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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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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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