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GoDaddy completes acquisition of Host Europe Group

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), today announced the completion of its acquisition of Host Europe Group (HEG). GoDaddy Inc.  paid €1.69 billion (US$1.79 billion) to acquire Host Europe Group (HEG), including €605 million paid to the selling shareholders and €1.08 billion in assumed net debt. HEG is the largest privately-owned web services provider in Europe and …

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Rigthside publishes list of 53 domain sales from $10k up to $183k for video.games

Rigthside published a list of their New gTLD domain name sales. They released a full list of every five- and six-figure direct Platinum domain sale they are allowed to publish. Just a few of these have been publicly revealed until now. This includes the sale of Video.games which was sold in February for $183,000—their biggest …

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.NYC to auction 26 tech domains in May (Cloud .nyc, Web .nyc, Startup .nyc)

Auctions.nyc and the City of New York will have their 3rd auction of premium .NYC domains. This time 26 tech related domain names like Cloud.nyc, Web.nyc and Startup.nyc will be auctioned. It is not yet known if the auction will be held at Namejet, Snapnames or some other auction house. The .NYC Techs Auction will …

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Too little, too late: Uniregistry will offer price protection on 9 domain extensions

Uniregistry issued a press release today that was pretty difficult to understand until you reached the end of it. And even then it is pretty cryptic. In essence they mumbled that grandfathering existing registrations was “technically difficult and confusing for customers”. Registrars complained about different premium models being hard to implement back in 2014 but …

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.VIP gets 200,000 new domain registrations worth $1.3 million

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), reported today orders for over 200,000 new registrations in its .vip top-level domain valued at US$1.3 million. The orders comprise both standard names and premium names, including 61 premium names sold via the recently completed eName auction. The company said that the order contracts also ensure high renewal …

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Inside the offices of GoDaddy (videos)

GoDaddy made 3 videos that give everyone a sneak peak inside the offices of GoDaddy and listen to the people that work in the biggest domain name registrar in the world. The videos were shot in 3 different office locations in the US: Sunnyvale, California Tempe, Arizona Cambridge, Massachusetts You can watch the 3 videos …

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“Preferably call me in the afternoon and speak Spanish.”

I got one of those usual messages on one of my domains from someone that has clearly the wrong website and complains. But this time the response got me laughing… So the inquiry I got was on a one word .org domain name I own and it was this: “not that continue taking my money …

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Escrow.com offers chat support through the KYC verification process

Escrow.com now offers chat support while customers are commencing the KYC verification process. Escrow said that its aim is to offer as much support as possible. A few months back, Escrow.com started asking for all buyers and sellers to be verified. At the beggining the process was far from smooth and many long time users …

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GoDaddy acquires Sucuri

GoDaddy Inc (NYSE: GDDY), announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a leading provider of website security products and services. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Sucuri is a security platform offering business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats. Nearly 75 …

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Mike Mann’s crowdpricing domain appraisal system will have 4 appraisers

Mike Mann shared some details on how the upcoming DomainMarket.com appraisal system will work. He calls it a “crowdpricing domain appraisal system”. About 10 days ago he announced that the appraisal system would be using 3 appraisers, costing $88 per name, but now he is up to 4 appraisers with no known price. Here is …

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