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

    … The domain drop-catching arms race is heating up, with budget player Pheenix this week acquiring 300 more registrar accreditations from ICANN. According to DI records, the company now has almost 500 registrar accreditations in its family. More accreditations means more registry connections with which to attempt to acquire expired domains…

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

    … on rival drop-catcher NameJet. The two compete primarily with NameBright’s DropCatch.com, which obtained hundreds of fresh ICANN accreditations last year, bringing its total pool to over 750. Web.com has fewer than 400 accreditations right now. Rightside has even fewer. It’s usually quicker to buy a registrar than to obtain a new accreditation from…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -