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Neustar becomes “world’s largest registry” with $87m ARI buy

Consolidation in the domain name industry continued last night with Neustar’s $87 million acquisition of Bombora Technologies, the holding group for ARI Registry Services and AusRegistry. Bombora CEO Adrian Kinderis told DI that the deal makes Neustar the “biggest registry services back-end provider on the market”, as measured by the number of TLDs on its […]

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What split? TLD webinar series folded into the DNA

A TLD operators’ webinar series initially cast as a community group has been folded in to the Domain Name Association. The DNA has announced the creation of the DNA University, which promises to pick up where the TLD Operators Webinar left off. Tony Kirsch of ARI Registry Services has been appointed inaugural “Dean” of the […]

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Renewals at 55% as first new gTLD junk drop begins

The first new gTLD to go live is seeing its first-year renewals at 55% one year after hitting general availability. dotShabaka Registry’s شبكة. (or “.shabaka”, the Arabic for “.web”) has also seen its zone file shrink by about 27% over the last two weeks. The zone peaked at 2,069 domains on February 1, 2015, but […]

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.cancerresearch — a role model for dot-brands?

.cancerresearch went live today with an interesting, and possibly unique to date, take on the new gTLD concept. It’s technically not a dot-brand under ICANN rules, but there are no firm plans to start selling registrations to third parties yet and the people running it are pointing to it as a possible model from which […]

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New gTLD registries increasingly attacking .com

Is .com “silly” and “meaningless”? That’s what some new gTLD registries would have you believe. In separate blog posts over the last week, Donuts and ARI Registry Services have gone on the offensive, dismissing .com as an irrelevant relic of a bygone age. ARI CEO Adrian Kinderis branded .com as “meaningless and unintuitive” in a […]

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Ari Goldberger, KUKA robot to face off in table tennis super match!

Domain investor and IP attorney, Ari Goldberger, has been practicing law since 1992; his law firm, ESQwire, has assisted with hundreds of cases related to Domain Law. Outside of law, Ari’s big love for table tennis, isn’t something that can be concealed. Ari plays table tennis wherever there is a table available, even at domain […]

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ARI and Radix split on all new gTLD bids

Radix no longer plans to use ARI Registry Services for any of its new gTLDs, I’ve learned. The company has already publicly revealed that CentralNic is to be its back-end registry services provider for .space, .host, .website and .press, but multiple reliable sources say the deal extends to its other 23 applications too. I gather […]

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CentralNic gets its foot in the door as Famous Four back-end

New gTLD portfolio applicant Famous Four Media has selected CentralNic to provide back-end registry services, joining existing providers ARI Registry Services and Neustar. CentralNic will be “a preferred provider” of Domain Venture Partners, which is the parent company of Famous Four’s 60 new gTLD applicants, according to a joint statement issued by the companies today. […]

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