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Ramchandani promoted to Radix CEO

New gTLD registry Radix has appointed long-time business head Sandeep Ramchandani as CEO. He’s replacing Bhavin Turakhia, who is CEO of parent company Directi and executive chairman of Radix. Ramchandani had a lot of autonomy as business head and VP of the company and, in my view, has been basically CEO in all but name […]

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Media.com Is Sold By Godaddy’s NameFind

The domain name Media.com has been sold by Godaddy owned Namefind.com. The purchase price is unknown. The domain name seemed to have been acquired by NameFind in April of this year and therefore was probably apart of the Elite domains acquisition for $42 million dollars in April of 2016. The domain name certainly sold in […]

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The Turakhia Brothers Now Worth $1.4 Billion; DavidAndGoliath.com Is Held for Ransom

While the Turakhia Brothers thrive, Nearly 800 Other Dead or Dying Startups a Sign of India’s Dot-Com Bust; Finally, an ad tech IPO! Boston burger chain accuses Chipotle of ripping off name and logo; Including any of these email closing lines will destroy your chances of a response; The Porn Business Isn’t Anything Like You […]

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Turakhia brothers: How to make $100 million dollars before the age of 40

The Times of India have a special feature article that includes brothers Divyank Turakhia, 32 and Bhavin Turakhia, 34 – the Internet entrepreneurs from India, known for their involvement in several domain ventures. Titled, “How to make $100 million before turning 40″, the article includes other successful Indian entrepreneurs, who achieved the feat of amassing […]

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Turakhia brothers: Millionaire investors focusing on gTLD domains

Brothers Bhavin Turakhia and Divyank Turakhia are barely into their thirties, and yet, the Indian entrepreneurs became multi-millionaires, after Endurance International Group acquired the web business part of Directi for approximately $100 million dollars. A fresh article in the Economic Times of India, details the early steps of the two brothers, beginning with a small […]

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Directi joins Domain.com family in $100m deal

Endurance International, the holding company behind brands such as Domain.com and HostGator has closed the acquisition of top ten registrar Directi and some related companies. The acquisition, which was announced last September is worth between $100 million and $110 million — $25.5 million in cash and the rest in shares and a promissory note. The […]

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Cops can’t block domain transfers without court order, NAF rules

Law enforcement and IP owners were dealt a setback last week when the National Arbitration Forum ruled that they cannot block domain transfers unless they have a court order. The ruling could make it more difficult for registrars to acquiesce to requests from police trying to shut down piracy sites, as they might technically be […]

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Directi’s Radix wins .website gTLD auction

Directi-affiliated TLD registry Radix, has won the private auction for the .website gTLD, according to Radix. The company beat rival portfolio applicants Donuts and Top Level Domain Holdings to the string, in an auction that was managed by Innovative Auctions, likely one of several going on this week. There’s no outstanding Governmental Advisory Committee advice […]

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.PW Registry addresses recent explosion in spam emails from .PW domains

Donesh Laher, Cyber Security Analyst for the .PW Registry and Directi, is addressing the recent coverage of spam originating from .PW domain registrations: Hello All, We are aware about the spam-outbreak and have spent the past month and a half by undertaking a massive cleanup initiative. We have not waited for the Registrars to investigate […]

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Directi launches pre-reg site for .host gTLD

Directi is to offer preregistration for its uncontested gTLD applications, and it’s starting with .host. The company will accept expressions of interest from potential registrants from June 17, where it has a booth at the HostingCon show in Austin, Texas, according to business head Sandeep Ramchandani. Directi’s other two uncontested bids — .press and .space […]

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