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No More .Top at Uniregistry

Labeled as new gtlds in Domain Industry News, started by Silentptnr, Apr 14, 2021

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  1. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    I just read this article....

    https://domaingang.com/domain-news/transfer-these-domain-names-away-from-uniregistry-asap/

    Apparently, Uniregistry will no longer support these extensions after June 2021...

    .cam
    .cx
    .desi
    .eco
    .how
    .icu
    .lc
    .li
    .luxe
    .markets
    .mn
    .observer
    .ooo
    .organic
    .pm
    .re
    .realty
    .sc
    .soy
    .srl
    .sucks
    .tf
    .top
    .trading
    .vc
    .wf
    .yt
    .club.tw
    .co.at
    .com.pr
    .com.vc
    .game.tw
    .or.at
    .org.mx
    .radio.am
    .radio.fm

    Source: https://domaingang.com/domain-news/transfer-these-domain-names-away-from-uniregistry-asap/
     
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  2. olcayto

    olcayto NameFree.net

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  3. griff

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  4. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    Their loss, absolutely.

    But the fact that GoDaddy (parent company of Uniregistry) uses

    godaddy.top
    http://www.godaddy.top

    as forwarder leads to the idea that they know it actually very well.
     
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  5. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Contributor VIP

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    I was surprised to see .top on the list.
     
  6. Samer

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    Godaddy bought Uniregistry.

    Blame Godaddy
     
  7. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    I'm not really surprised as they probably know that offering .top would weaken their .com business.
     
  8. Jurgen Wolf

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    GD was never even accredited in .TOP
    They don't support it, so looks that they decided to drop it at Uni as well.
     
  9. tonyk2000

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    Less unwanted extensions = great news. Hope GoDaddy itself will do the same, earlier or later!
     
  10. Jurgen Wolf

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    And in MANY ccTLDs GD is NOT accredited also, including very interesting like .ST
    With some ccTLDs they act as reseller under German Key-Systems (RRPproxy.net).
     
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  11. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    Maybe the .top registry don't want to make business with GoDaddy who knows.
     
  12. Jurgen Wolf

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    It is on GoDaddy side...
    In .PRO they were accredited after ~12 years and after TONS of requests, just example.
     
  13. Silentptnr

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    The article I linked to mentioned that the decision was based on lack of registration activity.
     
  14. Jurgen Wolf

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    Because Uni prices are not interesting at least for domainers.
    Among endusers this registrar was never popular regardless of TLD.
     
  15. eyedomainous

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    Amongst other factors, the 'Most Malicious TLD" list was likely a consideration.

    .Top, for example, is currently the 5th worst spam TLD... with over 22% of its registered domains spamming.
    SOURCE: spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/

    Other researchers are compiling other 'Malicious' lists for malware distribution, typo-squatting, phishing, adware, etc., and more than a few are on the 'no longer supported' list cited.
     
  16. Jurgen Wolf

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    I sold 2 non-English .TOPs for $850 and 350 EUR.
    Buyers from Russia and Ukraine.
     
  17. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    Latest when GoDaddy will openly admit that no other TLD than .top is top, they will offer it (in case they will be able to negotiate a deal with the .top registry).
     
  18. Lox

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    cos TOP in Cyrillic is TOR (pP = r)

    Regards
     
  19. Domainstore

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    I agree with this one, on the condition that .top doesn't raise their prices.
    I'm sad to see earlier in this thread that .top domains are used for spamming.
     
  20. Jurgen Wolf

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    No, it is considered as TOP only, in the same meaning.
     
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  21. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    I don't know if or how bad .top is really used for spamming operations but I know the SPAMHAUS website and I am aware that .top is unfortunately currently listed there. This is, however, hopefully, just the status quo and it may change soon. For a long time .top wasn't even in this list.

    I want to add that I personlay NEVER received a spam email (since .top exist (2014)) from a .top email address but I receive DAILY spam from .com email addresses.

    As long as email addresses will exist, spam will exist (unfortunately).
     
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  22. tonyk2000

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    I am wondering what is wrong with a few country code tlds in this list. On a spot view: LI - Liechtenstein, MN - Mongolia, LC - Saint Lucia, CX Christmas Island, VC Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? Except an obvious lack of registrations / users interest?
     
  23. Silentptnr

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    I was also surprised to see .cx on the list.
     
  24. Silentptnr

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  25. tonyk2000

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    Well... if .top pays them enough - why not? It may well be that something similar happened with a few .desi domains constantly promoted on the 1st page of afternic (in 2020 or so..., "premium domains" column). It was where I learned that such an extension (dot desi), now banned from uni, exists... to begin with.
     
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