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Breaking: Buyers of DomainName.com Registrar Revealed

September 1st, 2010 Comments off
Richard Kirkendall and Richard Lau as photographed by Kamila Sekiewicz

Richard Kirkendall and Richard Lau photographed by Kamila Sekiewicz at DOMAINfest 2010

As DNN has learned the buyers of the DomainName.com registrar and customer base sold by DomainConsultant, are non other than Richard Lau of DomainManager.com and Richard Kirkendall of NameCheap.com. The two, also known as “The Richards” partnered up on the purchase and are planning to transform the company into a new brand.

Richard Kirkendall told DNN about the purchase: “We’re excited about the acquisition of DomainName.com and plan to launch a premium registrar geared towards domainers and business. It will operate as separate brand from Namecheap. With all the features: dns, whois privacy, webhosting, SSL at extremely competitive pricing.”

According to information provided by the company NameCheap now has 1,5 million names under management for their clients. DomainManager provides free DNS for over 53,000 domains according to Zone File records.

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DomainName.com Registrar Sold by DomainConsultant

August 31st, 2010 Comments off

According to a post on DomainConsultant’s site, the registrar DomainName.com and related assets have been sold today. The buyer and final selling price have not been disclosed. At the same time the company announced an upcoming auction with an 8% commission and is now accepting domain submissions via email to mike (at) domainconsultant.com.

Disclaimer: Adam Strong, Managing Editor of DNN, also is a consultant with DomainConsultant.com.

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DomainName.com Registrar & Company to be Auctioned Today

August 31st, 2010 Comments off

DomainName.com Logo

[Update] The registrar has been sold.

DomainConsultant.com, mostly known for their Domain Madness auctions so far have a special item that is being auctioned today – an entire domain registrar business. The business is an ICANN accredited company that has about 8,000 domains under management and uses “DomainName.com” as their brand. You can find a breakdown of their existing registrations, for which they currently charge $29.95(!) per year, below. The customer base also includes 200 hosting accounts with an annual revenue of $200 each.

While the Buy It Now price of $3,000,000 USD expired yesterday, bidders are welcome to bring forward their bids by visiting DomainConsultant or send an email to Mike Fiol at mike (at) domainconsultant.com.

The auction started at 9am EDT today and will end at 3pm EDT.

Disclaimer: Adam Strong, Managing Editor of DNN, also is a consultant with DomainConsultant.com.

TLDAmount of Registrations
Total8,019
.com5,971
.net990
.org537
.biz171
.info163
.us170
.ws17

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