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    • Web.com in takeover talks – report

      Kevin Murphy, May 26, 2017, 09:06:08 (UTC), Domain Registrars Web.com is in talks to be acquired by private equity firms, according to a report. Reuters reported last night that the registrar said the talks were “early stage” and that there was no guarantee of a deal. Web.com is of course home to Network Solutions, Register.com and is involved in secondary market plays SnapNames and NameJet.

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • Openings and New Hires at Adelphic, ClickBank, Web.com

    … Openings and New Hires at Adelphic, ClickBank, Web.com July 1, 2016 by Geoff Michener Leave a Comment Filed Under: Movers & Shakers Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. Please send him a message via LinkedIn if you’d like to share any job changes. (Plus, scroll down…

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  • Openings and New Hires at AOL, Swirl, Web.com

    … Network. The hire comes a year after Swirl raised $18M in venture capital in 2015. Web.com Job Appointments After Yodle Acquisition After acquiring Yodle, Web.com has been busy moving leadership structurure: Angela Dunham is now Senior Vice President of Program Management & Sales and Service Operations. Before the acquisition she was SVP…

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  • 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…

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  • LBMA Podcast: Web.com, Alibaba, and Zuckerberg on Oculus OS

    … LBMA Podcast: Web.com, Alibaba, and Zuckerberg on Oculus OS February 26, 2016 by Asif Khan Leave a Comment Filed Under: On Location Welcome to This Week in Location Based Marketing, a weekly video podcast from the Location Based Marketing Association. On the show: Poster in motion for the film Creative Control; Web.com acquired Yodle; Alibaba…

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  • 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…

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  • Credit card hack cost Web.com millions

    … Web.com is taking a $1 million per-quarter hit to its revenue as a result of August’s hacking attack. It also incurred $400,000 in consulting, legal and credit monitoring fees in the third quarter as a result of the breach, CEO David Brown told analysts last night. Some 93,000 credit card numbers were stolen during the attack, a small portion…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • New gTLDs steal $5 million from Web.com’s top line

    … 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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  • .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…

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