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Gab.com Claims Free Speech Infringement While Many Others View Them as Hate Site

The controversial site gab.com has been shutdown by GoDaddy and given 2 days to move the domain elsewhere. The deadline expires at midnight tonight Irish time. In recent days the site has seen itself become increasingly disconnected as various service providers and online platforms including PayPal have shut the door to them. At present the […]

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Centralnic Acquiring Key Systems for $35.8 Million

Centralnic’s merger with KeyDrive SA, parent company to Key Systems, was officially announced this morning. The deal will see Centralnic acquire KeyDrive’s entire share capital for a total of $36.5 35.8 million. KeyDrive is the parent company of Key Systems, RRP Proxy and Moniker, as well as corporate registrar Brand Shelter. While the companies, with the […]

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Web.com to be Acquired for $2 Billion

Web.com, which is a listed company, has announced that it is to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group, LLC. The deal is reported to be worth approximately $2 Billion USD. The company will have the ability to seek alternative offers: Web.com may solicit alternative acquisition proposals from third parties during a “go-shop” […]

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ICANN Sues German Registrar Over GDPR

ICANN announced Friday that it is pursuing legal action in Germany against Epag. Epag is owned by Tucows, who are one of the largest registrars in the world. So what is going on? Why is ICANN taking legal action against a registrar? According to the announcement from ICANN the action is “to preserve whois data”. […]

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RegistrarStats Going Dark

RegistrarStats has been around for years. It was one of the better sources of information about domain registry market share, trends and, of course, statistics on registrars. It was. It hasn’t been for quite some time. When the site was first made available most, if not all, of the data was available for free. If […]

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UK2 Group Acquired by The Hut Group

The M & A activity in the hosting and domain markets continues. Earlier today it was announced that The Hut Group has acquired UK2. The Hut Group isn’t in the hosting or domain name space directly, but as a global e-commerce company would be a big consumer of infrastructure to support its brands, which include […]

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