Category: Business

Jun 20 2008

UKDNR Scammers target .uk domain registrants

A ressurgence of an age-old domain name sales scam has started again, with scammers UKDNR (calling themselves “Domain Name Registrar”) are telephoning .uk and .com registrants, with a high-pressure sales tactic based on the false claim that someone is attempting to register domain names similar to yours, then offering to register them ahead of this …

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Jan 22 2008

The ISPs and the Musical Chairs – Mergers and Acquisitions Roundup

Its been a busy time in the ISP/Registrar/Host M&A world, with providers vanishing almost on a daily basis.Some of the more notable M&As included: 2007 December Spanish Registrar Arsys sold to The Carlyle Group and Mercapital private equity~£120,000,000 outright purchase. 550,000 registered domains, 170,000 customers, 250 employees WebHost Automation Ltd (WHA) authors of HELM Windows …

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Aug 13 2007

Domain Name Scammers Strike Again – Now Called Loovar.Co.Uk

We’ve had a number of calls this week from clients regarding domain names and competitors “reserving” existing client domains in alternate extensions. The bunch behind the latest round of the age-old scam are Main Stream Tech who trade from : www.streamlineltd.co.uk www.mainstreamtech.co.uk www.loovar.co.uk and many others. They’ll claim their address is 23 Castalia Square Docklands London E14 3NR …

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Jul 29 2007

Chinese Blog Goes For NASDAQ Listing

Chinese Blogger Fang Xingdong is looking at listing his blogging business on the NASDAQ. Fang Xingdong CEO of Bokee.com, started the company with funds generated as as an online commentator (blogger). We are building a blog-based portal and we will be the first blogger ever to list on the NASDAQ The company will receive US$10 million in financing next month from 3 American …

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