Snapnames

  • ICANN expects to lose 750 registrars in the next year

    … the ownership of just three companies — Web.com (Namejet and SnapNames), Pheenix, and TurnCommerce (DropCatch.com). These companies lay out millions of dollars on accreditation fees in order to game ICANN rules and get more connections to registries — mainly Verisign’s .com. More connections gives them a greater chance of quickly registering…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Pheenix adds 300 more registrars to drop-catch arsenal

    … as they return to the available pool. It also means that Pheenix’s dropnet (a word I just made up that sounds a bit like “botnet” in a pathetic attempt to coin a term for once in my career) is now a bit bigger than that of Web.com, the registrar pool behind Namejet and SnapNames. It’s still a long way behind TurnCommerce, owner of DropCatch, which…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • Web.com acquires dozens of registrars from Rightside

    … Web.com has acquired dozens of registrars from rival/partner Rightside, seemingly to boost the success rate of its SnapNames domain drop-catching business. I’ve established that at least 44 registrars once managed by Rightside/eNom have moved to the Web.com stable in recent weeks, and that might not even be the half of it. All…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -