Register.Com

Register.com (previously Forman Interactive) was founded as a provider of Internet services by brothers Richard, Peter Forman and Dan Levine in 1994. In 1999, the company officially changed its name to Register.com. On April 21, 1999, ICANN announced Register.com was one of the first five testbed registrars for the competitive Shared Registry System. On June 7, the company began operations under this name as a paid registrar in the .com, .net and .org domains. It was the first of the five testbed registrars to come online.In 2000, Register.com issued an IPO and began trading on the NASDAQ under ticker symbol RCOM.
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    … Top registrar Web.com is seeing disappointing revenue from its domain business due to new gTLDs. The “increased availability” of names has taken a chunk out of the company’s premium domain sales, CEO David Brown told analysts on the company’s third-quarter earnings call yesterday. While we continue to expect the recently expanded top-level…

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  • DreamHost hit with big breach notice

    … DreamHost, a web hosting provider which says it hosts over 1.3 million web sites, has been hit with a lengthy ICANN compliance notice, largely concerning alleged Whois failures. The breach notice raises questions about the company’s popular free Whois privacy service. Chiefly, DreamHost has failed to demonstrate that it properly investigates…

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