Namejet

  • ICANN expects to lose 750 registrars in the next year

    … sought-after domains that these multifamily registrars are after is not able to withstand the thousands of accreditations that are there,” he said. “Each accreditation costs quite a bit of money.” Having a registrar accreditation costs $4,000 a year, not including ICANN’s transaction fees. “We think the market has probably gone beyond what…

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  • Nigger.com returned to NAACP after expiration prompts $10,000 auction

    … for three weeks, during which time the registrant was listed as Perfect Privacy, Web.com’s proxy/privacy provider. While expired, it had been placed (presumably automatically) in a NameJet auction, as first reported by Raymond Hackney at The Domains. At time of writing, the auction had attracted 72 bids and a high offer of $10,000. It was a “Wish…

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  • .com-dominated NamesCon auction already has one million-dollar bid

    … There’s still about week to go until this year’s NamesCon conference kicks off in Las Vegas, but the live auction that will close the first day of the show has already seen pre-bidding action. One batch of domains has already received a high bid of $1,010,000, but does not appear to have yet met its reserve. The batch is led by bar.com…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • Pheenix adds 300 more registrars to drop-catch arsenal

    … as they return to the available pool. It also means that Pheenix’s dropnet (a word I just made up that sounds a bit like “botnet” in a pathetic attempt to coin a term for once in my career) is now a bit bigger than that of Web.com, the registrar pool behind Namejet and SnapNames. It’s still a long way behind TurnCommerce, owner of DropCatch, which…

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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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