Neustar : NSR stock jumps almost 20% on news of corporate acquisition valued at $2.9 billion

Neustar announced its acquisition by a private investment group, for $2.9 billion dollars. The provider of real-time information services came to the agreement, supported by its board of directors, at a price of $33.50 dollars per share, paid in cash. The private investment group, led by Golden Gate Capital, pays a 45% premium on the […]

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Non-COM domain sightings : BriggsEquipment.US and a surprise about the .COM

We keep track of non-COM domain sightings, names of companies and brands “in the wild.” The popular myth that dot .com domains is the only way to go, is dispelled in the case of BriggsEquipment.us. Briggs Equipment is one of the oldest and most trusted materials handling equipment providers in the US, providing short and […]

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DNS Shield Network : Free Internet white paper from Neustar

Neustar is trusted by the world’s biggest brands to make critical decisions 20 billion times a day. DDoS attacks seek to infiltrate the DNS infrastructure and cripple the functionality of businesses, big and small, costing them billions of dollars in lost revenue and valuation. Neustar has published a concise white paper addressing the subject, called […]

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Domains and cancer research : Search for cure drives digital innovation

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) has continued to roll out its network of sites using the .cancerresearch TLD. Last Friday, it launched the International Centre for the Proteome of Human Cancer (ProCan) and as part of the launch added procan.cancerresearch to its network. CEO of ACRF Professor Ian Brown said that procan.cancerresearch was the […]

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Domain hacks : Olympus, you’re doing it wrong!

Domain hacks can be used for a variety of purposes, but their primary function is that of shortening the URL in mind. For example, Julie’s Freebies got Freebi.es – a Spanish ccTLD domain – for its business. While this was aweso.me, some domain hacks can be outright infringing on trademarks; just ask the former owner […]

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Neustar : Encouraging women to succeed in ICT

Information and computer technologies (ICT) is a field where women from around the world are encouraged to have a career in. Today, April 28, is International Girls in ICT day; a global initiative designed to encourage more girls and young women to pursue education and careers in information and computer technologies. It’s one of many […]

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AngelSummit : Entrepreneurs gather in Miami for the 2016 event

The 2016 gathering of the world’s most forward-thinking investors and entrepreneurs is opening its gates for AngelSummit, in Miami, Florida. The two day conference was put together by angel investors from over 50 countries. From April 14 to 15, AngelSummit Americas will provide an active forum to explore new opportunities and partnerships. By attending, entrepreneurs […]

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Crikey, mate! Dot .Sydney is already one year old!

It’s partying Down Under for the dot .Sydney Registry, as the Aussie gTLD celebrates its very first anniversary! One of the biggest geographical gTLDs, dot .Sydney just clocked a year in existence and shared with us some important metrics. Since launch, almost 9,000 domain names have been registered under .Sydney, including early adopters such as […]

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NamesCon 2016 : Lori Anne Wardi on the 2 million .CO milestone

Neustar, managers of .CO, announced the reaching of an important milestone for the ccTLD adopted by numerous brands, corporations and end users worldwide. Two million .CO domains are now under management, and while attending NamesCon, we had the pleasure of talking to Lori Anne Wardi, Vice President at NeuStar, Inc. on this exciting milestone. Lori […]

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Dot .NYC : A year later, it’s the largest city gTLD in the world!

Happy one year anniversary, dot .NYC! In the year since its launch, the New York City domain has become the fastest-growing, largest city domain extension in the world. With more than 85,000 domain registrations, dot .NYC caters specifically to individuals, businesses and organizations with a physical presence within the New York City’s five boroughs. Dot […]

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Non-COM sightings : Rare dot .BIZ domain seen in the wild!

It’s been a while since we added a new TLD to our roster of non-COM sightings, a collection of TLD and gTLD domains that don’t end in .com. The latest addition, is an underutilized TLD, dot .biz. Launched in 2001, the Neustar asset counts 2,193,503 .biz domains, according to stats provided by DomainTools. Our non-COM […]

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Neustar acquires Bombora Technologies for $86.9 million dollars

Neustar announced the acquisition of Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd (Bombora) for approximately $86.9 million dollars USD. Australia based Bombora and its subsidiaries, which include ARI Registry Services, provide registry services for a number of top-level domains (TLDs) including .au, .melbourne, .sydney, and over 100 new TLDs, including several in the Fortune 500. Lisa Hook, President and […]

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