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  • 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

    … 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…

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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

    … ICM Registry has partnered with a company called Model Centro to offer free .xxx domain names to porn performers. Model Centro offers porn models a managed fan site and social networking service. It’s free to the models, with the company taking a 15% slice of whatever subscription fees taken from their fans. The arrangement seems to be related…

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