Neustar

Neustar, Inc. is a company which provides real-time information and analytics for the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment, and marketing industries, and a provider of clearinghouse and directory services to the global communications and Internet industries.
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  • ISOC New York challenges Neustar’s .nyc contract

    …, and the fact that Whois privacy is banned from the gTLD. It’s not clear whether the letter will be able to achieve anything. It’s dated February 6, but states that the contract was due to be renewed January 31. Tweet Tagged: .nyc, isoc, isoc-ny, neustar, new gTLDs …

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  • Neustar to auction .nyc premiums during New York Fashion Week

    … Neustar is to release a batch of reserved, fashion-related .nyc premium domains to coincide with next month’s New York Fashion Week. Twenty-four names, including clothes.nyc, fashion.nyc, salon.nyc, models.nyc and shop.nyc will be released via an auction, the company said in a press release. SnapNames will manage the auction at Auctions.nyc…

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  • Neustar agrees to go private in $2.9 billion deal

    … Struggling infrastructure services firm and domain registry Neustar is set to go private in a $2.9 billion deal. The company, best known for .biz, .co and .us, has agreed to be bought out by a group led by Golden Gate Capital. The $33.50-per-share offer, announced on Wednesday and which Neustar’s board has approved, is a 45% premium over…

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  • Go Daddy’s Merdinger named DNA chair

    … Go Daddy VP of domains Rich Merdinger has been appointed interim chair of the Domain Name Association, replacing Neustar’s Adrian Kinderis. In a blog post, Merdinger said the DNA will become more “vocal” under its new leadership and outlined three priorities for 2017 — awareness, adoption and access. He said the DNA will share ways businesses…

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  • Is Verisign .web applicant’s secret sugar daddy?

    … The fiercely contested .web gTLD is being forced into a last-resort auction and some people seem to think a major registry player is behind it. Two .web applicants — Radix (pdf) and Schlund (pdf) — this week wrote to ICANN to demand that the .web auction, currently planned for July 27, be postponed. They said the sale should be delayed…

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  • Neustar to split into two

    … Neustar is to split into two companies and its domain name business is set for a rebranding. The company said yesterday that it is breaking into an Order Management & Numbering Services company which will be called Neustar, and an Information Services company, which contains the domain business and will get a new name. “The proposed spin…

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  • Burr to replace Tonkin on ICANN board

    … the seat for the last nine years. He’s limited to three consecutive three-year terms under ICANN bylaws. Burr, a lawyer by trade, is currently chief privacy officer at TLD registry Neustar, a position she has held since 2012. Before that, she was a partner at the law firm Wilmer Hale. But way back in 1998, in a senior role at the US National…

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  • Meet the Data Amplifiers

    … Meet the Data Amplifiers March 17, 2016 by Gib Olander Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary For months, the marketplace has been talking about micro-moments, which Google defines as instances when people use their mobile devices search for places to go and things to buy. During micro-moments, consumers not only search — they also purchase…

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  • Kinderis calls on industry to cut the bullshit

    … Domain Name Association chair Adrian Kinderis has called for the industry to “grow up”. The former ARI CEO, now Neustar veep, said Monday it’s time for the industry to kick out the handful of bad actors that ruin its reputation, and to quit the “bullshit bickering” about which TLDs are best. “For far too long this industry has turned a blind…

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  • 7 Ways Predictive Intelligence Can Be Applied to Small Business Marketing

    … demographic, and the value of the particular user being bid on. These platforms can predict which users will be most valuable to a particular marketer based on desired outcomes, such as online sales or website visits. Over time, these predictive capabilities improve thanks to the platform’s machine learning capacity.” (Anthony Long, Vistaprint) 5. Evaluate…

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  • Neustar shoots the corpse of .kids.us

    … The ill-conceived, barely used .kids.us domain is to stay dead, Neustar confirmed last night. The .us registry operator said that its Stakeholder Council met August 17 and: carefully considered the report on the kids.us domain and unanimously recommended that the requirement be suspended for the life of the .us contract. Neustar had been…

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  • Direct .au regs closer to reality

    … Australians could soon get the ability to register domain names directly under .au for the first time. Following in the footsteps of the UK and New Zealand, a panel of .au policy body auDA has recommended that the second level should be opened up for registrations, pending further consultation. In a consultation paper (pdf), the panel wrote…

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  • Neustar becomes “world’s largest registry” with $87m ARI buy

    … Consolidation in the domain name industry continued last night with Neustar’s $87 million acquisition of Bombora Technologies, the holding group for ARI Registry Services and AusRegistry. Bombora CEO Adrian Kinderis told DI that the deal makes Neustar the “biggest registry services back-end provider on the market”, as measured by the number…

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