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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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Oracle To Acquire Dyn

Oracle is acquiring DNS  and internet performance provider Dyn. The announcement was made earlier today. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. It’ll probably take several months for the deal to close and for now nothing will change for any of DYN’s clients. Here’s the press release: Oracle today announced that it has […]

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Which TLDs Brands Are Registering

MarkMonitor has released a graphic illustrating which new top level domains brands are registering domain names in. For those unfamiliar with them, MarkMonitor is a “corporate” registrar, so their core business is handling domain registrations for brands and trademark holders. According to MarkMonitor’s data the top 20 extensions are: .sucks .porn .adult .news .online .reviews […]

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ASOP To Recognise Contribution From Internet Industry

ASOP (Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies) is often seen as taking a rather confrontational stance towards domain registrars, registries and hosting providers. However both ASOP and others, including LegitScript, often cite the assistance they’ve received from internet industry players in their work. This year ASOP has decided to take this a step further by creating […]

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Facebook Has Acquired A Registrar

Facebook has acquired an ICANN accredited registrar. According to a tweet from Pinky Brand (below) the news came via an update from ICANN to registry operators Weekly email report from #ICANN indicates that #FaceBook has acquired a registrar https://t.co/nF6qqUgri2 — Pinky Brand (@pinkybrand) April 14, 2016 On the GNSO Council call this evening Susan Kawaguchi […]

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Minds & Machines Replace CEO Antony Van Couvering With CMO Toby Hall

Minds and Machines (Top Level Domain Holdings) is one of the publicly traded companies involved in the TLD space. The company trades on the UK stock market with the symbol: LSE:MMX Earlier this morning news broke that the company’s board had voted unanimously to remove company founder and CEO Antony Van Couvering. Van Couvering broke the […]

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GoDaddy Pulls Out Of SuperBowl

According to an article over on Market Watch GoDaddy will not be advertising during Super Bowl 50 next February. GoDaddy had been running ads during the Super Bowl for the last 10 years with several of its adverts attracting plenty of controversy. Some of the earlier ads they ran featured the GoDaddy girls, like this […]

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Freenom Fail To Comply With ICANN Suspension

The battle between ICANN’s Compliance team and Freenom has got plenty of in depth coverage by Kevin over the last few weeks. It’s been an interesting topic to follow. However ICANN finally prevailed and was able to impose the suspension which is scheduled to run from 26 August 2015 at 00:00 UTC to 24 November 2015 […]

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