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Social Marketing: The 3 Big Problems Working With Influencers

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Guest author Will Stevens is an off-site SEO specialist at 123-reg.co.uk, the UK's largest accredited domain name registrar. Advertising used to be easy - some harassed salesman would ring you up, offer space and, if the potential demographic and price matched your needs, you'd say yes. You'd get a shiny...
Social Marketing: The 3 Big Problems Working With Influencers
Takedowns run amok? The strange Secret Service/GoDaddy assault on JotForm

Go Daddy buys maker of mobile app for website creation

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Web hosting provider and domain name registrar Go Daddy has acquired M.dot, the developer of a mobile app for website creation and management by small businesses....
Go Daddy buys maker of mobile app for website creation

VC investments near $1B: Here's the list of Washington startups that scored cash in 2012

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VC investments in WA state over the years. Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report Venture capitalists pumped $931 million into 117 startup companies in Washington state during 2012 — the biggest haul since 2008 and a 69 percent increase over 2011′s totals. The 2012 numbers are well below the bubble years of...
VC investments near $1B: Here's the list of Washington startups that scored cash in 2012

Instra CEO (And Mega Investor) Brian Clarkson: 'We Will Do Everything We Can To Protect Innovation'

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We are now two days away from the launch of Mega, the file storage service that is the next big project from the controversial Kim Dotcom, founder of now-defunct media storage and streaming site Megaupload. As we inch closer to the big event at Dotcom’s lavish New Zealand mansion (Kim...
Instra CEO (And Mega Investor) Brian Clarkson: 'We Will Do Everything We Can To Protect Innovation'

Domain registrar and Web host Namecheap begins accepting payment via Bitcoin

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Last week virtual currency Bitcoin hit an all-time high after passing the $32 mark for its US dollar exchange rate, and now it has gained a significant new backer after domain host Namecheap began accepting it for payments. As we note last week, the company had been preparing to accept the currency for...
Domain registrar and Web host Namecheap begins accepting payment via Bitcoin

Verizon Says More Than 600 Websites Used In Cybersquatting Scam

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In a case that shines light on the world of professional cybersquatters, Verizon is suing a website and a domain name registrar that placed ads on hundreds of sites with Verizon-like names. In a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court, Verizon accuses “serial cybersquatters” Parked.com and registrar DNLtd...
Verizon Says More Than 600 Websites Used In Cybersquatting Scam

Huge Russian BitTorrent Site Has Domain Suspended

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In the Western world, sites such as The Pirate Bay and isoHunt get plenty of publicity, largely due to their size and prominence. Of course, there are other sites elsewhere that attract relatively little attention in English speaking countries and around Europe, despite being very large indeed. One such giant...
Huge Russian BitTorrent Site Has Domain Suspended

Go Daddy buys maker of mobilea app for website creation

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Web hosting provider and domain name registrar Go Daddy has acquired M.dot, the developer of a mobile app for website creation and management by small businesses....
Go Daddy buys maker of mobilea app for website creation

eNom owner Demand Media buys domain registrar Name.com, adding nearly 1.5 million domain names

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Demand Media, the public digital media company that owns domain name and hosting giant eNom (over 13.5 million domain names registered to date) today announced that it has acquired Denver-based domain name registrar Name.com for an undisclosed sum. Demand Media says the acquisition comes in preparation for the release of...
eNom owner Demand Media buys domain registrar Name.com, adding nearly 1.5 million domain names

Donuts and Cheezburger among WSJ's top 50 VC-backed startups

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Flickr photo via Marc Falardeau Investors are always chasing the “next big thing” in technology. And now The Wall Street Journal has created a list of its picks of those venture-backed companies poised for the big leagues. Will some crash and burn? Undoubtedly. But after considering nearly 6,000 companies, here...
Donuts and Cheezburger among WSJ's top 50 VC-backed startups

Tumblr wins Tumblr.co.uk after former owner is unresponsive to the dispute

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According to reports from Domain Name Wire, NYC-based blogging service Tumblr has finally got its grips on Tumblr.co.uk, following a dispute with UK-based domain name registrar, Nominet. The former owner, Paul Guerin, never responded to the dispute, which allowed Nominet to “issue a summary decision.” From Domain Name Wire: With .uk disputes, unlike .com...
Tumblr wins Tumblr.co.uk after former owner is unresponsive to the dispute
Copyright wars heat up: US wins extradition of college kid from England

This Seattle area startup just raised more than $100M in a series A financing

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You don’t see many $100 million series A financing rounds in Seattle — or anywhere for that matter. But that’s how much cash that Donuts Inc. — a domain name registrar startup led by eNom founder Paul Stahura — has reportedly raised from the likes of Austin Ventures, Adams Street Partners,...
This Seattle area startup just raised more than $100M in a series A financing

GoDaddy joins SedoMLS network

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Sedo gets a big win with GoDaddy partnership. The world’s largest domain name registrar has joined the SedoMLS network, giving more exposure to domain owners selling their domains through Sedo. Domains that are listed on Sedo with a fixed price will automatically show up when a GoDaddy customer searches for...
GoDaddy joins SedoMLS network

DreamHost’s Unhappy January Continues: First, A Database Breach, Now An Outage

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DreamHost has been having a rough couple weeks. The low-cost hosting provider and domain name registrar found some unauthorized activity in its databases back on January 20th, which they later admitted were a series of attacks that may have led to the theft of some of their customers’ FTP passwords....
DreamHost’s Unhappy January Continues: First, A Database Breach, Now An Outage

GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous takes credit

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Popular domain name registrar and Web and email hosting provider GoDaddy is experiencing a severe outage, one that appears to have taken out not only its hosted services, but even those websites that have registered their domain names through GoDaddy....
GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous takes credit

Dotcom's Mega: Anti-Piracy Group Moves To Cut Off Site's Finances

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Yesterday was the big day. After a year of turmoil for Kim Dotcom and this associates, Mega was born from the ashes of Megaupload, destroyed by the U.S. government in January 2012 at the behest of the MPAA. The launch press conference in front of 200+ guests and a worldwide...
Dotcom's Mega: Anti-Piracy Group Moves To Cut Off Site's Finances
Venture capital more than doubles in Washington state

Trade Sanctions Cited in Hundreds of Syrian Domain Seizures

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In apparent observation of international trade sanctions against Syria, a U.S. firm that ranks as the world’s fourth-largest domain name registrar has seized hundreds of domains belonging to various Syrian entities, including a prominent Syrian hacker group and sites associated with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian...
Trade Sanctions Cited in Hundreds of Syrian Domain Seizures

Demand Media Bags 1.5M Domains After Acquiring Domain Registrar Name.com

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Last we heard from Demand Media it was beating earnings expectations today, with a revenue performance up 17 percent in the second quarter and even boasting of a small profit. The ‘social content’ company was also on a upward swing on its stock. Perhaps it’s that momentum which is behind...
Demand Media Bags 1.5M Domains After Acquiring Domain Registrar Name.com
Lamar Smith: SOPA protesters were “misinformed.”

Kim Dotcom's Mega Gets A Full Time CEO To Build Out Its 2.5M User-Base

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Kim Dotcom’s latest venture Mega, which opened its doors last month offering encrypted cloud-storage services, has a new CEO — announcing today that Vikram Kumar, former CEO of not-for-profit open internet advocacy organization InternetNZ, will take over from Mega’s interim CEO, Tony Lentino. Lentino, who is owner of Instra Corporation, the domain name registrar based in...
Kim Dotcom's Mega Gets A Full Time CEO To Build Out Its 2.5M User-Base

Police Declare War on BitTorrent Sites, Operators and Users

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Last month RU-Center, Russia’s largest domain name registrar and web-hosting provider, was forced to shut down the domain of Torrents.ru, the country’s biggest torrent site with around 4 million users. The grounds for the seizure was a breach of Article 146 of the Criminal Code – “Illegal use of objects...
Police Declare War on BitTorrent Sites, Operators and Users
GoDaddy's new CEO wants to change the world, one domain name at a time

Torrents.ru Fights Back After Domain Seizure

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On February 18, 2010, RU-Center, Russia’s largest domain name registrar and web-hosting provider, pulled the plug on the Torrents.ru domain name, suspending it with immediate effect and leaving 4 million users and 1 million torrents homeless. A representative from RU-Center confirmed that the domain was blocked on the orders of...
Torrents.ru Fights Back After Domain Seizure

GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous takes credit

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Popular domain name registrar and Web and email hosting provider GoDaddy is experiencing a severe outage, one that appears to have taken out not only its hosted......
GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous takes credit

Biotech startup VLST raises $5M

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VLST Corp., a Seattle biotech developing therapeutics for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, has raised an additional $5 million in venture capital financing, according to a SEC filing today. The company could raise another $10 million in the round, according to the filing. Backers of the company —...
Biotech startup VLST raises $5M
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