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  • Nigger.com returned to NAACP after expiration prompts $10,000 auction

    … US civil rights group the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has reclaimed the domain name nigger.com after it expired and went to auction. The names nigger.org and nigger.net were also affected, but according to Whois records the NAACP restored all three yesterday. The names had been in pending renewal/delete status…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • Web.com policy exec moves to ICANN

    … Domain industry veteran Jennifer Gore is to become ICANN’s new director of registrar relations. She takes over the role from Mike Zupke, who I gather is leaving ICANN, from next Monday. She will report to Cyrus Namazi in ICANN’s Global Domains Division. Gore was most recently senior director of policy at Web.com, a role she held for over…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • Openings and New Hires at Adelphic, ClickBank, Web.com

    … Services Startup Serviz Brad Cohen has joined SERVIZ, the on-demand home services app, as Senior Vice President of Merchant Acquisition and Merchant Operations. Before joining SERVIZ, Cohen was Vice President of Partner Sales at Yext and sales leader at ReachLocal. The startup has raised $20m in venture capital to date. New CEO At ClickBank Idaho based…

    Geoff Michener/ Street Fight- 15 readers -
  • Openings and New Hires at AOL, Swirl, Web.com

    … Tim Mahlman has been promoted to president of platforms at AOL. The platforms team manages properties and tools that serve online advertisers and publishers. Mahlman founded Vidible and sold the company to AOL. He was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Greycroft as well as CRO of Klout before joining the Verizon conglomerate. Lavu CEO Ousted After…

    Geoff Michener/ Street Fight- 13 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- 9 readers -
  • LBMA Podcast: Web.com, Alibaba, and Zuckerberg on Oculus OS

    … invests in Groupon with them knowing; Mitsubishi’s mid-air display – it’s like magic; In case of emergency call your nearest WaffleHouse; Walgreens gets deeper into beacons; Kontakt.io raises $5M clams; Foursquare + Delivery.com; Exterion pulling O2 customer data for OOH targeting; Yoose + Telkomsel case study. Our resource is from the Samsung…

    Asif Khan/ Street Fight- 14 readers -
  • Web.com just gave itself another reason to bid high for .web gTLD

    … Registrar group Web.com is changing its stock market ticker symbol to WEB tomorrow, in another sign that it really, really wants to be identified with the string. The switch from WWWW may indicate that the NASDAQ-listed company’s six rivals for the new gTLD .web have a fight — and a possible big payday — on their hands when .web finally goes…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • ICANN win leaves door open for plural gTLD rethink

    … that ruled .webs too similar to .web. Vistaprint runs a web site building service called Webs.com. It filed two applications for .webs — one “community” flavored, one vanilla — but then found itself on the losing end of a String Confusion Objection filed by rival Web.com, one of the many .web applicants. It was one of the few instances where a SCO panel…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • Web.com hacked, 93,000 cards stolen

    … The credit card details of 93,000 Web.com customers have been stolen by hackers. The name, address and credit card number of the affected customers were accessed. The verification numbers (from the back of the cards) were not stolen. Web.com said the attack was discovered August 13 and has been reported to the proper authorities. Network…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • New gTLDs steal $5 million from Web.com’s top line

    … the company expects the market to come back after the uncertainty has passed. Web.com yesterday reported third-quarter net income of $33.9 million, up from $29.3 million a year ago, on revenue that was up to $137.4 million from $125.2 million in 2013. The company, which owns brands including Register.com and Network Solutions, announced a $100…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
  • .xyz launch inflated by massive NetSol giveaway

    … Network Solutions gave away thousands of .xyz domain names for free to people who hadn’t requested them, artificially inflating the new gTLD’s launch day numbers. As of last night, there were 36,335 domains in the .xyz zone, with something like 27,000 listed as having name servers belonging to NetSol and its parent, Web.com. Before .xyz…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
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