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Donuts acquires its 242nd gTLD

Donuts, the registry with the largest stable of new gTLDs, has added its 242nd string to its bow. The company seems to have acquired .contact from, nominally at least, smaller portfolio rival Top Level Spectrum. The ICANN contract for the gTLD was tran...
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.london disaster leads to mixed 2018 for MMX

New gTLD registry MMX, aka Minds + Machines, suffered a huge net loss in 2018, largely due to its disastrous .london contract, even while its operating fundamentals improved. For the year, MMX reported a net loss of $12.6 million, compared to a 2017 pr...
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Donuts raises prices on most TLDs by up to 9%

Portfolio registry Donuts is to jack up prices on most of its 241 gTLDs by up to 9% later this year. Base-rate price increases of between 6% and 9% will his 220 TLDs, while 16 will remain at their current pricing. The increases, which do not affect reg...
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Donuts to increase domain prices in October

Most of Donuts’ domains will be more costly soon. Domain name registry Donuts is raising prices October 1. On average, prices for standard domain registrations will increase 7%. Premium domain prices will remain unchanged. Of Donuts’ 241 top level domains, 16 will remain unchanged and 220 will increase by 6% to 9%. Some domain names […]

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Nevett headhunts top execs from three rivals

Public Interest Registry has filled out its executive team by poaching senior staff from rivals Afilias, Donuts and Neustar. Judy Song-Marshall of Neustar has joined as chief of staff, Joe Abley of Afilias is the new chief technology officer and Anand ...
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New TLDs, five years in

  It was five years ago this month that the first domains under the new top level domain (nTLD) program started rolling out to consumers. The first Latin script general availability domains came out in early February 2014. Remember .guru? .Plumbing? Yeah, that was a long time ago. Here’s how I’d sum up the first […]

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ICANN pushes IANA under Conrad

ICANN chief technology officer David Conrad is now “overseeing” the IANA part of the organization, ICANN has announced. It doesn’t appear to be a promotion or change of job titles as much as a reporting structure adjustment made in th...
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