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 Doman for Their Offical 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...]

Say Hello To The 1st 158 .NYC Domains: HappyBirthday.NYC, Honeymoon.NYC Startrek.NYC

The Sunrise period for trademark/brand holders closed on June 20 for the .NYC new gTLD, the extension for the city of New York. The latest zone files indicate that  brands and trademark holders participated very lightly in the Sunrise period,  where I count less than 160 domain name registrations (of course all of the Sunrise maybe in). However since New York is largely regarded to be the … [Read more...]

Launched – Grown – Sold The Miami Herald Discusses What’s Next for .CO Founders

The Miami Herald did a piece today on the .CO Registry acquisition by Neustar. They spoke with Juan Diego Calle to find out what's next for everyone now that the company is sold. Calle mentioned a better job and better benefits for employees. The article also mentions that Neustar did not get Pop.co in the deal.   Calle said Neustar’s plan is to keep the offices — and the jobs — in Miami … [Read more...]

Neustar Reports Lower than expected earnings – Stock off 4% in After Hours Trading

Neustar is down in after hours trading as the company reported lower than expected earnings. The stock is off close to 4 % in after hours trading at $27.15. Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services and analytics, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, and affirmed its revenue and adjusted net income guidance for … [Read more...]

The Sale of .Co To Neustar Closed Today; Offices To Stay In Miami

Although it was announced a few weeks ago, the sale of the  .CO Internet S.A.S to Neustar for $109 million dollars actually just closed today. According to the MiamiHerald.com, the "Champagne popped and bonuses flowed after .CO Internet closed its chapter as an independent company and became part of the publicly traded Neustar on Monday afternoon." "In his first comments to the press about … [Read more...]

Neustar – 80 % of Local Searches on Mobile Phones Convert

Neustar put out a study and an infographic on the high conversion rates experienced  in local search by those using mobile phones. Jessica Lee covered this on Search Engine Watch From the article: How Local Searches Convert Four out of five searches via mobile devices lead to a purchase, often within a few hours, the survey said. Compared with other devices, the mobile phone showed the … [Read more...]