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Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
US Department of Commerce to lift price freeze on .com domains from December 2020 after extending contract with Verisign to run the internet registry until 2024   —  Verisign is the big winner as consumers face higher bills for .com domain names.  —  The U.S. Department of Commerce's National …
Nov 3, 2018, 12:05 AMIn context
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Amazon pays $4.6M for top level domain name “.buy”, outbidding Google   —  Wow: Amazon.com buys .Buy for $4.6 million, .Tech sells for $6.8 million  —  Amazon.com paid $4.6 million to win rights to .buy top level domain name, but that wasn't the most expensive TLD auction on Wednesday.
Sep 18, 2014, 6:15 PMIn context
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Neustar acquires .CO Internet S.A.S. registry with 1.6M domain names for $109 million   —  Breaking: Neustar acquires .CO for $109 million  —  Neustar pays $109 million for registry that runs .co domain name.  —  Domain name registry Neustar has acquired .CO Internet S.A.S and associated assets …
Mar 21, 2014, 9:45 AMIn context
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
US won't give up NTIA's oversight of ICANN to any government-led alternative   —  NTIA: U.S. won't abandon its role in the internet until it's satisfied with the alternative  —  Strickling makes it clear that IANA contract won't be transitioned until it is happy with the alternative.
Mar 20, 2014, 9:45 AMIn context
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
ICANN officially kills Google's plan for dotless Search top level domain name   —  Board resolution quashes dotless domains again, at least for now.  —  ICANN's New gTLD Program Committee has passed a resolution confirming a prohibition on so-called dotless domain names …
Aug 16, 2013, 5:00 PMIn context
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Verisign to ICANN: not ready for new TLDs   —  Verisign claims insufficient preparation (mostly technical) for new top level domains.  —  Verisign has sent a report to ICANN (and filed it with the Securities and Exchange Commission) that basically says that the internet isn't prepared new top level domains yet.
Mar 28, 2013, 8:36 PMIn context
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman steps down   —  The world's largest domain name registrar is seeking a new CEO.  —  Warren Adelman  —  Warren Adelman is stepping down as CEO of Go Daddy, the company announced today.  —  He will remain with the company as Special Advisor for Strategy and Global Policy.
Jul 30, 2012, 1:25 PMIn context
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Google to let users “mute” remarketed ads   —  “Mute This Ad” on the way.  —  Google is rolling out a new system to allow users to block certain ads from showing up as they surf the web, and it's a very welcome feature.  —  Over the past year the number of “remarketing” ads has exploded.
Jun 29, 2012, 5:15 PMIn context
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Apple demands iPad3.com domain name   —  Apple files complaint over iPad3.com domain name.  —  Apple didn't name its third generation iPad the “iPad 3″, but that hasn't stopped most people from calling it that anyway.  —  The company doesn't own the domain name iPad3.com, but that might change soon.
Jun 29, 2012, 2:20 PMIn context
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Confirmed: Netflix buys DVD.com   —  Netflix buys DVD.com domain name.  —  [Update: Netflix has confirmed its purchase of DVD.com.  A spokesperson tells Domain Name Wire “Netflix cares about keeping DVD healthy, and this is just one small investment in keeping DVD healthy."]
Mar 30, 2012, 1:30 PMIn context

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