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Nigger.com returned to NAACP after expiration prompts $10,000 auction

US civil rights group the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has reclaimed the domain name nigger.com after it expired and went to auction. The names nigger.org and nigger.net were also affected, but according to Whois records the NAACP restored all three yesterday. The names had been in pending renewal/delete status for three […]
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Web.com policy exec moves to ICANN

Domain industry veteran Jennifer Gore is to become ICANN’s new director of registrar relations. She takes over the role from Mike Zupke, who I gather is leaving ICANN, from next Monday. She will report to Cyrus Namazi in ICANN’s Global Domains Division. Gore was most recently senior director of policy at Web.com, a role she […]
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Quick Poll How Much Will .Web Sell For In The ICANN Auction On July 27th

The new gTLD .Web is scheduled to go to an ICANN auction, on July 27th. There are 8 companies in the auction and 3 of them are public. The public companies are Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Web.com (NASDAQ: WWWW) and Cimpress NV (NASDAQ: CMPR) which is the parent company of Vistaprint Limited. Google has a market […]

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Web.com acquires dozens of registrars from Rightside

Web.com has acquired dozens of registrars from rival/partner Rightside, seemingly to boost the success rate of its SnapNames domain drop-catching business. I’ve established that at least 44 registrars once managed by Rightside/eNom have moved to the Web.com stable in recent weeks, and that might not even be the half of it. All of the registrars […]
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Web.com Buying Local Ad Co. Yodle for $342M Which Is About 40% of Its Market Cap

Web.com (NASDAQ:WEB) announced today it’s acquiring Yodle, a provider of local online ad/marketing services for 50K+ small businesses, for $300M in cash up-front + payments of $20M and $22M at the first and second anniversaries of the deal’s closing date. Web.com closed today with an $826M market cap. At a $342 Million dollar purchase price […]

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Web.com: New TLDs are not moving the needle

Contribution from new top level domain names isn’t significant, CEO says. Web.com CEO David Brown was asked about new top level domain names on yesterday’s investor conference call. Brown said the company isn’t doing “back flips” over the results, and says it’s not moving the needle for the firm. He suspects new domains aren’t moving […]
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What’s inside 1 Month of Network Solutions emails?

What is Network Solutions pitching to its customers in all of that email? Here’s the answer. Anyone who has registered a domain name with Web.com registrars Network Solutions and Register.com know that the company sends lots of promotional emails. How many? One per business day. Now, I know a lot of retailers send daily promotional […]
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