Name.Com

  • Rightside sells eNom to Tucows for $83.5m

    … retention. For Rightside, the company said the spin-off will allow it to focus on vertical integration between its gTLD registry business and its consumer-facing registrar, Name.com. Rightside had come in for a certain amount of high-profile investor criticism for its dogged focus on new gTLDs at the expense of its eNom and Name.com businesses…

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  • RightSide cuts super-premium fees in half, drops premium renewals

    … is open to gaming — brokers could reserve names and just twiddle their thumbs for 60 days, hoping to get a commission for no work — but the broker program is expected to be fairly tightly managed and those exploiting the system could be kicked out. RightSide will be making the case for the two Platinum-branded offerings at the upcoming NamesCon conference in Las Vegas, where it also expects to name its first brokerage partners. Tweet Tagged: brokers, enom, name.com, namescon, platinum, premium, rightside …

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  • GoDaddy spearheads Domain Connect spec

    … not involve domain registration or transfer it’s not really within ICANN’s policy wheelhouse, so the spec has instead been published via the IETF. It has already been embraced by leading rival registrars eNom, Name.com and United Domains, as well as toolmakers including Microsoft, Shopify and Wix. The announcement of Domain Connect was made a couple…

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  • Demand Media spins off Rightside

    …. Rightside comprises number two registrar eNom, retail registrar Name.com, new gTLD portfolio registry United TLD (which is branded Rightside), and its share of auction house NameJet. It is headed by CEO Taryn Naidu and chairman David Panos. The company also today named its initial board of directors. Related posts: Demand Media to spin off domains business as Rightside Taryn Naidu is a *%@$! Rightside bans company “ridicule” in its new gTLDs Demand Media mum on $18m new gTLDs investment …

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  • ICM scraps free .xxx porn star offer, starts new one

    … to the sale of Models.xxx, which ICM held back as a premium name until this week but which now mirrors the old modelcentro.com. The deal will see each Models.xxx user get one free .xxx domain. It also means ICM’s Adult Performer Program, which reserved the names of 3,500 porn stars and allowed them to be claimed for free via Name.com is no more…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 57 readers -
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