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Yue Dai (Dai Yue) acquired UK.cn

Chinese domain investor, Yue Dai (Dai Yue) announced the acquisition of another major domain asset, UK.cn. Touting the purchase as that of a single domain representing two countries—the UK and China—Yue Dai shared his latest acquisition thus: Just boug...
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No more acquisitions for Nominet

Nominet isn’t in the market for buying up other companies any more. The .uk registry said today that its board of directors has dissolved its mergers and acquisitions committee, which means no more deals in the rapidly consolidating domain name s...
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Nominet boss jumps before he is pushed

With the almost inevitable prospect of being fired by Nominet’s membership this afternoon, CEO Russell Haworth yesterday quit the company. He will leave both the board of directors and the corner office after a “short transition” and ...
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Nominet declares member coup “invalid”

Nominet has stared fighting back against a plot by some of its members to kick out the CEO, chair and three other directors, declaring part of the plan “invalid”. The PublicBenefit.uk campaign, which currently has the backing of over 17% of...
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Domain growth dropped off in Q3, says Verisign

The third quarter saw the worldwide domain industry base of registrations increase by 600,000 names over the second quarter, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. September ended with 370.7 million names registered across all...
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Drop auctions not a slam-dunk, says Nominet

Nominet has responded to criticism of its plans to introduce registry-level .uk drop auctions by saying it’s not about money-grabbing and is not guaranteed to even happen. Registry MD Eleanor Bradley today blogged: In some quarters the commentary...
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