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Buenos Aires Airport closure leaves many ICANN 48 attendees stranded

As the 48th ICANN meeting is set to start in Buenos Aires, many of the attendees were stranded today in Montevideo, Uruguay  and other South American airports due to an airport closure in Buenos Aires. An Austral Embraer ERJ-190 on behalf of Air Austral/Aerolineas Argentina coming from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), overrun the runway and [...] Continue reading


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Demand Media to Spin Off Domain Registration Business into RightSide [Press Release]

As already predicted by Andrew over at DNW: Demand Media Announces Key Executives and Name for Proposed Domain Services Company Company Will Lead Expansion of Generic Top Level Domains under Rightside Brand; Taryn Naidu Selected as Incoming CEO November 05, 2013 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS [...] Continue reading


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Web.com signs 2013 RAA, launches expression of interest site [Press Release]

Another group of registrars will be switching to the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with ICANN, allowing them to participate in selling new gTLDs. Web.com owns the original Domain registrar, Network Solutions and Register.com. The company also launched an expression of interest site for new gTLDs, promising a “Best price guarantee” and 10% discount [...] Continue reading


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Go Daddy/Afternic and Sedo’s reported sales for the week ending on Oct 28th, 2013

Over the past week, 705 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1,3m. Go Daddy/Afternic’s total domain sales for the week summed to  $1,696,432. Over 47% of total sales at Sedo were the result of Buy Now listings. The top seller on Sedo’s list, baristas.com for 45,000 USD was a SedoMLS sale [...] Continue reading


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Endurance International Group starts trading on NASDAQ

Endurance International Group Holdings (NASDAQ:EIGI) has started trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange today. As announced before, the company is planning to use the funds raised to purchase DirectI for $110MM USD. The stock started trading at $11 USD per share today and is currently trading at $11.11. The company owns and operates many of the [...] Continue reading


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Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry to open office in Newport Beach, CA in 2014

Uniregistry’s New Office in Newport Beach, CA Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry is set to expand and plans open new offices in Newport Beach, California in January 2014. The building, which was purchased by the company is located at 2161 San Joaquin Hills Road and will house the company’s registry support, engineering and sales staff. Schilling described [...] Continue reading


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First four new gTLDs in the Root Zone

The first four new gTLDs of this latest round have just been added to the root zone, even though the IANA database has not yet been updated. The four strings delegated are: شبكة  (xn--ngbc5azd) –Arabic for “web/network”, Registry: International Domain Registry Pty. Ltd. онлайн (xn--80asehdb) – Cyrillic for “online”, Registry: CORE Association [...] Continue reading



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