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NCC Group has followed through on its promise to divest parts of its domain business, selling the Open Registry collection of companies at a huge discount to the original purchase price. KeyDrive and a mysterious entity called Terrain.com SA have together acquired the companies for €3.75 million ($3.97 million). That’s compared to the minimum of £7.
… Facebook’s Atlas ad platform announced a global partnership with global communications and marketing firm Havas Media Group, effective immediately. Atlas announced a similar partnership last month with Omnicom Media Group in the Asia-Pacific region. Facebook marketing manager Nicole Maraschky said in a post on the Atlas blog…
… Amazon is now the proud owner of the .secure new gTLD, after much smaller competing applicant Artemis Internet withdrew its bid. Coincidentally, the settlement of the contention set came just yesterday, the day before Artemis took its .trust — which I’ve described as a “backup plan” — to sunrise. I assume .secure was settled with a private deal…