21 Jan '15, 3pm

The wild story about how the domain name was just registered

Verisign just allowed the reserved domain name CM.com to be registered. Here’s why. In 2013, the longtime registrant of CM.com lost his domain name . The domain name had been registered to Satoshi Shimoshita since 2004. Yet the domain name was deleted following a period in which the nameservers for the domain name pointed to NS1.SPAMSHUTDOWN.COM. That a registrar forcefully deleted an extremely valuable domain name not coming up for renewal is rather odd. But the story of CM.com has become even more intriguing since then… When Domain.com deleted CM.com in 2013, the domain name didn’t become available for registration. At the time, I reached out to Verisign to understand why no one could register it. Verisign pointed me to Appendix 6 of the 2012 registry agreement the company signed with ICANN. Appendix 6 states that “all two-character labels must be reserved from initial (...

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