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Chinese Company Announces $1.79 Million XA.com Acquisition


A Chinese Agri-tech company called XAG announced that it acquired the XA.com domain name and has rebranded its website. From what I can tell, the company had previously used the ccTLD domain name, XAG.cn. The news was announced this morning in a tweet:

Clarivate Job Opening: ccTLD Specialist


Clarivate Analytics, the company that operates MarkMonitor, posted a job opportunity for a ccTLD Specialist. The job appears to be based out of the company’s Meridian, Idaho office. This job might be of interest to a reader looking to find a corporate job in the domain name space.

Here’s what the job entails, according to the job listing on LinkedIn:

KPMG Moves from KPMG.com to Home.KPMG


If you watched the Masters golf tournament over the past several days, you may have noticed Phil Mickelson sporting a KPMG hat. Viewers who decided to check out KPMG.com would notice something that a few domain investors emailed me about during the prior few days. KPMG, one of the largest management consulting and accounting firms, shifted its primary url from KPMG.com to Home.KPMG.

Micro.Center UDRP Spans the Dot


A UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the Micro.Center domain name. The complainant in the UDRP is Micro Electronics, Inc., the company that operates on the MicroCenter.com domain name. The UDRP decision was published this morning, and the complainant won. The domain name will be transferred to the complainant unless the respondent opts to litigate.

Constantine Roussos Announces .Music Win


Yesterday morning, Kevin Murphy from Domain Incite predicted that Constantine Roussos’ company (DotMusic) would prevail in the application to operate the .Music domain registry. “it seems to me the balance of evidence right now is strongly pointing to a win for DotMusic over sole remaining rival bidder MMX,” Kevin wrote yesterday. It looks like Kevin’s prediction was on point.

Earlier this evening, Constantine Roussos reported that his company prevailed and will become the operates of .Music:

GoDaddy Testing Outbound Marketing of Domain Names


Several weeks ago, I saw that Jebidiah Burnett had left Donuts to pursue other domain industry opportunities. Jebidiah has also worked with the new gTLD domain names at Rightside and eNom. Yesterday afternoon, I learned that Jebidiah was hired by GoDaddy to do outbound marketing on the company’s NameFind domain portfolio as well as some of the premium new gTLD domain names owned by its registry partners.

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