Famous Four Media

    • 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 year ...

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

    …, in three different western-European countries. Among the services on offer are premium list creation and sales, registrar channel management, Chinese regulatory approval consulting, supplier negotiations and marketing consulting. Downs was with FFM for about three years. Before that, he was in digital recruitment. Tweet Tagged: consulting, Famous Four Media, gtld systems, new gTLDs, premiums …

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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

    … Portfolio gTLD registries Famous Four Media and Minds + Machines have both announced that they’re formally entering the Chinese market. Both companies are establishing “wholly foreign-owned enterprises” (WFOEs), a form of company that does not require local investment, on the mainland. The moves are aimed at getting the registries’ respective…

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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?

    … New gTLD registry Famous Four Media has slapped general availability prices of $500 and up on domain names matching famous brands. The company plans to shortly introduce eight “premium” pricing tiers, ranging from $200 a year to $10,000 a year. The first to launch, on July 8, will be its “brand protection tier”, which will carry a $498 registry…

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  • .love won by class action lawyers

    … It appears that the contested new gTLD .love has been won by the law firm Merchant Law Group, after an auction. Minds + Machines, Richemont, Google and Donuts have all officially withdrawn their competing applications. I gather that withdrawals from Uniregistry and Famous Four Media are on their way. .love would be MLG’s first successful new…

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  • Donuts wins five more new gTLD auctions

    … Donuts added five new gTLDs to its ever-growing portfolio this week, as the results of five private auctions were revealed. The company won the following strings: .news — went to Donuts after withdrawals from Merchant Law Group, Amazon, Radix, Uniregistry, Famous Four Media and Primer Nivel. As somebody with a vested interest in the news media…

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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

    …, Famous Four Media, Donuts, DotBook, M+M, Global Domain Registry, Google and NU DOT CO. Amazon also won .hot, after Donuts and dotHot (affiliated with .jobs) withdrew. Dish DBS, a Spanish-language US TV company, will operate .latino as a closed dot-brand for its Dish Latino service, after M+M withdrew its competing application. Japanese domain…

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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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  • Afilias loses Chinese .info as seven more new gTLD auctions conclude

    … gTLDs — .law and .vip — and lost the auctions for several more. In .law it beat NU DOT CO, Donuts, Radix, Merchant Law Group and Famous Four Media. In .vip it beat Google, VIP Registry, Donuts, I-Registry and Vipspace Enterprises. From the auctions M+M said it lost we can infer that .design and .realestate contention sets are also now settled…

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  • Accent wins .tickets auction after $1.6m CentralNic investment

    … Accent Media, one of four applicants for .tickets, has won the new gTLD at auction after receiving a $1.62 million investment from CentralNic. As part of the deal, Accent has dumped Afilias as its back-end provider and will switch to CentralNic instead. Competing applicants Donuts, Famous Four Media, Shubert Internet and Tickets TLD are now…

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  • Second last-resort gTLD auction raises $14.3m

    … Four Media. The bidding lasted seven rounds. Finally, .vip sold to Minds + Machines for $3,000,888 after Google, Donuts, I-Registry and VIP Registry dropped out. The prices are in the same ball-park as we’ve inferred from previous, private auctions managed by Applicant Auction (a company affiliated with Power Auctions). That’s notable because…

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