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  • .sx switches from KSRegistry to CIRA’s Fury

    Sint Maarten ccTLD .sx has changed registry back-end providers. SX Registry has switched from Germany’s KSRegistry to Canada’s CIRA, according to a CIRA press release and IANA records. SX is now using CIRA’s relatively new Fury back-end platform, which launched…

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  • Radix says it’s profitable after making $12 million this year

    New gTLD stable Radix said today that it expects to top $12 million in revenue this year. The company also told DI that it is currently profitable. Radix, which counts the likes of .site and .store among its portfolio of…

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  • Expect “minor inconveniences” in post-hurricane Puerto Rico

    ICANN 61 is going ahead in Puerto Rico despite the continuing fallout of a devastating hurricane season, the organization has confirmed. The March 10-15 meeting will take place at the convention center in San Juan, and participants can only expect…

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  • .kids auction is off

    ICANN has postponed the planned auction of the .kid(s) gTLDs after an appeal from one of the applicants. The last-resort auction had been penciled in for January 25, and there was a December 8 deadline for the three participants to…

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  • CentralNic now owns .sk after $30m deal closes

    CentralNic has just closed its acquisition of SK-NIC, the ccTLD operator for Slovakia, the company announced today. The London-based firm announced the deal back in August, when it was to be worth €21.27 million up front, with a deferred performance-related…

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  • As .wed goes EBERO, did the first new gTLD just fail?

    A wedding-themed gTLD with a Bizarro World business model may become the first commercial gTLD to outright fail. .wed, run by a small US outfit named Atgron, has become the first non-brand gTLD to be placed under ICANN’s emergency control,…

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