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TACO Platform updates

We are very pleased to announce several updates to the Tucows TACO Platform: Domain registration data lookups are now automatically disclosed to the domain owner, simultaneously with the data being provided to the requestor; TACO users can view their own account information; TACO users can report inaccurate data directly through the lookup results page; Finally, […]

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What do domain status codes mean?

When you do a Whois lookup on a domain, the results include a lot of information. It’ll look something like the image below. Most of the fields are pretty self-explanatory, but the meaning of the “Domain Status” field values isn’t always so clear. In this post, we’ll explain what the various status codes mean, so […]

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October 2022・Commercial

Three reasons for your e-commerce clients to build a brand with .store

The global e-commerce industry has never been bigger. And eMarketer’s global forecast of $5.5 trillion in retail e-commerce sales for 2022 is a testament to this fact. This boost in e-commerce may have started as the COVID-19 pandemic forced buyers and sellers to change their behaviors, but the USA’s International Trade Commission predicts that the […]

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ICANN75 recap

I had intended to participate remotely in ICANN75, as I did for the past few ICANN conferences, but these plans were disrupted as I was called for jury duty and unable to attend most of the sessions. This blog post is thus gratefully dedicated to our RrSG Secretariat and the several RrSG members who provided […]

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June 2022・Industry Insight

ICANN74 recap

If we’ve known each other or worked together for any significant period of time, you know that I have a strong sense of FOMOW—fear of missing out on work. The hybrid-format ICANN74 meeting simultaneously eased and exacerbated those feelings. I was so glad to be able to participate in sessions remotely but found myself longing […]

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Targeting content creators with .blog

There are millions of individuals, businesses, and organizations that provide regular content to their audiences. For some, content — be it workshops, courses, or paid subscriptions — is the core of their business. For others, it’s a means to strengthen their brand presence and win potential customers by providing real upfront value that welcomes them […]

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March 2022・Industry Insight

ICANN73 recap

ICANN73 took place last week and, as always, it was a productive conference. Panels covered an interesting range of topics: in-progress policy work, what it truly means for something to be in the global public interest and how ‘public interest’ can be assessed, what’s next for new gTLDs now that the Subsequent Procedures Working Group […]

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