A look back at the past month in the domain business.
The top story on Domain Name Wire last month was an arena naming deal that I scooped. Other topics include data privacy, a neo-nazi website and tough times in the domain business. Here are the top five stories ranked by pageviews:
1. Verizon Center in Washington DC likely to become Capital One Center – The most viewed story last month was my scoop about a name change for the arena in Washington D.C. Using recent domain name registrations, I concluded that it would be renamed from the Verizon Center to the Capital One Arena.
2. Will May 2018 be the death of Whois? – The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) isn’t a sexy topic, but it’s going to have a major impact on domain names.
3. GoDaddy drops Uniregistry again – GoDaddy will stop offering Uniregistry domains (again). It struck a deal with Hexonet to manage Uniregistry names that are already registered with GoDaddy.
4. Google ends up with DailyStormer.com domain name – Domain name registrars and other service providers played a game of hot potato with the racist Daily Stormer website.
5. Cold winds in the domain industry? – The domain business is in a bit of a funk.
And here are the podcasts Domain Name Wire published last month: