Uniregistry Now Accepts Paypal As A Payment Option

uniregistryCayman Islands based registrar Uniregistry announced that it now accepts Paypal as a payment option. Uniregistry is a registrar owned by domain name investor Frank Schilling.

Not being able to pay by Paypal was a deal breaker for me and now that it is resolved, I am ready to try out Uniregistry. So now you can pay by Paypal besides using a wire transfer or a credit card.

There are 3 easy steps to connect PayPal to your Uniregistry purchases: Continue reading

ICANN Terminates Accreditation Of Panama Registrar With Zero (0) Domains!

icannICANN sent a notice of termination of registrar accreditation agreement for the registrar Vigson, Inc. from Panama on the 18th of November 2014.

As of 18 November 2014, Vigson, Inc.’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet  Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”)  dated 3 October 2012 (“RAA”) is terminated pursuant to Section 5. 3.4 of the RAA. The termination shall become effective Continue reading

Moniker Announces John McLaughlin as New Chief Operating Officer

monikerMoniker announced today that Mr. John McLaughlin will assume responsibility as the new Chief Operating Officer.

Mr McLaughlin’s first statement might infuriate a lot of Moniker’s clients: “The new management platform represents an industry leading solution that we plan on developing further to deliver security and value added services.”

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Moniker Adds New Security Features But It Is Too Little, Too Late

monikerMoniker announced some new security features to help customers protect their domains from theft that was common practice there over the past couple of months. I say: “Too Little, Too Late”. Problems started with the control panel/system change and the registrar was killed off by the countless stolen domains.

Moniker added a much sought after two-step authentication and Continue reading

GoDaddy Opens European Customer Care Centre

godaddyGoDaddy announced it has opened a new customer care centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The new centre will provide localised customer care to the company’s EMEA customer base.

“At GoDaddy, we truly believe we can delight our growing customer base and that the ideal formula revolves around impeccable service”

The European customer care center has been operating for a few months now. I don’t know why the announcement was made so late. I know because Continue reading

Beware Of Network Solutions Domain Expiration Dates

network_solutionsI was transferring some domains out of Network Solutions, like I always do, when I noticed that a domain I didn’t intent to transfer out, as it was expiring in 2 years, was instead expiring in a few days in my NS control panel.

All domains I have with Network Solutions are domains won in auctions at Namejet. I have not registered on renewed a domain in Network Solutions and I don’t intent to. Network Solutions is a company that Continue reading

Internet.bs Plans Important Changes

gtldsRegistrar Internet.bs, that was recently bought by CentralNic Group PLC, has planned some important changes in the near future.

It will soon be offering domains under several new TLD extensions including select new gTLDs and .me. Internet.bs has not yet signed the 2013 RAA (Registrar Accreditation Agreement) that allows registrars to offer New gTLDs but I guess that is about to change soon.

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Moniker Is Oblivious As Usual To The Disaster And Blames the Heartbleed Bug

monikerJust like after it changed its control panel Moniker is once again issuing a statement that solves none of the problems. And it can’t solve any of the problems because they don’t admit that there is an underlying problem: their new system.

I bet you all have heard of the massive hacking attack on Moniker. It was successful and many domains have been reported as stolen including domains such as bit.com.

Moniker, in an email today, claims that the Heartbleed Bug caused the system vulnerabilities.

They also said what seems to be completely not true: Continue reading

Domain Cost Club Offers Domains At-Cost With A $99 Fee Per Year (video)

gtldsICANN Accredited registrar Domain Cost Club starts a new club to provide domains at wholesale price to its members. Starting from October 2014, the registrar will accept new members.
All domain registrars buy domains at exactly the same price from registries, and then sell them to end-users at a higher price to make a profit. Domain Cost Club launched in October 2014 is changing this model by introducing at-cost pricing to its members.

Members of Domain Cost Club are assured to get the cheapest Continue reading

How To Check If Any Of Your Domains Have Been Stolen From Moniker

monikerYesterday Moniker send emails to all its users with new passwords and asked them to change the passwords immediately. It was later reported that this was done after a massive hacking that resulted in many valuable domain names being stolen from various Moniker accounts.

First of all I must say that I can’t believe that no one at Moniker noticed that a single IP logged into thousands of accounts. Is there anyone over at Moniker? This is a major flag that went unnoticed. This went on for 2 weeks that gave the thieves plenty of time to transfer out any domains the wanted.

Of course if you own a very small number of domains you can check whois and then check if the domain is in your Moniker account. But if you have thousands of domains it is not that easy.

First of all you should Continue reading