May’s top stories: Southwest Airlines, PayPal, Google and more

Southwest Airlines, PayPal and Google were in the news last month.

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With May in the books, here’s a look at what made news in the domain business. These stories were the most-viewed on Domain Name Wire:

1. Southwest Airlines fails to take down “SouthWoke” site – The airline was unhappy about a criticism site, but it wasn’t a case of cybersquatting.

2. Don’t use PayPal for your subscription business – Although dotDB got its account back, it’s yet another example of how PayPal treats its merchants.

3. 8 new Google domains launch in Early Access tomorrow – The list includes two controversial ones.

4. GoDaddy earnings: aftermarket sinks quarter in Core Platform – A lack of big-ticket aftermarket sales hurt GoDaddy’s Q1 results.

5. .Com winners: Google continues to rise – Google is now the fifth largest .com registrar.

 

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