Famous Four Media

  • ICANN finds no conflict of interest in .sport decision

    …. For these and other reasons, the BGC rejected FFM’s Reconsideration requests for a second time. The decision, and the fact that FFM seems to have exhausted ICANN’s appeals mechanisms, means it is now more likely that SportAccord’s application will be allowed to continue negotiating its .sport Registry Agreement with ICANN, where it has been frozen for years. Tweet Tagged: .sport, community objection, Famous Four Media, ffm, ICANN, irp, new gTLDs, reconsideration, rfr, sportaccord …

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  • Famous Four exec moves to CentralNic

    …Famous Four Media has lost its chief marketing officer to CentralNic. Andy Churley joined the London-based registry services provider as group marketing manager this month, according to press release. He’s been with FFM for the first few years of its entry into the gTLD game, overseeing the launches of cheap TLDs such as .science, .download […] Related posts: CentralNic to swell with $24m Instra buy CentralNic gets its foot in the door as Famous Four back-end CentralNic pays up to $7.5m for Internet.bs …

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  • Famous Four VP goes solo, claims $400,000 sale

    … deal, selling a few FFM premiums (in .review and .download) to a single end user. He says he has a pipeline that he hopes will bring his total sales to $1 million before the end of the year. He said he’s sold over $3 million in premiums over the last few years at FFM. Spain-based Downs said that he has three employees, one a Chinese-speaker…

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  • Schilling, Famous Four rubbish Spamhaus “worst TLD” league

    … Uniregistry and Famous Four Media have trashed claims by Spamhaus that their gTLDs are are much as 75% spam. FFM says it is “appalled” by the “wholly inaccurate” claims, while Uniregistry boss Frank Schilling said Spamhaus has “totally jumped the shark here.” In a statement to DI today, FFM chief legal officer Oliver Smith said the spam…

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  • Two new gTLD registries open offices in China

    … was the company XYZ.com partnered with for its controversial launch into China. According to M+M, it’s also working with .CLUB Domains and some Chinese gTLD registries. M+M is also using the specialist consultancy Allegravita for its marketing there. Its local entity will be called Beijing Ming Zhi Mo Si Technology Company Limited (which may or may…

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  • Architelos: shadiest new gTLD is only 10% shady

    … Disputing the recent Blue Coat report into “shady” new gTLDs, domain security firm Architelos says that the shadiest namespace is just under 10% shady. That’s a far cry from Blue Coat’s claim earlier this week that nine new gTLDs are 95% to 100% abusive. Architelos shared with DI a few data points from its NameSentry service today. NameSentry…

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  • Famous Four following .sucks playbook with premium pricing for brands?

    … parties. Famous Four’s gTLDs have seen huge growth in the last month or two, largely because it’s been selling domains at a loss. .science, for example, has over 300,000 registrations — making it the third-largest new gTLD — because Famous Four’s registry fee has been discounted to just $0.25 from May to July. The same discount applies to .party…

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  • .love won by class action lawyers

    … of love, engagements, marriage, and family. It will allow anyone to register a domain name and post information about products and services related to the idea of love, an engagement, a marriage, or family. It is anticipated to be an open, unrestricted gTLD running on a CentralNic back-end. Related posts: .love dies as applicants pull five more new gTLD bids SnapNames settles shill-bidder class action Go Daddy employee class action dismissed …

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  • Donuts wins five more new gTLD auctions

    …, I’m glad this one went to a registry with an open registration policy. .golf — Donuts beat Famous Four, Dot Golf and Fegistry. .casino — Donuts won after withdrawals from Famous Four, Afilias and dotBeauty. .school — Donuts beat Fegistry, Uniregistry and Minds + Machines. .football — Donuts beat Famous Four. The registry currently has 156…

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  • FIBA wins .basketball

    … A sport-related new gTLD is going to an official sporting body. FIBA, the Fédération Internationale de Basketball, won the right to .basketball after an auction shoot-out with Donuts and Famous Four Media. While FIBA is the official world organizing body for the sport, there’s no plan to place strict restrictions on the gTLD — the application…

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  • Another 11 new gTLDs won at auction

    … and NameCheap to run .online. Each company threw in $4 million to $5 million to cover the cost of the auction and seed funding for the yet-to-be-formed new registry entity. Another auction saw .site also won by Radix, as a standalone applicant, after withdrawals from Interlink, M+M, Google and Donuts. .dog went to Donuts after withdrawals from Minds…

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  • Battles for .chat, .style, .tennis, bingo and .sas over

    … and Famous Four Media. .style has also gone to Donuts, after Uniregistry, Top Level Design, Evolving Style Registry and Minds + Machines withdrew their applications. .tennis is another Donuts win. Applications from Famous Four, Washington Team Tennis and Tennis Australia have been withdrawn, after a failed Community bid from Tennis Australia…

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