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UNR (Formerly Uniregistry) Joins NamePros

Labeled as registries in Domaining Reviews, started by UNR Domains, Oct 14, 2020

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  1. UNR Domains

    UNR Domains Established Member UNR Staff

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    UNR (Formerly Uniregistry) Joins NamePros

    Uni Naming & Registry (UNR) is thrilled to be joining the Namepros community! With all of the big changes at our registry this year, we wanted to open a direct line of communication between our team and the community.

    Below is our first update for everyone, with more news to come:
    • UNR becomes a pure-player registry operator and backend services provider following the sale of its registrar, Uniregistry.com, to GoDaddy in April 2020. Read the press release.
    • Shayan Rostam joins as Chief Growth Officer to increase sales & adoption of UNR’s domain endings. He is best known for launching and popularizing .XYZ as their Global Director of Registry Operations, as well as masterminding .INC’s Member Benefits program as their Chief Registry Officer.
    • Raedene McGary joins as COO to expand UNR’s backend business. With 20 years of industry experience, Raedene was previously the Group Policy Director of CentralNic, CEO of .LA, and consulted for a number of registries and government ministries.
    While you’re here, we thought we’d share some of our favorite examples of UNR domains in the wild:

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    Lastly, we offer VIP pricing to NamePros members interested in registering in bulk, including any of the 8,000+ dictionary word .link & .click domains that are now available for standard registration/renewal fees. View the list here: https://www.namepros.com/threads/8-...k-domains-available-now-non-premiums.1212292/

    We encourage everyone in the community to contact us with questions, feedback, or to do introductions. DM us or email partners [at] unr.com.
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Will Uni now respond to inquiries and issues here? This is a good news.
    Or. maybe this post has nothing to do with the remaining uniregistry dot com and is about just the ngtld registrar?

    If you can you please also clarify the status, position and availability of the following members ( ref.: https://www.namepros.com/members/?type=reps )

    DomainNameSales.com Staff
    Ran Cui
    Domain Broker, Male
    Posts: 1 Likes Received: 4 Trophy Points: 3

    Uniregistry Staff
    Frank.Schilling
    CEO, Founder, Male
    Posts: 7 Likes Received: 94 Trophy Points: 13
    Uniregistry
    We make domain names easy
    Posts: 5 Likes Received: 26 Trophy Points: 13
    Matthew Holden
    VIP Member, Male
    Posts: 99 Likes Received: 42 Trophy Points: 78

    As well as other members who tried to represent Uni/DNS here in different points of time. I think we had the Director of sales or of something posting here @ namepros for example... and the head of support dept, maybe other uni employees posted as well representing Uni
     
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  3. UNR Domains

    UNR Domains Established Member UNR Staff

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    Thanks for the note, @tonyk2000. Yes, our goal is to address the community's questions and comments here. If it's a more personal issue, members are always welcome to DM or email us at partners [at] unr.com instead.

    Uniregistry Marketplace (ie DomainNameSales) and Uniregistry.com (the registrar) were both acquired by GoDaddy earlier this year, so the availability of the members of those teams would be questions for Uniregistry.com or GoDaddy. Our registry is undergoing a rebrand to UNR as a way to differentiate ourselves from the registrar and marketplace. Frank is still the CEO of UNR, and he may choose to post from time to time under his own NamePros account.

    Let us know if you have any other questions!
     
  4. UNR Domains

    UNR Domains Established Member UNR Staff

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    Hi all,

    Wanted to share a few pieces of UNR news with everyone. Feel free to DM us if you'd like more info on any of these updates:

     
  5. MapleDots

    MapleDots Top Contributor VIP

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    So what... you want domainers to help grow this now so it can be sold to godaddy again?

    Then godaddy can double the price of it like they just did with the domain discount club.
    https://www.namepros.com/threads/godaddy-increases-ddc-price-2x-240-a-year.1216766/

    I apologize in advance if I sound bitter, but I think it is a valid question with godaddy taking over the industry and then sticking it to the domainers.
     
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  6. Samer

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    Wow what an amazing introduction;

    My respect for your company (Now Godaddy subsidiary) actually grew

    I only ask; out of selfishness; why cant buyout Uni.com :xf.grin:
     
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  7. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    How is this their compartment?

    Leave Uni alone; They didnt choose to be acquired for $196.9 million by Godaddy.
    ($196.9 million, of which $149.1 million paid in cash and rest $47.8 million paid upon approval)
     
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  8. Brands.International

    Brands.International Marek VIP

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    Welcome to Namepros @UNR Domains, glad to see you here! :)
     
  9. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    howdy... I meant to ask .what was that either real poorly worded or just a bad idea if true email u sent to yer clients few months back that basically said about new policy to renew all names before expiry or they may be gone...

    if true then isn't it against icann rules to not leave a chunk of time to people after expiry

    plz clarify
    ty
     
  10. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Good to see Frank is still in the game;

    He is still admired by many
     
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  11. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Can we have a pledge no more xxxx% price increases?
    The reason many hold grudge to this day with ngtlds;

    Samer
     
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  12. Haroon Basha

    Haroon Basha IZUQ.COM VIP Gold Account

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  13. Bravo Mod Team

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    Visit UNR.com :)
     
  14. UNR Domains

    UNR Domains Established Member UNR Staff

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    We have no control over what GoDaddy does, obviously. But it's worth pointing out that UNR is one of the few registry operators that remains fully independent - and that's something we take a lot of pride in.
     
  15. UNR Domains

    UNR Domains Established Member UNR Staff

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    Thanks! Just to clarify, UNR is not a subsidiary of GoDaddy. Our registry remains fully independent.

    GoDaddy acquired the following business units earlier this year:
    - Uniregistry.com (registrar)
    - Uni Marketplace (aftermarket sales)
    - Brandsight (now GoDaddy Corporate Domains).
     
  16. UNR Domains

    UNR Domains Established Member UNR Staff

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    We have no plans to raise prices. In fact, we are working closely with registrars on longterm commitments that will give customers pricing far below our wholesale costs.

    If you'd like to chat about this topic more, please send us your phone number to partners [at] unr.com and our Chief Growth Officer, Shayan Rostam, will call you to share more details about our plans.
     
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  17. UNR Domains

    UNR Domains Established Member UNR Staff

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    Hey Haroon - We don't want to steal our partners' thunder by publicly announcing their sales before they do. But please DM us or email partners [at] unr.com and we'll share what we can about our upcoming offers.

    We'll also post links to all of the sales here once they're live next week.
     
  18. UNR Domains

    UNR Domains Established Member UNR Staff

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    Hey Ty - I'm not sure which email you're referring to, but my guess is that it was from Uniregistry.com (the registrar), not UNR.

    Think of UNR, the registry operator, as the wholesaler of the domains. Like any other wholesaler, we do not have the contact info (other than what is publicly available in the WHOIS), account credentials, payment details, etc of the registrants. That means it's not really possible for us to contact registrants directly.

    The registrar (eg Namecheap) is the retailer that interfaces with the customer. This is who you would normally receive emails from.

    Hope this helps!
     
  19. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    @UNR Domains Impressive! Thx for addressin

    U worried about consolidation in the industry?
    Registries too; Donuts bought Afilias;

    GD didnt get Unr Registries; (just unr registrar) it bought Neustar; not long after. Curious, M&A again will be part strategy in future; either side.

    Samer
     
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  20. UNR Domains

    UNR Domains Established Member UNR Staff

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    Thanks for the question, Samer.

    No we're not concerned. Consolidation has long been anticipated. We've already been active in buying and selling a number of gTLDs (as well as selling several business units), and we continue to look for opportunities that will support our growth as an independent operator.
     
  21. UNR Domains

    UNR Domains Established Member UNR Staff

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    As promised, here's a partial list of retailers that will be running Black Friday / Cyber Monday specials this week.

    Pricing and start times vary by retailer, but most are generally offering .link and .click for $0.99 USD for the first time this year, as well as our lowest prices of 2020 for the rest of our TLDs.

    Blacknight
    CrazyDomains
    Directnic
    DomainCostClub
    DreamHost
    Dynadot
    Easyspace
    Epik
    EuroDNS
    Hostinger
    Hover
    InterNetX
    Isimtescil
    MatBao
    Name.com
    Namecheap
    NameSilo
    Netim
    Openprovider
    OVH
    Papaki
    Porkbun
    R01
    Rebel
    Rebrandly
    RU-Center
    Uniregistry

    If for some reason the pricing at your preferred registrar doesn't look right, please DM us immediately and we'll get it fixed!
     

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