Web.Com

  • ICANN expects to lose 750 registrars in the next year

    … sought-after domains that these multifamily registrars are after is not able to withstand the thousands of accreditations that are there,” he said. “Each accreditation costs quite a bit of money.” Having a registrar accreditation costs $4,000 a year, not including ICANN’s transaction fees. “We think the market has probably gone beyond what…

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  • #SFSNYC: SMB DIY — Is Local Getting Closer to Solving the Self-Serve Conundrum?

    … of their clients individually is key to creating value for those clients. ReachLocal runs “unique campaigns tailored to clients,” said Sharon Rowlands, CEO of ReachLocal. She emphasized that SMBs want not only a product tailored to their needs but also a personalized service experience in the form of someone on the digital marketing side who can…

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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…

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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

    … 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…

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  • 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…

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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

    … to auction. Web.com is competing with Nu Dot Co, Radix, Google, Donuts, Afilias and Schlund for the gTLD. The company has already fiercely defended its “right” to .web, filing successful String Confusion Objections against .webs applicant Vistaprint. Vistaprint subsequently filed an ICANN Independent Review Process complaint to appeal its SCO loss…

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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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