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Donuts Registry raises $110 million to acquire one-time competitor Rightside Group

Domain Registry Firm – Donuts Inc. recently raised $110 million fund from Silicon Valley Bank, a division of SVB Financial Group, to support its move to acquire Rightside Groups Ltd. Earlier in June 2017, the two companies had announced entering into an agreement for merger under which Donuts will acquire Rightside for $10.60 per share, approximately $213MM in cash. With the $110 credit facility extended by SVB, and participating banks, including N.A., Pacific Western Bank, Cadence Bank, Umpqua Bank and Comerica Bank, Donuts completed its merger with the Rightside Group and has enough funding for its other corporate purposes. Donuts chief executive officer, Bruce Jaffe, said, “We are delighted to partner with Silicon Valley Bank and are gratified by the enthusiastic response fr...

“POP Helps Users to Set up & Manage Their Online Presence Easily”- Juan Diego Calle,.CO Internet

Yesterday saw launch of POP.CO, a new platform that helps businesses get online instantly. The company behind POP.CO, .CO Internet S.A.S, is well known for coming up with fresh ideas to help entrepreneurs and start ups establish successful online presence. POP.CO, the company’s latest endeavor, is a bundle of online services that comes with a .CO domain name, a custom POP Page and an email address powered by Google Apps. Entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses who’re not tech-savvy enough don’t need to hire a web developer to build a professional web presence or spend extra time finding a Web address, hosting provider, email account, etc. as a central POP account handles all that. It also enables users to add and install proprietary or third-party apps to their domains directly ...

eNom & DreamHost to Work Together on the New gTLDs

ICANN accredited wholesale registrar eNom, Inc. and web hosting and cloud storage provider DreamHost today announced a strategic partnership. The new gTLD domain name extensions launching this year, including .web, .shop, and even .ninja, are exciting opportunities to build new brands and web channels for customers, and eNom enables us to deliver the whole enchilada! – Simon Anderson, CEO, DreamHost. The news comes just two days ahead of DreamCon, DreamHost’s first user conference starting on August 2nd. With the new partnership,DreamHost will now utilize the eNom reseller platform to manage its existing domain name business and new gTLDs as they become available. To support the release of new domain extensions,  eNom will begin to promote DreamHost’s services through its retail busi...

dotShabaka Registry is First to Sign new TLD Contract With ICANN For “dotShabaka”

The first agreement between The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global regulator of web addresses  and an applicant to run a new TLD has been signed. ICANN has  entered into a contract with dotShabaka Registry for “dotShabaka” to become the world’s first Arabic new Top-Level Domain (TLD). The Shabaka. domain name extension marks a meaningful change for the Arabic Internet, with tremendous opportunities for new businesses to grow and flourish in the Arabic language. This partnership between our two companies is in line with our strategy to expand the GoDaddy brand into international markets and is a significant step in the Internet’s evolution. – Blake Irving, CEO, GoDaddy. Shabaka., a domain name for those who want  an Arabic online presence, is part ...

Radix Registry’s Bid for the Operation of Uncontested .host gTLD Passes ICANN’s Initial Evaluation

Radix Registry announced last Friday that its bid for the operation of the generic top level domain (gTLD) .host has passed the initial evaluation stage in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) new gTLD program. Radix Registry  launched completely free and non-binding  pre-registrations for .host domain names  a fortnight back at the HostingCon. One of three uncontested applications amongst the 31 new gTLDs that Radix has applied for, .host gTLD is scheduled to go live in January 2014.   At the recently held WHD.India 2013, Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head, Radix Registry, talked about the involvement of Radix Registry in ICANN’s New gTLD Application Process and how industry members and business organizations at large stand to benefit from them. Ideal for ...

“.IN.NET Provides Businesses and Individuals With Good Quality Domain Names”- Neha Naik, .IN.NET

Internet in India is reaching small towns and the lower rungs of the economic ladder very rapidly, bridging geographical barriers and exposing consumers to the market more effectively than ever before. Brick-and-mortar stores can no longer be sufficient with the significant expansion in the variety of products available online. This growing digital influence, currently affecting $30 billion of urban consumer spending, makes getting online not an option but a necessity. However, most Indian businesses looking to get a website face a roadblock on the very first, and probably the most important step of getting online – unavailability of the domain name of their choice. With .COM mostly exhausted and .IN depleting fast, quality domain names are limited and SMBs have to settle for long si...

1&1 Internet Launches New gTLD Pre-Order Portal and a Cloud Server Package

Global  Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet has today made two major announcements – launch of a gTLD Pre-Order Portal and a new cloud server package. The news comes nearly two months after 1 and 1 Internet added Artful.ly, CraftIsArt, Meetup and Wanelo web apps to 1&1 MyWebsite and launched its  Microsoft Exchange 2013 Hosting services. New gTLD Pre-Order Portal The new gTLD Pre-Order Portal allows website owners to  pre-order  the new gTLDs that’ll hit the market soon and provides domain news, expert advice articles and practical tips to plan a  domain portfolio. Website owners can browse the new domain endings at the  portal and make a risk-free pre-order for the domain of their choice.  This pre-order does not guarantee that a domain will be purchased, however, it is ...

“DNSSEC Will Become a Standard Part of Any Offering Over time,” Dr. Burt Kaliski, Verisign

Change has been constant in almost every facet of life throughout the past, and technology industry is no exception. There is no uniformity in technology; it keeps on developing, improving, re-inventing itself, and in the process also changing the way it diffuses across the society. It’s always a pleasant sight to have people and organizations that support, facilitate and ensure adoption of these changes. If not for them, we’d still be stuck in the world of dial-up internet, huge computers, and rotary dial telephones. Heck, we wouldn’t even have been able to reach that world itself. And Verisign is one such organization. Through its efforts to ensure operational deployment of DANE, DNNSEC , IPv6 and many more protocols/products that seek to replace the traditional systems in place to...

“.CO Provides Much More Value Than Just a Domain Name,” – Lori Anne Wardi, .CO Internet

I remember being very apathetical when the new generic top level domain (gTLD) application system opened on January 12, 2012. With the exception of .CO, new gTLD launches of the past like Biz, Info, Travel, Mobi, etc. had failed to marginalize .COM’s dominant position and there was no reason to think otherwise for the forthcoming ones. I’ve been proven wrong overtime. The industry has shown great interest in the new gTLDs. With as many as 1930 applications received by the ICANN, the new gTLDs are touted to be the next big thing in the domain arena. Their journey once they hit the market will be a very interesting one to watch; some of them’ll be successful and some won’t. But I genuinely doubt if any one of them will be able to have as big an impact as .CO has. The only e...

Radix Registry Opens up Pre-Registration For .host Domains

Radix Registry  launched completely free and non-binding  pre-registrations for .host domain names  earlier this week at HostingCon. Radix will keep those who pre-register for a .host domain informed of the launch process by furnishing personalized reminders. It will also offer discounts and special deals, increasing the odds that a pre-registered name will be granted. A new TLD created specifically for the hosting industry, .host is  one of three uncontested strings that  Radix applied for, the other two being .press and .space. Ideal for web hosts, ASPs, ISVs, cloud service providers, data centers and other entities within the web hosting industry, .host offers  domain names  short, memorable domain names with  increased search efficiency, and better categorization and branding for the h...

Radix Registry Talks About the new gTLDs and the Subsequent Market Changes at WHD.India 2013

A two day event focused on web hosting and cloud industry at large, WorldHostingDays India 2013 today got off to a great start drawing an unprecedented gathering of the industry members interested in hearing about the latest trends, innovations, concerns etc. The event began half an hour back with a session by Mr. Sandeep Ramchandani, Business Head, Radix Registry, on “The new gTLD revolution”. Providing valuable information about the new gTLDs that’re going to hit him market soon, the session saw Mr. Sandeep talk about the involvement of Radix Registry in ICANN’s New gTLD Application Process and how industry members and business organizations at large stand to benefit from them. An active participant in ICANN’s process to expand the Internet naming system, Radix Registry...

Directi, Tucows and Namecheap Partner to Manage .online Registry for ICANN’s new gTLD program

Domain industry veterans Directi, Tucows and Namecheap have announced formation of an alliance  to manage the .online registry. Directi and Tucows are  known for their wholesale platforms and the large, global domain name reseller channels they manage. Namecheap, a top-ten retail registrar, is best known for its strong consumer brand and emphasis on customer service. The move comes as ICANN accepted nearly 2,000 applications from prospective registries who would like to manage their own TLDs as  part of its New Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) program. It’s highly likely that we may see other partnerships formed in the coming days  as ICANN has encouraged applicants not to compete for auction but to team up on gTLD strings to  save themselves considerable time and money. The three com...

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