October’s top domain name stories: Meta, Tucows, EU and more

These are the stories that attracted the most eyeballs last month.

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1. Yes, Facebook chose Meta for its new name and forwards Meta.com – Facebook is now Meta, a company with metaverse ambitions. Domainers have been registering meta domains in droves, but not just because of this rebranding.

2. Two takeaways from Dan.com’s sales data – The company is grabbing market share, and not just of .com sales. Also, check out a recap of its September sales.

3. .Club top level domain went MIA today – The entire top level domain went down, taking sites built on .club with it.

4. EU Directive on domain owner data could create headaches for domain companies – It doesn’t “ban privacy” as some alarmists state, but it will be a pain for domain companies.

5. Tucows picks up UNR registry and employees – The headline says it all. Tucows CEO Elliot Noss discussed the acquisition on a DNW Podcast last month.

Podcasts (in reverse chronological order)

#360 – GoDaddy domain investor update with Paul Nicks (listen)

#359 – Managing DNS abuse with Elliot Noss (listen)

#358 – Ethereum Name Service (listen)

#357 – The power of great domains with John Rampton (listen)

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