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February 22, 2020 18:48

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Is the .co rebid biased toward Afilias? Yeah, kinda

The Colombian government has come under fire for opening up the .co registry contract for rebid in a way that seems predetermined to pick Afilias as the winner, displacing its fierce rival Neustar. As I blogged in November, Colombia thinks it might be able to secure a better registry deal, so it plans to shortly […]

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Neustar’s .co contract up for grabs

Colombia is looking for a registry operator for its .co ccTLD. If you’re interested, and you’re reading this before noon on Wednesday November 6 and you’re at ICANN 66 in Montreal, hightail it to room 514A for a presentation from the Colombian government that will be more informative than this blog post. Hurry! Come on! […]

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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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Nine registries fighting for .au contract

Nine domain name companies are battling it out for the right to run Australia’s .au ccTLD. That’s according to auDA, the .au registry, providing an update on the latest stage of its “registry transformation” project today. A decision on which company to select could be made as soon as a month from now, though the […]

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Three-million domain .au deal up for grabs

auDA has formally launched the process that will could see it replace .au back-end provider Neustar with an in-house registry by the end of June 2018. The Australian ccTLD operator has opened a “Request for Expressions of Interest” as the first stage of a procurement process for software and/or services to support its recently announced […]

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Top Traits of the Best Sales People; Best Buy Geek Squad Paid FBI Informants (Of Your Data In Their Care)

Death to the RFP; Apple’s next iPhone might be made (mostly) of glass; 21 Things Divorced Couples Say Would’ve Saved Their Marriage; ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’; Backpage shuts down adult section, citing government pressure and unlawful; 5 Most Important SEO Ranking Factors in 2017  and.. Storytelling […]

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