrations. You can read more about .BOT domain names and how they are used on the Amazon Registry website.

This $300 Million Company Uses a .Cash Domain Name

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According to a TechCrunch article published yesterday, a startup called Dosh announced it had raised a $40 million round of funding. CrunchBase reports that the company has raised $97 million in funding since it was founded in 2016. After the most recent funding round, the company is now valued at $300 million. Notably, Dosh uses a .Cash domain name: Dosh.Cash.

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