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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    • 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,,, and will be released via an auction, the company said in a press release. SnapNames will manage the auction at from February 1 to February 28.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 26 readers -
    • ISOC New York challenges Neustar’s .nyc contract

      The New York chapter of the Internet Society has called upon the city to delay the renewal of Neustar’s contract to run the .nyc gTLD, citing numerous concerns about how it is being managed. In a letter (pdf) to Mayor Bill de Blasio, the group calls for a “town hall” and community consultation and for the city to “make appropriate adjustments” before the contract is renewed.

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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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • Go Daddy’s Merdinger named DNA chair

    …/Bombora, who is now, post-acquisition, VP of corporate development at Neustar. Kinderis, DNA’s founding chair in April 2013, will remain on the DNA’s board of directors, representing Neustar. It’s interesting that Merdinger’s appointment to chair is being linked with the DNS becoming more “vocal”. While Merdinger certainly isn’t a shrinking violet…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • Is Verisign .web applicant’s secret sugar daddy?

    … to give applicants time “to investigate whether there has been a change of leadership and/or control” at rival applicant Nu Dot Co LLC. Nu Dot Co is a new gTLD investment vehicle headed up by Juan Diego Calle, who launched and ran .CO Internet until it was sold to Neustar a couple of years ago. I gather that some applicants believe that Nu Dot Co’s…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • 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

    … practices of a few bad actors have led to the frustration of consumers. We have not served the best interests of our consumers at all times,” he said. “This has to change.” He was speaking to an audience of registries, registrars and investors at the opening session of the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas on Monday. It was a fairly standard DNA…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • 7 Ways Predictive Intelligence Can Be Applied to Small Business Marketing

    … should spend more time and resources. Analytics doesn’t have to be complex to have value.” (Ken Inman, Neustar) 7. Close the loop on your model. “Do close the loop on your model by putting it to the test against new data it has not yet seen. Some models are great with historical data, but they fail to transfer this success to new instances due…

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  • Neustar shoots the corpse of

    … The ill-conceived, barely used 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 domain and unanimously recommended that the requirement be suspended for the life of the .us contract. Neustar had been…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Jeff Neuman quits Neustar for Valideus

    … and sometimes outspoken figure over the years. Valideus is the new gTLD service provider sister company to Com Laude, the brand-focused registrar. It provides application consulting and ongoing registry/registrar management for dot-brand gTLD applicants and registries, Amazon among them. I gather that Neuman will remain based in the US, as his new job title implies. Related posts: Neustar eats own dog food, plans .neustar bid ICM picks new sunrise partner for .xxx launch NeuStar wins UrbanBrain .brand contract …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 25 readers -
  • Google's DMCA Notices Increase Exponentially Year to Year

    … than 1 million each day, totaling 345,169,134 for the year. The main factor in the exponential increase is how much easier automation has become, according to Rodney Joffe, vice president and senior technologist at Neustar, an information services and analytics company. "Google doesn't have nearly enough people to keep up with 1 million links…

    Mike O'brien/ Search Engine Watch- 4 readers -
  • Expert Column: Converting Online Traffic To In-Store Shoppers

    … businesses. A recent study from Neustar Localeze and 15miles found that 79 percent of mobile users search for local businesses on their phones. Additionally, nearly 80 percent of those searches result in a purchase. The first step is to optimize your website for mobile to increase the user experience on your site. Many grocers also offer mobile…

    ZOG Digital Blogin Mobile- 11 readers -
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