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04|30|2008 03:36 pm EDT

Melbourne IT aquires Verisign DBMS

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Registrars

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As reported earlier, the Australian registrar Melbourne IT has acquired the Verisign Digital Brand Management Services unit for $50 Million USD. Verisign’s Digital Brand Management Services manages the domains for about 2,000 corporate client such as Microsoft. (more…)

04|30|2008 02:33 pm EDT

MySpace.co.uk Decision Overturned

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Legal Issues

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A huge victory for MySpace.com has been overturned as the social networking giant is being forced to hand back control of MySpace.co.uk to the previous owner, Total Web Solutions (TWS). (more…)

04|30|2008 07:51 am EDT

Melbourne IT acquires Verisign DBMS

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

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According to several sources the Australian Registrar Melbourne IT has purchased the Verisign Digital Brand Management Services (DBMS) unit for $50 Million USD. Verisign DBMS is a a domain registration and brand monitoring service mostly used by large corporations, such as Microsoft.

[via TechCrunch]

04|29|2008 09:40 pm EDT

Sedo Domain Sales of the week up to April 28th

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Sales

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And again Sedo was so kind to share selected domain sales of the week up to April 28th, 2008 with us.

.com Sales

sexkontakt.com 				40,000	EUR (Sex Contact in German)
mno.com 				18,250	USD
bestform.com 				10,000	USD
foreclosurealert.com 			10,000	USD (more…)

04|29|2008 04:49 pm EDT

WhyPark receives funding from Angel Investor

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

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Alternative domain parking provider WhyPark announced that it has received funding from Angel Investor Alan Macomber. According to Domain Name Wire, the investment is for amount of $230,000. The funds are to be used for an enhancement project that is already under way. The investor is one of the first clients of the company, which now hosts over 41,000 domains. WhyPark had recently announced the launch of their own ad network.

[via WhyPark Press Release]

04|29|2008 04:23 pm EDT

Spanish Government’s Domain Names Held Ransom

by Chad Kettner in Categories: ccTLDs

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A Spanish man is holding several government domain names for ransom until the Prime Minister agrees to correct the country’s “inequalities” in water supply and transfer water to all of the country’s drought stricken regions. (more…)

04|28|2008 09:40 am EDT

Upcoming Domainer Get-Togethers in London, Toronto

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Events

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On Wednesday April 30th, there’s going to be a get-together in London England; visit the thread on the Acorn Domain Forum. Also there will be another DomainerDinner in Toronto on May 8th, for more information please email toronto (at) domainerdinner.com.

04|25|2008 04:22 pm EDT

Google Sued for Adwords Fraud

by Chad Kettner in Categories: Legal Issues

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Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP, a law firm in Los Angeles, California, has filed a lawsuit claiming that Google is deceiving its customers into paying for advertisements they don’t want.

Google, the law firm contends, is cheating advertisers by charging for ads that are placed on third party websites without the Adwords user being informed. (more…)

04|25|2008 03:21 pm EDT

Skenzo Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

by Chad Kettner in Categories: News

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Skenzo, a leader in traffic monetization solutions, has appointed Vaibhav Arya as their Chief Technology Officer.

Mr. Arya’s appointment is in line with our aggressive plans to bring on board the smartest people in the industry”, explained Divyank Turakhia, Co-founder and CEO of Skenzo, “Vaibhav brings the experience and proven technical leadership that would allow Skenzo to continue being at the forefront of innovation. I am certain that he will be an invaluable member of our management team.(more…)

04|25|2008 03:20 pm EDT

ICA Begins Direct Elections by Naming Reynolds to the Board

by Chad Kettner in Categories: News

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The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), the business association for domain name registrants and investors, has announced that Philip Reynolds has been elected to the Board of Directors.

Reynolds is very familiar with domain name issues and trends and has advocated for the interests of registrants in the past. He is the general manager of Thought Convergence, a domain management/domain technology provider and parent company of TrafficZ , where he is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations. (more…)