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The Domains
The Domains
Is there a plot to kill .com?
“You come at the king you best not miss” David Pierce over at Protocol wrote an interesting article with a provocative title. The plot to kill .com. In the interview Pierce discussed how the buyers of Angel.com went on their journey to re...
Discussion
May 8, 2021, 9:51 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Tucows reports earnings and domain business growth
Revenue nudges upward as focus on profit pays off. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) reported first-quarter results (pdf) after the market closed yesterday. The company’s headline financials are a bit convoluted because it sold its mobile business to DISH l...
Discussion
May 7, 2021, 4:07 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Spase, Inc. loses cybersquatting dispute for a THIRD time
Company tries a third UDRP venue to no avail. If at first you are found to try reverse domain name hijacking, try, try again. The entrepreneur who operates a 3D modeling company at spase.io has failed for a third time to upgrade his domain to spase.c...
Discussion
May 7, 2021, 3:28 pm
The Domains
The Domains
GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani on Fox Business
GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani appeared on Fox Business. Aman starts out talking about small businesses and the effects of the pandemic. Around the 2:37 mark Liz Claman asks Aman about the auction market. Aman mentioned record growth on the auction side. I...
Discussion
May 7, 2021, 1:10 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
New TLD data shows a precipitous decline, but there’s more to the story
A handful of top level domains account for major DUM losses. If you take a quick look at the nTLDStats‘ data, it might look like new top level domains are falling off a cliff. From October 2020 to May 2021, registered domains under management (...
Discussion
May 6, 2021, 3:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy aftermarket now accounts for 10% of revenue
Domain name aftermarket is accounting for more of GoDaddy’s revenue. GoDaddy’s (NYSE:GDDY) domain name marketplace business now accounts for about 10% of the company’s revenue, up from the mid-single digits in 2018. The company disc...
Discussion
May 6, 2021, 1:08 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Frank Schilling new TLD auction grosses more than $40 millon
All 23 top level domains sold in auction last week. Frank Schilling’s UNR business sold 23 top level domains in auctions last week, grossing more than $40 million. The company says that 17 bidders deposited money to participate in the auctions,...
Discussion
May 5, 2021, 9:12 pm
The Domains
The Domains
GoDaddy Q1 revenue up 13.8% – $775m share repurchase authorized
GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) reported first quarter earnings today. After hours 82.75 +0.51 (0.62%) GoDaddy raised its full year revenue expectations by $45 million to $3.745 billion, representing approximately 13% year over year growth. Revenue gr...
Discussion
May 5, 2021, 8:46 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy tops $1 billion in quarterly bookings, domain revenue surges
GoDaddy turns in big numbers for Q1 and announces to executive hires. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) reported earnings after the market closed today. The company reported its first quarter ever that topped $1 billion in bookings, generating $1.0887 billion. Re...
Discussion
May 5, 2021, 8:21 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Dynadot adds payment plans, including on expired domains
Registrar introduces payment plans at low starting point, including on expired domains. Domain name registrar Dynadot has added payment plans to domains sold through its auction platform and marketplace. This includes expired domain and backorder pur...
Discussion
May 5, 2021, 5:18 pm
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