Archive for the ‘Domain Registrars’ Category

Can Verisign Maintain Its Leadership Moving Forward ?

December 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Trefis is a financial analysis site, they describe themselves as an interactive financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US.  They wrote about Verisign yesterday and whether or not they can maintain their growth. They note that .com has built such a niche that […]

Godaddy Is Looking For a $4.5 Billion Dollar Valuation In Its IPO Rolling Out Next Year

November 20th, 2014 Comments off
According to the New York Post, is pushing ahead with an initial public offering early next year that would value the world’s biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5 billion GoDaddy is stressing its desire to diversify from a domain registrar to a business that builds out  Web sites for customers and helping them […]

New Site domcomp Compares Price Of 10+ Registrars Across Over 600 Extensions

November 8th, 2014 Comments off
A new site has popped up which compares the registration, renewal and transfer prices  of 10 + different registrars across over .com, .net, .org selected ccTLD and what seems to be hundreds of new gTLD extensions. Domcomp which seems to have launched in September ,bills itself as the “No-nonsense Domain Price Comparison” “We aggregate prices […]

German Court Says Domain Registrar Can Be Held Liable For the Infringement of their Customers

November 7th, 2014 Comments off
Court rules registrars are responsible for fighting piracy In a case that involved the music of Robin Thicke and his album Blurred Lines, a German court has ruled that a domain registrar can be held liable when it comes to copyright infringement. The domain registrar in this case is Key-Systems who appealed the initial ruling […]

Rightside (NAME) Is Up 20% In After Hours Trading

November 6th, 2014 Comments off
After its first earnings report as a public company, Rightside (NAME) is up about 20% in after hours trading. Rightside is currently trading at $11.26 up $1.85 from its closing price of $9.41 Rightside has a 52 week low is $8.96 and its 52 week high of $17 but just started trading on August 1st […]

Will Hurt Godaddy’s IPO?

November 6th, 2014 Comments off in reporting its earnings earlier today had a few comments on its earnings call that should be of concern to all domain name regisrtrars: CEO David L. Brown noted “the increased availability of [domain] names has had a near-term negative impact on domain-related revenue,” primarily related to “non-core domain-related revenue such as sales of […]

Report: 8 .NYC Sites Are Already In Alexa Top 1 Million

October 31st, 2014 Comments off
The launch of domain names ending with .NYC about a month ago have just 47,000 .NYC domains have been claimed and will become internet websites from and for New York City. Sites are following suit. Eight sites are already in Alexa´s top One million count. Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on […]

New Domain Name Registrar Offers At Cost Registrations:

October 7th, 2014 Comments off
According to a press release out today boosts that “  Becomes the First Domain Registrar in the World to Offer At-Cost Pricing The “ICANN Accredited registrar starts a new club to provide domains at wholesale price to its members, starting from October 2014, Domain Cost Club will accept new members.” “Domain Cost Club provides its […]

As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice […]

Google Entering the Domain Business May Have Less of an Impact on

October 1st, 2014 Comments off
David Hernandez wrote a piece on Seeking Alpha that Google entering the domain business may not be as bad as thought for competitor owns and Network Solutions. The stock is down 37.7 % year to date. Here is the summary of the article: Summary’s stock has declined 36.4% year to date. […]