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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    • 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 .

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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

    …, 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

    …/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

    … ICANN lifer Becky Burr is to replace Bruce Tonkin on the ICANN board of directors when his term expires in November. She’ll take the seat reserved for the Contracted Parties House of the Generic Names Supporting Organization, following a vote by registries and registrars a few weeks ago. Tonkin, CTO of Aussie registrar Melbourne IT, has held…

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  • Meet the Data Amplifiers

    … leading vertical-market publishers. The amplifiers consist of: Publishers such as Apple, Bing, Facebook, Foursquare, Google, and Yelp, which share your data with consumers in their ecosystems. Aggregators like Acxiom, Infogroup, Factual, and Neustar Localeze (of which I was a cofounder), which distribute business data to publishers. Here’s a table…

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  • Kinderis calls on industry to cut the bullshit

    … sales pitch, the kind Kinderis has given before, but few could deny the truth of his remarks. He called upon the industry to more effectively self-regulate, working with ICANN, to keep the boogeymen of government legislators and law enforcement agencies at bay. “It’s time to grow up and show that we can regulates ourselves and build a strong…

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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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