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Web.com to go private in $2 billion acquisition

Siris Capital to acquire domain name and web presence company for $25 per share. Web.com (NASDAQ:WEB), the parent company of domain name registrars Network Solutions and Register.com, has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group in a $2 billion deal. Shareholders will get $25.00 per share; shares closed yesterday at $23.20. […]

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ICANN appeals German court ruling as it seeks definitive ruling on GDPR and Whois data collection

ICANN wants to know if collecting certain Whois data is a violation of GDPR. A court battle in Germany over the impact of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues. ICANN filed a legal action against EPAG, a registrar owned by Tucows, on May 25–the same day GDPR went into effect. It asked for […]

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Donuts acquires BudURL, rebrands as BL.INK

Acquisition will increase awareness and use of new top level domain names. Domain name registry Donuts has acquired link management company BudURL and rebranded it as BL.INK. Donuts quietly completed the acquisition of the Austin, TX company last year. Since then, it has been enhancing the system and developing a way for registrars to offer it […]

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German court denies injunction against Tucows’ registrar EPAG over GDPR

Court agrees with Tucows that some Whois data is redundant. A German Court in Bonn has denied (pdf) ICANN’s request for an injunction against Tucows’ domain name registrar EPAG. ICANN filed the injunction request last Friday, the day the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. EPAG had notified ICANN that it no […]

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Donuts acquires BudURL URL shortener, relaunches at BL.INK

Acquisition will increase awareness and use of new top level domain names. Domain name registry Donuts has acquired link management company BudURL and rebranded it as BL.INK. Donuts quietly completed the acquisition of the Austin, TX company last year. Since then, it has been enhancing the system and developing a way for registrars to offer it […]

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ICANN files legal action against Tucows registrar over GDPR

Domain name overseer hopes to get clarification about data collection for domain name registrations. ICANN has filed injunction proceedings against EPAG, a domain name registrar owned by Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX), in a challenge meant to get clarity on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). EPAG is a German registrar that Tucows acquired in 2011. […]

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O.com might be coming, along with other single letter .com domain names

ICANN moves forward with Verisign plan to auction O.com domain name. Single letter .com domain names are very rare. They aren’t just limited to the 26 letters of the alphabet; there are just three. Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN), the registry for .com, isn’t allowed to allocate any single letter .com domain names. Three .com domains were registered […]

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Minds + Machines acquires .XXX top level domain operator ICM Registry

New TLD portfolio company adds four domain names to its portfolio. MMX (also known as Minds + Machines) announced today that it is acquiring ICM Registry, which operates the .xxx, .adult, .porn and .sex top level domain names. MMX will pay $10.0 million cash plus 225,000,000 shares, which have a value today of $31.0 million. […]

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Original France.com owner sues to recover domain from the country

French courts nabs valuable domain name for its government. The original registrant of France.com back in 1994 has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to recover the domain name France.com, which the country managed to wrestle away through the French court system. France.com, Inc. filed the suit in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District […]

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Meet Erik Bergman, who paid $900k for Great.com – DNW Podcast #182

Erik Bergman has great plans for Great.com Imagine this: you’re bidding in your first domain name auction. You’re traveling and are at a hotel in Iceland with poor internet connectivity. There’s a domain name you really want but the reserve is at least $1 million. Suddenly, your screen shows a $500,000 bid. You bid the […]

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