Key-Systems

  • NCC sells Open Registry at huge discount

    … 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…

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  • Free .shop domains until Christmas

    … The new .shop gTLD is likely to see growth over the coming week or so, as registrars begin to offer them for free. Two retail registrars in the Key-Systems stable — Moniker and domaindiscount24 — said today they will offer a free .shop to each of its customers until December 23. The offer is limited to one domain per account, so we’re…

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  • Freenom suspended for cybersquatting rival registrars

    … Freenom, the company behind .tk and other freebie ccTLDs, has had its ICANN registrar accreditation suspended for cybersquatting competing registrars including Go Daddy and Key-Systems. OpenTLD, its registrar business, has been told it cannot accept new registrations or inbound transfers from July 8 to October 6 or until it provides ICANN…

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  • US-based Moniker gets Euro data retention waiver

    … is based in Luxembourg, but the waiver request was granted because complying with the 2013 RAA could violate German privacy law and Moniker’s data is stored in Germany. ICANN said: Registrar’s technical backend services provider as well as data storage and collection occur on servers hosted and operated in Germany, and is subject to German law…

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