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Shares of Web.com Up Over 13% After Hours On Takeover Rumors

May 25th, 2017 Comments off

Shares of Web.com (WWWW) rose over 13% after hours as Reuters.com reported the company “is in talks with private equity firms after receiving takeover approaches.” The story went on to say “The buyout interest in Web.com comes as its sector has become increasingly crowded, with companies such as Wix.com Ltd, Weebly Inc and Squarespace seeking […]

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Dynadot reducing their renewal grace period by 10 days

March 14th, 2017 Comments off

Dynadot sent out an email regarding their grace period policy. They are shaving 10 days off their previous 40 day grace period to a 30 day grace period. You will have to pay $10 additional if you renew in the final 10 days of that TLD’s renewal grace period. This notice is to inform you […]

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Tucows Down Over 10% in After Hours Trading After Earnings Release to $43.25

February 8th, 2017 Comments off

After releasing it earnings yesterday Tucows (TCX) share sank over 10% in after hours trading to $43.25. Shares of Tucows closed at $48.40 share down $.20 after hitting an intraday high of $50.52 in trading yesterday. As you can see from the one day chart above shares of Tucows were down to just above $40 […]

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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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AlpNames Selling Famous Four’s New gTLD Domain Names for $.49 For Rest of 2016

October 12th, 2016 Comments off

According to an email we just received, the domain name registrar, AlpNames is going with a $.49 registration for domain names for Famous Four Media new gTLD extensions (non-premiums) “From now until the end of the year, ALL AlpNames customers can benefit from some of our lowest ever pricing across 16 AWESOME domain extensions. ” […]

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Epik Starts To Accept Bitcoin For Payment & Disbursement

October 12th, 2016 Comments off

Epik.com,  a full-service, all-inclusive domain name and operator of a commission-free marketplace announced effective immediately, customers may pay for domain registrations, marketplace purchases, escrow, SSL certificates, web development, hosting and other services using Bitcoin, in addition to credit card, Paypal, Masterbucks and bank transfer. Customers may also disburse proceeds to Bitcoin at the prevailing exchange […]

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Tech Crunch Publishes a Great Story On The Domain Industry

October 6th, 2016 Comments off

TechCrunch.com published a great story about the money floating around in the domain industry entitled “”The silent evolution of domain names””. People in the domain space are mentioned include Rob Grant as the father of Lana Del Rey, Kevin Ham, and Thunayan K. AL-Ghanim. The story covers Godaddy’s purchase of our portfolio saying they spend […]

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The EFF Finally Weights In On The ICANN Transition & So Do We

October 3rd, 2016 Comments off

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.com) has finally weighted in on the  ICANN transition in a story entitled “Oversight Transition Isn’t Giving Away the Internet, But Won’t Fix ICANN’s Problems” It’s probably one of the better articles I have read on the story. “Despite several weeks of heated discussion within the United States, we […]

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CentralNic Revenue up 100% & Gross Profit Up 19% in 1st Six Months of 2016

September 7th, 2016 Comments off

Centralnic Group Plc (LON:CNIC), today announced its half year results for the six months ended June 30th 2016. For the six months to June 30, the company reported £45.08mln of billings – the gross amount charged for domains before revenue sharing – which represents an 468% increase compared to the same period of 2015. CentralNic’s […]

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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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