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

      New gTLD registry RightSide has slashed the minimum price of its so-called “Platinum” tier premium domains and dropped renewal fees for these domains down to an affordable level. The price changes come as part of two new marketing initiatives designed to start shifting more of its 14,000-strong portfolio of super-premiums through brokers and registrar partners.

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    • Rightside sells eNom to Tucows for $83.5m

      Tucows is to become “the second largest registrar in the world” by acquiring eNom from Rightside, paying $83.5 million. The deal will give Tucows another 14.5 million domains under management and 28,000 resellers, giving it a total of 29 million DUM and 40,000 resellers. That DUM number, which appears to include ccTLDs, makes Tucows the undisputed volume leader in the resel ...

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  • GoDaddy spearheads Domain Connect spec

    …. But using Domain Connect, instead they will be able to simply enter their domain name with Shopify and, after authenticating with their registrar (via OAUTH), their domain’s DNS will be automatically configured to point to their new site. This saves the customer’s time and GoDaddy’s money. Under the hood, it works using a series of templates, authored…

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  • Demand Media spins off Rightside

    … Demand Media has completed the spin-off of its domain name business, Rightside. Shares in the new company, which will be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, went to existing Demand Media shareholders. Trading under the ticker symbol NAME, Rightside stock started off at $16.77 yesterday morning and is currently trading at around $15.07…

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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…

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