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CrazyDomains owner buys Singapore domain and hosting company

Australian registrar gobbles up Singapore company. Dreamscape Networks, owner of Australian domain name registrar CrazyDomains, has acquired Singapore’s Vodien Group for AUS $30 million (about USD $23 million). Vodien Group has 27,000 customers and 52,000 domains under management. It ranks first in hosting market share in Singapore and third for Singapore’s .sg domain registrations with […]

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First take: Donuts to buy Rightside for $213 million

Deal saves Rightside from the public markets and challenged growth trajectory. Top level domain name company Donuts has agreed to acquire competitor Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) for $213 million, Rightside announced today. The deal will give Donuts an additional 40 top level domain names, Rightside’s technical registry system (that currently powers Donuts’ domains), domain name registrar […]

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Dynadot to host domain name meetup in San Francisco in July

Domain meetup to take place in the center of the tech universe. Domain name registrar Dynadot is hosting a meetup in San Francisco next month. I’m not aware of any recent domain name meetups in the city, and you’d think it would be a hotbed for this sort of event. The meetup will take place […]

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Uniregisty sends confusing .XYZ promo; Frank sends a follow up

Something about numeric .xyz domains being like bitcoin. And then… I was left scratching my head today when Uniregistry sent out a promo for .XYZ domain names. It starts with: If someone told you in 2010 to buy $100 worth of Bitcoin, would you have done it? Today, I am happy to share one of […]

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After price hike, now Tucows drops support for Uniregistry TLDs

Tucows is to drop OpenSRS support for nine Uniregistry gTLDs after the registry announced severe price increases. The registrar told OpenSRS resellers that it will no longer support .audio, .juegos, .diet, .hiphop, .flowers, .guitars, .hosting, .property and .blackfriday from September 8, the date the increases kick in. It’s the second major registrar, after GoDaddy, to […]
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Shares of Web.com Up Over 13% After Hours On Takeover Rumors

Shares of Web.com (WEB) 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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Rightside reports $14.4 million revenue in Q1, new TLD revenue stalls

Company has better-than-expected results in aftermarket segment but registry revenue isn’t budging. Domain name company Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) reported $14.4 million revenue for Q1 2017 after divesting eNom. Registry services revenue–that covers new top level domain names–increased 20% year over year. However, it was down slightly from Q4 2016 ($3.18 million vs. $3.20 million). This is […]

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GoDaddy reports earnings, Domain revenue dips from Q4 but up YoY

Domain revenue slips compared to Q4. GoDaddy (NASDAQ:GDDY) reported Q1 2017 earnings after the bell today. Topline revenue was $489.7 million, up 12.9% year over year. Bookings hit $624.8 million, up 12.0% year over year. The domain name business pulled in $240.8 million of revenue in Q1. This is up 10% year over year but […]

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