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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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Public Interest Registry (.Org) tax return provides insight into registrar marketing deals

Latest tax return doesn’t reflect new Afilias contract. Public Interest Registry (PIR), which manages the .org top level domain, has filed its 2017 tax return (large PDF). It provides fresh insight into the non-profit’s finances for 2017. It doesn’t include a number that many in the industry are eagerly waiting for: how much PIR is […]

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The Registry/Registrar Sales Channel with Jay Daley – DNW Podcast #202

.Org operator is changing how it works with registrars. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the group that operates the .org top level domain name, recently announced changes to how it’s approaching marketing through the domain name registrar channel. On today’s show, PIR interim President and CEO Jay Daley discusses why the organization is making these changes. […]

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Cute abruptly quits PIR

Brian Cute unexpectedly resigned as CEO of Public Interest Registry late last week. No reason was given for his departure. In a May 10 press release, the .org registry said that he’d left May 7. He’s been replaced temporarily by board membe...
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