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My thoughts on employee turnover at Uniregistry

Here are some probable reasons you’re seeing visible turnover at Uniregistry. On Friday, Konstantinos Zournas at OnlineDomain wrote about something people have been mumbling about on message boards for a couple months now: turnover at Frank Schilling’s company Uniregistry. Konstantinos is correct. There has been quite a bit of visible turnover at the company. A […]

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CentralNic is on the premium domain hamster wheel

The premium domain hamster wheel will be in effect later this year. Domain name registrar and registry company CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) reported first half 2017 financial results today. The company reported first half revenue of £10.59 million, up 18.5% from £8.93 million in the first half of 2016. But this was down from £13.20 revenue […]

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Hammock swings from Rightside to MarkMonitor

Statton Hammock has joined brand protection registrar MarkMonitor as its new vice president of global policy and industry development. He was most recently VP of business and legal affairs at Rightside, the portfolio gTLD registry that got acquired by Donuts in July. He spent four years there. The new gig sounds like a broad brief. […]
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.museum soon could be open to all (no haters please)

The 15-year-old .museum gTLD could soon be open to a great many more potential registrants, following an ICANN contract renewal. The registry, MuseDoma, has negotiated a new Registry Agreement that rewrites eligibility rules to the extent that soon basically anyone should be able to register a name. Since the gTLD went live back in 2002, […]
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Former MarkMonitor execs join new brand protection registrar

Two former MarkMonitor executives have teamed up with a Fairwinds co-founder to launch a new “next generation” brand protection registrar. The new company is Brandsight. It was set up by CEO Phil Lodico, who left brand consultancy Fairwinds about a year ago, and was accredited by ICANN earlier this month. The first two hires are […]
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GoDaddy CEO to retire at 58

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving tonight announced his retirement from the company. Irving, 58, said he will leave the corner office at the end of 2017, and will stick around on its board of directors until June next year. He will be replaced by current chief operating officer Scott Wagner, who joined the registrar in 2013 […]
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Google dumps Nazi domain in hours

Neo-Nazi blog The Daily Stormer found itself without a registrar for the second time in a day this evening, after Google cancelled its registration. The company told BBC News: We are cancelling Daily Stormer’s registration with Google Domains for violating our terms of service. The cancellation came not many hours after GoDaddy, the controversial site’s […]
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