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October 16, 2018 11:45

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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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US scraps fucking stupid “seven dirty words” ban

Neustar and the US government have agreed to dump their longstanding ban on profanity in .us domains. A contract change quietly published in July has now made it possible to register .us domains containing the strings “fuck”, “cunt”, “shit”, “piss”, “cocksucker”, “motherfucker” and “tits”. These are the so-called “seven dirty words” popularized by a George […]

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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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Neustar swaps out CEO, PIR looking for new CEO

There are to be changes at the top at two of the industry’s stalwarts. Neustar has announced that eight-year CEO Lisa Hook has stepped aside to be replaced by Charles Gottdiener, who comes from the world of private equity. He was most recently COO and MD at Providence Equity Partners. Hook, who became CEO in […]

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Charles Gottdiener replaces Lisa Hook as CEO of Neustar

Hook, who has been CEO since 2010, will remain on the board. Neustar has appointed Charles Gottdiener its new President and CEO, replacing Lisa Hook. Hook had been in her role since 2010 and was COO for two years before that. She managed the company during tumultuous times. It lost its Number Portability Administration Center […]

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auDA chair defends $9 million windfall as no-confidence vote looms

The chair of .au registry auDA has appealed to its membership for calm ahead of a vote of no confidence in himself, the CEO, and two of his fellow directors. Chris Leptos yesterday defended the AUD 12 million ($9 million) windfall the organization has received as a result of its transition from long-term registry back-end […]

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.NYC Travel Auction Ends Strong.. and continues on Sedo

From .NYC: I am thrilled to be sharing the initial results of the sale of the .nyc travel and tourism premium domain names. We created a campaign around this highly sought-after vertical of premium domain names to provide New York travel agencies, hotels, airlines, entrepreneurs, startups and businesses access to some of the most in […]

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Neustar : Dot .NYC #domain auction was a success

Neustar shared with us a partial list of the Travel and Tourism auction results for the .NYC gTLD, which completed a few days ago. Neustar is a premium sponsor of DomainGang.com. A total of 19 .NYC domains were sold, of which 16 were auctioned off, and 3 were sold using the BIN pricing function. The […]

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#Neustar releases list of premium #NYC #domains to be auctioned

Ad sponsored by Neustar.* If you are a NYC resident of the Five Boroughs, Neustar has some great news about an upcoming auction of .NYC domains that takes place in May. All domains start at $500 dollars. Here is the full press release: The City of New York has long been the epicenter of fashion, […]

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#DotBrands : New additions to Global #Brands showcase by #Neustar

Neustar has been collecting and presenting an array of global brands that utilize their own top level domains. As a premium sponsor of DomainGang.com, Neustar provided an update to their current dot brand collection. Additions include Sony, Audi, BMW, Swatch, Abbot News and more. By rolling out dedicated top level domain names, companies control and […]

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