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CentralNic and KeyDrive in merger talks

CentralNic and KeyDrive, two major European domain firms, are in merger talks, CentralNic confirmed this morning. CentralNic said that the transaction, should it close, would be a “reverse takeover” of itself by KeyDrive. That’s where a private company, in this case KeyDrive, reverses into a public one, in this case AIM-listed CentralNic. Luxembourg-based KeyDrive is […]

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.Shop domain names are now free

Moniker offers first-year registration for free, but limited to one per customer. GMO Registry, the company behind the .shop top level domain names, is offering free .shop domain names through December 23. So far, the promotion is being offered by Key-Systems’ registrars Moniker and domaindiscount24. It’s limited to one per customer, which means we shouldn’t […]

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Free .shop domains until Christmas

The new .shop gTLD is likely to see growth over the coming week or so, as registrars begin to offer them for free. Two retail registrars in the Key-Systems stable — Moniker and domaindiscount24 — said today they will offer a free .shop to each of their customers until December 23. The offer is limited […]

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Moniker customer sues over expired domain names

Customer, which has previously sued Moniker, says domains should have been renewed. A client of domain name registrar Moniker has sued the registrar, arguing that the registrar mistakenly let domain names expire. Given the troubles Moniker has experienced over the past couple years, it might be easy to accept the allegations as fact. Yet, there’s […]

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Jothan Frakes to lead Moniker

Frakes to the rescue? Domain name industry veteran Jothan Frakes is set to take over the helm of Moniker as interim CEO later this month. Frakes will have a tough challenge ahead of him. Moniker has been in a tailspin ever since it switched from its legacy system to a reseller platform under the ownership […]

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Frakes to lead Moniker

Domain industry veteran Jothan Frakes has been tapped to take over leadership of troubled US registrar Moniker. Frakes will take over from CEO Bonnie Wittenburg. The news emerged during the DomainFest Asia conference in Macau, at which Frakes is a speaker, overnight. Moniker will be his first CEO gig, but he’s a bit of a […]

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Jothan Frakes In Charge Of Moniker

Moniker, the once great but lately failing registrar, seems to be turning a page. Jothan Frakes will be in charge of Moniker as it was announced in DOMAINfest Asia. Andee Hill, business development director for Donuts Inc., revealed this in a … Continue reading →

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Moniker lost over 60,000 .com domain names in October

Registrar plunges below 900,000 .com registrations mark. Verisign’s latest .com monthly report has been published by ICANN, and Moniker’s woes from its platform switch over the summer appear to have finally caught up with it. Moniker lost 61,191 .com domain names to transfers in October 2014. After its disastrous platform switch in June, it lost […]

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Boom Vegas! NamesCon is On!

”I see a lot of new faces coming into the naming business – many bringing their own style.  It’s an interesting evolution” Frank Schilling Domaining’s Most Fascinating Braden and Jeffrey enlightening the world on founders programs…First session NamesCon with Domaining’s MostFascinating Adam Dicker…  Old friends reacquaint. New friends meet… and… Organizers Richard Lau seen with his fellow

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Domaining 2014: Moniker and the end of the insecure domain registrar

As 2014 fades away, we’re discussing events that occurred this year in the domain industry. With domain theft being a hot topic thanks to the email verification requirements mandated by ICANN, the importance of secure domain registrars is paramount. The trajectory of Moniker, once regarded as the bastion of domain safety, has been shocking and […]

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