Saturday , January 23 2021

Clubhouse Panel at NamesCon Online

One of the nice things about hosting an entirely virtual conference is that organizers have more flexibility when it comes to panels and keynotes. Some breaking news here or there, and NamesCon Organizers can quickly put together a discussion panel without much maneuvering of the agenda. This morning, Andrew Rosener …

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Ethos Capital To Acquire Controlling Interest of Donuts

After failing to acquire Public Interest Registry (PIR) the entity that runs the .org extension, Ethos Capital is back in the headlines. They have added to their investment in Donuts, Inc. and now have the controlling stake. On their website Erik Brooks and Fadi Chehadé the Co-CEO’s announced the following: …

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Domain King’s winning bid at #DropCatch! :DomainGang

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz. That’d be the Domain King, Rick Schwartz, whose bidding at DropCatch this week reaped the domain Watchers.net. Originally registered in 1997, the dictionary word .net domain dropped and Rick picked it up for a mere $310 dollars. Watchers is a great keyword but in our …

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Ethos Capital acquires Donuts Inc.

Erik Brooks and Fadi Chehadé, Co-CEOs of Ethos Capital, made the announcement today that Ethos Capital is going to acquire controlling interest of Donuts Inc. Last month Donuts completed the acquisition of Afilias. Here is the announcement today: As Co-CEOs of Ethos Capital, LLC (“Ethos Capital”), we are happy to …

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Breaking: Ethos Capital acquires Donuts

Former ICANN CEO’s private equity firm buys out Abry Partners’ stake in Donuts, giving it a controlling interest. Top level domain company Donuts announced today that Ethos Capital has acquired Abry Partners’ stake in the company, giving Ethos a controlling interest in the firm. I reported on this potential tie-up …

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Breaking: failed .org buyer Ethos Capital buys Donuts

Donuts is to be acquired by Ethos Capital, the private equity company that tried and failed to buy .org manager Public Interest Registry a year ago. Donuts tells me that Ethos is to purchase the controlling interest in the company from Abry Partners, which acquired Donuts two years ago. The …

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AUCTION RECAP OF JANUARY 21, 2021

A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on January 21, 2021. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a …

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