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Year in Review: MMX acquires .XXX

Adult top level domain company was one of many acquisitions in the domain business during 2018. MMX, also know as Minds + Machines, is a new top level domain name company with a portfolio of strings such as .beer, .miami and .VIP. It’s publicly traded on the London AIM market (MMX), so it faces the […]

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Nevett lands at PIR

Donuts alumnus Jon Nevett has been named the new CEO of Public Interest Registry. Non-profit PIR, which runs .org and related gTLDs, said he will start in the role December 17. Nevett was most recently executive VP at Donuts, the new gTLD registry he c...
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Online.Casino domain sells for record-breaking $510,000

Donuts beats its previous records for a new top level domain sale. New top level domain company Donuts has sold the domain name Online.Casino for $510,000, a record for a publicly-disclosed sale of a second level domain under a new TLD. The sale tops Donuts’ previous record-setting sales of home.loans for $500,000 and vacation.rentals for […]

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US not happy with Donuts hiring Atallah

The US government appears to have reservations about Donuts’ recent hiring of ICANN bigwig Akram Atallah as its new CEO. Speaking at a session of ICANN 63 here in Barcelona today, National Telecommunications and Information Administration head Da...
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Co-founder Nevett leaves Donuts

Donuts executive vice president of corporate affairs Jon Nevett has left the company, Donuts said yesterday. He’s the last of the four co-founders of the new gTLD portfolio owner to step aside from their original roles over the last couple of yea...
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Jon Nevett leaves Donuts

Nevett completes co-founder exodus from Donuts. Jon Nevett, one of four co-founders of top level domain name Donuts, has stepped down. He was the last remaining founder in a full-time role at the company. He will remain an advisor to the company. Nevett ran policy for the company and helped it navigate the new top […]

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CentralNic buys .fans for peanuts

CentralNic has acquired the flailing new gTLD .fans for an undisclosed sum. The value of the deal was low enough that publicly traded CentralNic was not obliged to disclose the purchase to the market, CEO Ben Crawford confirmed. The ICANN contract seem...
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