Home » Archive by categorytopstory (Page 2)

CentralNic acquires .SK operator for €26 million

Controversial deal will boost CNIC annual revenue by about €4 million. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) has acquired SK-NIC, A.S., manager of Slovakia’s .sk country code domain name, for about €26 million. The deal is for €21.27 million up front and deferred cash consideration of up to €4.85 million depending on how the […]

The post CentralNic acquires .SK operator for €26 million appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views.

Continue reading

Will May 2018 be the death of Whois?

Whois will change forever next year. On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into full effect. The privacy regulation will have a major impact on industries that handle personal data of people in the EU, including the domain name industry. Domain name companies are scrambling to figure out […]

The post Will May 2018 be the death of Whois? appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views.

Continue reading

Donuts acquisition of Rightside to happen overnight

Rightside should no longer exist as a public company tomorrow morning. The sun has gone into hiding and a mist is falling in Seattle this morning, but executives at Rightside and Donuts won’t be getting much time outside anyway. They’ll be working to complete Donuts’ acquisition of its neighbor in Kirkland. The tender offer for […]

The post Donuts acquisition of Rightside to happen overnight appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views.

Continue reading

.VIP gets 75% renewal rate for early registrations

Company tops expectation it set last month. Last month MMX (Minds + Machines) forecasted that about 70% or more of .VIP domains registered within the first 31 days of general availability last year would be renewed. A commenter on that post claimed “There is no way it will be 70%”, insinuating it would be less. […]

The post .VIP gets 75% renewal rate for early registrations appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views.

Continue reading

Shills, Insiders, & Front Runners – 5 Bidding Scandals

Joseph Peterson reviews domain industry auction bidding scandals to bring context to the NameJet issue that blew up last week. Recently, the domain auction platform NameJet found itself embroiled in a controversy involving “shill” bids. This is by no means the first such scandal to plague our little industry. In fact, at least 4 major […]

The post Shills, Insiders, & Front Runners – 5 Bidding Scandals appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views.

Continue reading

Bad guys get Gandi.net’s password to technical provider, redirect domains

751 domain names registered at Gandi were pointed to malware sites. Hackers managed to redirect 751 domain names at domain name registrar Gandi.net to servers spreading malware, the company detailed this week. All of the domain names were on country code domain names for which Gandi uses a third-party technical provider to connect to the […]

The post Bad guys get Gandi.net’s password to technical provider, redirect domains appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views.

Continue reading

McDonald’s takes domain names off the menu

Restaurant giant terminates plans for .McDonalds and .MCD domain names. McDonald’s had decided it doesn’t want to run new top level domain names after all. The restaurant chain applied to run the .McDonalds and .MCD top level domain names, but it recently sent termination notices (pdf) to domain name overseer ICANN voluntarily relinquishing the two […]

The post McDonald’s takes domain names off the menu appeared first on Domain Name Wire | Domain Name News & Views.

Continue reading