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

    … Consolidation in the domain name industry continued last night with Neustar’s $87 million acquisition of Bombora Technologies, the holding group for ARI Registry Services and AusRegistry. Bombora CEO Adrian Kinderis told DI that the deal makes Neustar the “biggest registry services back-end provider on the market”, as measured by the number…

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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

    … one year ago, it was at 1,561 names. The zone is smaller today than it was just two weeks after GA began, in other words. “We can confirm we’re seeing renewal rates for names due in February at around 55%,” Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, which runs .shabaka’s back-end, told DI in a statement. The registry added 1,608 domains…

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

    … inspiration. The registry, the charitable Australian Cancer Research Foundation, is working heavily with back-end provider ARI Registry Services and has recruited the ad agency M&C Saatchi for the promotion. It’s reserved about 80 .cancerresearch domain names for its own “promotional purposes” — permissible under ICANN rules — and gone live today…

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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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