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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...
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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...
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May 7, 2021, 3:28 pm
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...
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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,...
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May 5, 2021, 9:12 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...
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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...
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May 5, 2021, 5:18 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Cryptocurrency and NFTs are supercharging end user domain name sales
Many recent domain sales are tied to cryptocurrency and NFT businesses. The surge in cryptocurrencies and interest in NFTs is driving lots of domain name sales. Just this week, at least four of the end user sales I uncovered at Sedo are related to th...
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May 4, 2021, 8:36 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Shopping center operator tries reverse domain name hijacking
Company goes after a generic domain registered two decades ago, and the Complainant’s lawyers have a connection to a UDRP forum. A three-member World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found (pdf) that Majid Al Futtaim Properties Llc ...
Discussion
May 4, 2021, 4:22 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
NameSilo reports 2020 results
Revenue grew by over 14% in 2020. NameSilo Technologies Corp. (CSE:URL), the parent company of domain name registrar NameSilo, reported its earnings for 2020 this week. The company grossed $31.1 million for the year, up from $27.2 million in 2019. Th...
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May 4, 2021, 1:34 pm
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