.CO Turns Five: With 1.8M Domains: 120 .CO Startups Raised $460M In Funding in 2015

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), sent out a press release today in celebration of the fifth birthday of the .CO web extension and there are released some pretty interesting stats: • Over 1.8 Million .CO domains under currently under management • 120 companies using the .Co domain name extension raised $460 million in funding in 2015 (1st half of year) • Over 55% of .CO registrants are from the … [Read more...]

A look at Dot Luxury One Year Into The Process

Tony Kirsch of ARI Registry Services posted an interview with Monica Kirchner of Dot Luxury. Tony was looking to get some perspective on how things are going one year into the process. Dot Luxury names are not cheap, checking out a few registrars: TheDomains.Luxury $780 101Domain TheDomains.Luxury $724.99 Name.com TheDomains.Luxury $799.99 Go Daddy According to ntldstats.com there … [Read more...]

Neustar Files Suit Against the FCC

Neustar (NSR) is suing the FCC over the loss of the Local Number Portability contract which it held for 18 years. Neustar which has watched the price of its stock drop close to 50% from August 2, 2013 when the shares were at $55.71, initiated a $150 million share buyback once the contract loss was official. Local Number portability refers to the ability of a "customer of record" of an existing … [Read more...]

Is This The Domain With The Longest Registration Date? SMITHSONIAN.US Expires 2102

Here is new one on me. A domain name that doesn't expire until the next century. The domain name is Smithsonian.us and it is as you would expect owned by the Smithsonian Institution of Washington. The domain is not registered through a registrar, but instead is still showing as being registered through NeuStar the company that operates the .US registry under license of the United States … [Read more...]

Agari and Neustar Partner To Provide Domain Protection Solution

According to a press release today Agari and Neustar are partnering to today announced the two leading security firms are partnering to give customers the highest level of domain security possible in the current climate of targeted and sophisticated cyberattacks. The partnership provides the industry’s first-ever collaborative domain protection solution for customers, combining the power of the … [Read more...]

Neustar Fighting To Keep Contract Worth Half of Their Annual Revenues

Neustar is fighting to keep a contract that makes up over half of its revenue and it has nothing to do with domain names. The company has been in charge of a major governmental telecommunications contract for the last 17 years. The contract deals with the local number portability administrator (LNPA), which helps phone subscribers keep their numbers when switching carriers. The company is now … [Read more...]

Why Is Neustar Allowing Nicaragua To Use A .US Domain for Their Official Visitor Site?

I saw a full page ad in a travel magazine a few weeks ago for the website VisitNicaragua.us. It was a very nice full color ad which promoted the country as a great tourist destination. The domain name is registered to the Nicaraguan Tourism Board and whose registered address on the whois records is in Nicaragua My first thought that it is stupid domain for the official travel site of a … [Read more...]