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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    • Three-million domain .au deal up for grabs

      auDA has formally launched the process that will could see it replace .au back-end provider Neustar with an in-house registry by the end of June 2018. The Australian ccTLD operator has opened a “Request for Expressions of Interest” as the first stage of a procurement process for software and/or services to support its recently announced Registry Transformation Project.

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  • Neustar’s .au deal in peril as Aussies look in-house

    … Australian ccTLD registry auDA is looking at bringing its back-end infrastructure in house, to the possible detriment of Neustar. In a surprise move, auDA said late last month that several months of talks with AusRegistry, aimed at possibly extending its current back-end contract beyond 2018, had failed. AusRegistry has operated .au for auDA…

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  • Uniregistry and Neustar have TLDs approved in China

    … China’s April batch of approved TLDs has been released, featuring three domains from Neustar and Uniregistry. Neustar had its longstanding, 2000-round .biz pass regulatory scrutiny, while Uniregistry’s .link and .auto have also been approved. While .auto is managed by Cars Registry, a joint venture with XYZ.com, its stablemates .car…

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  • 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…

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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

    …, which accounts for about half of Neustar’s revenue, was at risk, the company has attempted to focus its efforts on marketing services, security and domains. That effort included the $87 million acquisition of registry rival Bombora (owner of ARI and AusRegistry) last year. Earlier this year, the company announced its intention to split into two…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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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

    … of publishers such as Google and data aggregators such as Neustar Localeze, which together make sure an enterprise’s location data is unleashed to all the places where people conduct near me searches. Data amplifiers have become more important because near me searches have become more complicated. Consumers now discover brands across a vast…

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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…

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