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Donuts, Inc. to buy Amazon.com in a “Buy Now” transaction

Donuts, Inc., a multi-discipline domain Registry, is allegedly acquiring uber-retailer, Amazon.com. The astronomical deal, pending approval by the Donuts, Inc. shareholders, involves $1.5 trillion dollars in new gTLD valuation, company stock and all the cash in the corporate cafeteria’s register. Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos, stated about the deal: “We are thrilled to be acquired by […]

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First take: Donuts to buy Rightside for $213 million

Deal saves Rightside from the public markets and challenged growth trajectory. Top level domain name company Donuts has agreed to acquire competitor Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) for $213 million, Rightside announced today. The deal will give Donuts an additional 40 top level domain names, Rightside’s technical registry system (that currently powers Donuts’ domains), domain name registrar […]

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Richard Tindal leaves Donuts

Exit follows Stahura’s role change. Half of new top level domain name company Donuts’ founding team is no longer in their original day-to-day roles. The company announced that Richard Tindal, COO and one of four co-founders of the company, has “retired” from Donuts. Earlier this year, co-founder and CEO Paul Stahura switched roles with Bruce […]

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More change at the top at Donuts as Tindal steps down

Donuts has lost co-founder and COO Richard Tindal, who has announced his retirement. Tindal was one of the four domain industry executives who founded Donuts in order to take advantage of ICANN’s new gTLD program about seven years ago. No reason was given for his departure, which was announced in a blog post, beyond “retirement”. […]
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We Are Registry : Donuts rolls out new .WAR gTLD

With a new global war imminent, there’s never been a better time for dot .WAR, a new gTLD from Donuts. Citing thousands of years of human conflict, the dot .WAR gTLD embraces one of the world’s unstoppable forces, mindless fighting. “Everyone talks smack and wants to start a war, with their spouse, their neighbor, the […]

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China approves more Donuts, Afilias gTLDs

Donuts and Afilias have had two batches of new gTLDs approved for use in China. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology approved five Afilias TLDs and six Donuts TLDs last month. This means customers of Chinese registrars will now be able to legally use those names in China. Afilias was approved for .info, .mobi […]
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With Almost 10% Of New gTLD Registrations In Upcoming Delete Status; The Peak Of 28.8M May Stand Until .Web

According to ntldstats.com almost 10% of all registered new gTLD domain names are in upcoming delete status; meaning for at least a while new G’s domain name may have peaked out. On  March 24, 2017 the number of new gTLD domain registrations sat at 28,854,146. As of yesterday the number is 28,818,819. However the number […]

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Rightside changes brand blocking service for new TLDs

Product will cover more domains but cost more money. Domain name company Rightside is expanding the scope and features of its Domain Protected Marks List (DPML), a service that lets trademark holders block domain names across its portfolio of 40 TLDs. The new service will be available for existing and new customers beginning April 17. […]

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Donuts tries the dirt-cheap domain model

Majority of Donuts’ domain names will cost less than $10 for the first year. New top level domain name company Donuts initially held out on offering low first-year prices for its domain names. Then, it started testing it across some of its domains. Apparently, the numbers are working out. It’s extending cheap first year pricing […]

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Google publishes their TLD registry software: Nomulus

Google announced this morning that they are releasing their TLD registry platform, Nomulus, which is written in Java, under an Apache 2.0 license. The company uses the software to run their own registry for their TLDs. Portfolio TLD applicant Donuts has partnered with Google and contributed to the source code – they will also be […]
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