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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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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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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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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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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On Thursday, December 15th The .US Registry opened two issues up for requests for public comment. All comment should be emailed to email@example.com 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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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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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, 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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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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