Newfold Digital Signs Agreement to Acquire MarkMonitor from Clarivate for $302.5 million

Newfold Digital, the company that owns registrars like Network Solutions and, issued a press release that they’re buying MarkMonitor from Clarivate for $302.5 million.

This was already reported multiple times on the RSS aggregator by other sites.

Yet, by being the last to report it, this admittedly parasitic blog post, which adds no value whatsoever, will now appear HIGHER on than the site that first broke the news (Elliot Silver of, and thus generate clicks! So, go visit Elliot’s site, who deserves the traffic and eyeballs, and ponder why others are getting away repeatedly with their parasitic practices.

I’ve mentioned these parasitic practices repeatedly, e.g. in my blog posts here and here. I’ve tweeted about it repeatedly too, e.g.

Perhaps needs to add a way to downvote or even hide “duplicative” articles that are parasitic. E.g. on Hacker News, not every story gets on the homepage, and they’re not simply listed in reverse chronological order.

In conclusion, go read Elliot’s excellent article that broke the news before anyone else did. He has my full respect, as I know he’s always very careful to cite prior work from myself, Jamie Zoch and others producing original content. And he doesn’t try to “gain eyeballs” through parasitic practices.