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Bad.monster? Two more gTLDs have been acquired

Two more new gTLDs have changed hands, DI has learned. XYZ.com has picked up former dot-brand .monster from recruitment web site Monster.com, while newbie registry Intercap Holdings has acquired .dealer from Dealer.com. Both ICANN contracts were reassi...
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Afilias bought .io for $70 million

Did you know Afilias owns .io? I didn’t, but it paid $70 million for the popular alternative TLD 18 months ago. A recently published financial statement in Ireland shows that the company spent $70.17 million cash — a 10x revenue multiple &#...
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Co-founder Nevett leaves Donuts

Donuts executive vice president of corporate affairs Jon Nevett has left the company, Donuts said yesterday. He’s the last of the four co-founders of the new gTLD portfolio owner to step aside from their original roles over the last couple of yea...
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Google abandons its .kid gTLD bid

Google has retreated from the interminable three-way battle for the .kids/.kid gTLDs. The company this week withdrew its application for .kid, leaving the fight for .kids a two-horse race between Amazon and the not-for-profit DotKids Foundation. Google...
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