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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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Donuts Acquires Legacy .Travel Domain Registry

Andrew and Kevin both covered the acquisition of the .travel TLD by Donuts, which was announced earlier today. What will Donuts do with it? I suspect they’ll try to make it as easy to register a .travel domain name as possible, though they might like to keep some level of “certification”. What that’ll look like […]

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PIR Board Seats up for Grabs

PIR, which runs the .org domain name registry, is currently seeking applicants for positions on their board of directors. There are three positions available, one which starts immediately and two whose terms runs from the middle of 2018. Board positions have a 3 year term. If you’re interested the nominations are open until February 1st, […]

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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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Will .wed Get Divorced From ICANN?

The .wed TLD could end up getting divorced from ICANN. The .wed domain extension has always been a bit of an odd fish. The people behind it were convinced that their business model was viable and that people would want to register .wed domains in very high volumes. Because of this “demand” the registry’s pricing […]

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DotCat Registry Offices Raided by Spanish Police

The offices of the .cat registry were raided by Spanish police this morning. The Guardia Civil officers entered the .cat registry’s offices around 9am local time this morning and have seized all computers in the domain registry’s offices in downtown Barcelona. The move comes a couple of days after a Spanish court ordered the domain […]

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DotArt Registry Announces Early Adopters Including Some of the World’s Most Famous Museums

The .art domain will launch its sunrise phase in early December. Their sunrise period will run from December 7 2016 through to February 7 2017. According to their site the domain will enter general availability in May 2017. While details on pricing and other aspects of the registry’s launch plans haven’t been announced yet, the […]

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Amazon Registry is Hiring: Corporate Counsel, IP

Amazon Registry is hiring for their legal department. The job title? Corporate Counsel, IP. While the focus is intellectual property it’s firmly focussed on domains: We are looking for a talented attorney to support our intellectual property efforts in our rapidly growing and evolving company. Counsel will support the Amazon Registry Services business on a […]

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