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Rightside Sells Enom to Tucows For $76.7 Million Cash

January 20th, 2017 Comments off

Rightside Group, Ltd. (NAME), today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of eNom to Tucows Inc. (TCX) for $83.5 million, less a net working capital adjustment of $6.8 million, resulting in net cash at closing of $76.7 million. eNom has approximately 14.5 million domains under management and generated approximately $116.5 […]

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Namescon/RightoftheDot Auction is One Week From Today: Here Are Some Of The Most Interesting Domains

January 16th, 2017 Comments off

The live RightoftheDot domain name auction at Namescon will take place one week from today on January 23rd starting at 3pm PST. I would urge everyone in the domain industry or looking to get in to attend.  I will be at the conference as well. As for the auction, Remote bidding will be available on […]

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.Com Registrations Back Over 127 Million

January 15th, 2017 Comments off

According to Verisign the number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base are back over 127 million after dropping below that number briefly in December. It seems that the huge domain registration volume that occurred in the 4Q of 2015 have now recycled through.  Those domain names that were dropped after the first […]

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No Good Domain Blogs? I Predicted It Back in 2011

January 9th, 2017 Comments off

Today Domainingtips.com posted a blog about the “The State of Domaining Blogs in 2017 ” and concluded with a “there is no  good answer” However we predicted this would happen in 2011: “Blogging is a tough deal. Since I started blogging, Frank Schilling stopped, Sahar stopped and most recently Rick Schwartz announced he was basically […]

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How do you feel about domain investing for 2017 ?

January 6th, 2017 Comments off

As we start the new year I thought it would be interesting to see where reader sentiment is towards domaining. Are you more bullish about being a domain investor in 2017 or are you less bullish ? This is more a personal assessment, the future might be bright for a certain niche like two letter […]

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.US Wants to Sell 1 & 2 Character Domains & Allow Privacy on All .US Registrations

December 19th, 2016 Comments off

On Thursday, December 15th The .US Registry opened two issues up for  requests for public comment. All comment should be emailed to stakeholdercouncil@neustar.us The first issue relates to the potential release of 1 and 2 character .US domains. The second relates to the potential allowance of .US registrants to utilize privacy protection services. The comment […]

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.Com Domain Registrations Back Under 128 Million

December 16th, 2016 Comments off

Verisign is reporting that the number of .Com domain names in the Domain Name Base have fallen below 128 Million. Back in September of this year we reported the number of .com domain name had broken through the 128 million mark for the first time. For the record, Verisign defines the Domain Name Base “is […]

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What do you want in 2017 ?

December 16th, 2016 Comments off

As 2016 closes it out and we look ahead to 2017 this post is for readers to tell us and the industry, what do you want to see in 2017 ? What do you want to see as far as innovation from industry related companies. What do you want to read more about from industry […]

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Neustar Owner/Operator of .Co; .US & .Biz Acquired For $33.50 A Share

December 14th, 2016 Comments off

Neustar, Inc. (NSR),  today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital in a transaction valued at approximately $2.9 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by Neustar’s Board of Directors, Neustar’s shareholders will receive $33.50 per […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly – GoDaddy

November 27th, 2016 Comments off

We are starting a new column here at The Domains, “The good, the bad and the ugly” An opportunity for readers to discuss what they like and don’t like about a particular company in the domain space. Each post will deal with just one company, readers are encouraged to share their positive and negative experiences. […]

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