• Neustar becomes “world’s largest registry” with $87m ARI buy

    … all of the company’s subsidiaries: ARI, AusRegistry and new gTLD operators such as dotShabaka. ARI clients will notice a change of branding — the ARI and Bombora brands are to go almost immediately — but no technical changes at first. “We’re going to continue to operate two registry systems right now,” Kaine said. One business where there…

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  • What split? TLD webinar series folded into the DNA

    … A TLD operators’ webinar series initially cast as a community group has been folded in to the Domain Name Association. The DNA has announced the creation of the DNA University, which promises to pick up where the TLD Operators Webinar left off. Tony Kirsch of ARI Registry Services has been appointed inaugural “Dean” of the University…

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  • Renewals at 55% as first new gTLD junk drop begins

    … The first new gTLD to go live is seeing its first-year renewals at 55% one year after hitting general availability. dotShabaka Registry’s شبكة. (or “.shabaka”, the Arabic for “.web”) has also seen its zone file shrink by about 27% over the last two weeks. The zone peaked at 2,069 domains on February 1, 2015, but today stands at 1,521. Exactly…

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  • .cancerresearch — a role model for dot-brands?

    … .cancerresearch went live today with an interesting, and possibly unique to date, take on the new gTLD concept. It’s technically not a dot-brand under ICANN rules, but there no firm plans to start selling registrations to third parties yet and the people running it are pointing to it as a possible model from which dot-brands could draw…

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  • New gTLD registries increasingly attacking .com

    … Is .com “silly” and “meaningless”? That’s what some new gTLD registries would have you believe. In separate blog posts over the last week, Donuts and ARI Registry Services have gone on the offensive, dismissing .com as an irrelevant relic of a bygone age. ARI CEO Adrian Kinderis branded .com as “meaningless and unintuitive” in a post slamming…

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