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Neustar completes .in migration

The transfer of India’s suite of ccTLDs from Afilias to Neustar is done. NIXI, the .in registry, announced today: “The transition of .IN to its new Neustar-backed Registry platform is now complete.” With 2.2 million names, not counting names in NIXI’s plethora of localized transliterations, .in is the third-largest TLD migration, behind the 3.1 million […]

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“Fake #domain WHOIS” claims power MPA piracy cases in #India

If you are using India’s dot .IN domains to facilitate digital piracy, you are already in trouble. The Motion Picture Association (MPA) of Hollywood has come to an agreement with the Indian domain registry NIXI, enabling them to suspend pirate sites. What’s new in this approach is that such anty-piracy cases are powered by claiming […]

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Afilias sues India to block $12 million Neustar back-end deal

Afilias has sued the Indian government to prevent it awarding the .in ccTLD back-end registry contract to fierce rival Neustar. The news emerged in local reports over the weekend and appears to be corroborated by published court documents. According to Moneycontrol, the National Internet Exchange of India plans to award the technical service provider contract […]

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#GoDaddy wants to conquer every tier 2 city in #India

GoDaddy bagged one million customers in India, and the biggest domain registrar in the world is only getting started. With 462 million Internet users, India is second only to China. So far, GoDaddy’s web hosting and cloud services have targeted the large metropolises of India. There are 51 million small and medium businesses, of which […]

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Indian tax agency tells #GoDaddy #domain registration income is “royalty”

The tax authority of India wants GoDaddy to pay local tax for the registration of domain names. According to the Times of India,  the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in New Delhi has held GoDaddy to be liable to tax in India, on income earned from the registration of domain names. Legal processes take long […]

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Domainking.NG : Police report asserts “terrorist angle” to Indian registrar’s activities

Domainking.NG, a self-styled domain registrar asserting to be Nigeria’s top choice, is in trouble; its founders were arrested by the Pune city police early in February, accused of a variety of charges. The company’s founders operated Domainking.NG from Punjab, in India, and the local police is now taking a “terrorist angle” to the charges. According […]

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Jury Awards ZeniMax $500 Million in Oculus VR Lawsuit; Instagram is Ruining Snapchat’s Story

So much for America First: Apple to start making iPhones in India; This tiny house vacation startup walked away from $500,000 on ‘Shark Tank’ — and doesn’t regret it; Facebook Starts 2017 With 65 Million Local Business Pages; A former Wall Street analyst made a $145 million trade of a lifetime to join Snap; 3 […]

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“Ditch .com!” government to tell Indians

The Indian government is to urge citizens to register .in domain names instead of .com, according to local reports. The Economic Times reports today that the Ministry of Economy and IT is to launch a “massive advertising campaign aimed at companies, individuals and startups” promoting .in. Rajiv Bansal, MEIT joint secretary, is reported as saying […]

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Head to India for DomainX 2016 – Get a free lunch pass

DomainX 2016 is getting closer; the domain networking event for professionals will be hosted in New Delhi, India, between August 5th and 7th. Hundreds of domain investors are expected to arrive for educating sessions full of networking opportunities. Among the speakers are popular domain investors, such as Frank Schilling, Ron Jackson, Samiran Gupta and Bill […]

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HP Monetizes 3D Printing; Your Brand, Live On-Air; Is SEO Snake Oil?

EINSTEIN’S BRAINSTORMING STRATEGY; Bark & Co. Raises $60M, Sets Sights on Global Brand For Dogs; Want to Make Money Off Millennials? Here’s the Surprising Thing They Can’t Stop Buying; T-Mobile Adds Video Providers Including NBC to ‘Binge On’ Data-Free Streaming; Tim Cook Heads to India to Drum Up iPhone Sales; Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who […]

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