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Donuts Offers To Buy All Of Rightside new gTLD’s For $70 Million Cash

June 24th, 2016 Comments off

Donuts Inc., publicly announced its interest in acquiring Rightside Group, Ltd.’s (NAME) entire registry of generic top-level domains (gTLDs, also known as domain extensions) and related assets for $70 million in an all-cash deal. According to a press release out today, Donuts said “this move is in keeping with Donuts’ stated strategy of expanding its […]

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Rightside Hits 52 Week High on 10X It’s Average Volume

June 15th, 2016 Comments off

Share of Rightside (NAME) hit a 52 week high today on big volume. Shares closed at $9.31 + $.23 as shares hit a 52 week intra-day high of $9.51 on 265,271. The 90 moving average daily volume is only 23,497 The market cap of Rightside at today’s close is 178.75 Million. The 52 week low […]

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New gTLD .Store Winds Up With 1st day Total Of 22,682

June 15th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .Store went into general availability (GA) yesterday by Radix, where it could be registered on a 1st come, 1st served basis. After the 1st day of GA including the 600+ registrations by trademark holders in Sunrise and those domain name registered for an extra fee in the Early Access Program, .Store wound […]

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.Store Over 20K Domain Names Registered

June 14th, 2016 Comments off

The new gTLD .Store which launched into General Availability today has over 20,000 registrations as of publication. .Store which had over 500 Sunrise registrations by trademark holders, putting it in  the top 10 in terms of new sunrise applications, got 10,000 domain name registrations in the 1st 10 minutes of GA. According to Facebook and […]

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1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Group 3,445; .Salon 364

June 9th, 2016 Comments off

Donuts released two new gTLD’s into General Availability yesterday (GA) when domains could be registered on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Including all domain registrations during the Sunrise Period for trademark holders and those who paid additional fees to register domain names before GA, in the Early Access Period (EAP), .Group ended the 1st […]

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Yahoo Buys The Domain TheVertical.com From Mike Mann

June 2nd, 2016 Comments off

Yahoo has bought the domain name TheVertical.com from Mike Mann’s DomainMarket.com The domain name had a buy it now (BIN) price of $15,000. The domain name was sold with Sedo handling the escrow services. The brand protection company Mark Monitor is now the registrar for the domain name. It’s interesting that Yahoo purchased the domain […]

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Frank Schilling Owns 40K+ .XYZ Domains & They Were Registered A While Ago

June 2nd, 2016 Comments off

There were a several comments on our blog posts on .XYZ over the last few days raising the issue of whether Frank Schilling owns .XYZ domain names in his portfolio, with several commentators citing the fact the he does not even own the domain FrankSchilling.xyz (that domain name was registered yesterday to a company in […]

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Over 400,000 .XYZ Domain Names Already Registered Today

June 1st, 2016 Comments off

I just chatted with the .XYZ registry who told me that over 400,000 .XYZ domain names have been registered today on June 1st as of 1pm EST. Yesterday Uniregistry announced $.01 .XYZ domain registrations, but today many other domain registrars joined in and are offering $.02 .XYZ domain registrations. Of course the day is not […]

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CentralNic Profit Triples in 2015; Revenue Up 70%

May 25th, 2016 Comments off

CentralNic PLC (AIM: CNIC) reported its financial results for 2015 recording pretax profit of GBP 1.5 million for 2015, nearly tripled from the GBP 520,000 it posted in 2014. Revenue rose 70% to GBP 10.4 million from GBP 6.1 million. CentralNic is the backend provider for many new gTLD extensions including .xyz which has the […]

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Schilling’s North Sound Names Is No Longer The Top Registrant of New gTLD’s

May 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names has been the largest registrant of new gTLD domain names for about as long as ntldstats has been tracking registrants. However North Sound Names has been knocked off from the top spot by West263 company out of China According to ntldstats, North Sound Names owns has just over 230,000 new […]

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