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Mystery .vu registry revealed

Neustar has been selected as the back-end domain registry operator for the nation of Vanuatu. The company, and the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator, announced the appointment, which came after a competitive tender process between nine competing back-end providers, last night. The ccTLD is .vu. It’s unrestricted, with no local presence requirements, and currently costs […]

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#Neustar is the new back-end Registry for #Vanuatu and dot .VU

Neustar, kind sponsors of DomainGang, has been appointed as the new back-end Registry for Vanuatu. The South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometers operates from the dot .VU ccTLD. The top level domain for Vanuatu went live in 1995. George Pongas, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Business Development […]

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Neustar takes control of two new gTLDs

Neustar has started taking over former dot-brand new gTLDs belonging to its former clients. It recently took control of .compare and .select, which previously belonged to Australian insurance company iSelect. Neustar had been the back-end registry provider for both TLDs. As previously blogged, iSelect abandoned its primary dot-brand, .iselect, in June. That was despite that […]

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Marketing a Teenage TLD

[Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by Lori Anne Wardi of Neustar] Hi, my name is Lori Anne Wardi and I’m a domain junkie. I’ve been buying, selling, studying, developing, dreaming about, promoting and preaching the bible of domain names since 2000. With many years as a domain investor under my belt, I got the […]

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Neustar loses most of its Amazon back-end biz to Nominet

Amazon has switched two thirds of its large portfolio of new gTLDs over to Nominet’s back-end registry services, replacing Neustar. Judging by changes to IANA records this week, Amazon has moved 35 gTLDs to Nominet, leaving 17 at Neustar. A Neustar spokesperson confirmed the changes, telling DI: in an effort to diversify their back-end support, […]

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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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Marketing campaign for .CO #domains won two Summit International Awards

Big news from Down Under and dot .CO domains. The Australian integrated marketing campaign for .CO domain names,  has been recognized with two prizes in the 2018 Summit International Awards. Encompassing digital, social, out of home and more, the .CO campaign resulted in increased sales, as well as increased consumer engagement and awareness. The two […]

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ICANN director Burr leaving Neustar

Neustar is losing its chief privacy officer, Becky Burr, who also sits on ICANN’s board of directors. Burr, a lawyer, said last week that she’s decided to return to private practice after almost seven years at the registry. Her last day will be March 1, but she’ll continue to advise the company as outside counsel […]

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Despite Afilias lawsuit, Neustar names date for Indian takeaway

Neustar has named the date for the transition of the .in registry away from incumbent Afilias.. It’s due to happen February 28, according to a new web site the company has set up to publicize the handover. The registry will be down for up to 48 hours, starting from 1830 UTC, February 17, as a […]

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Afilias gets Guinness record for .au migration

Afilias has got its recent takeover of .au recognized by Guinness as an official world record. The company was given the title of “Largest Migration of an Internet Top-Level Domain in a Single Transition” at an event in New York today, according to a company press release. It relates to its migration of .au from […]

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