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How the competitive domain registrar market keeps prices down

No matter what Verisign charges them, registrar profits on .com are limited by competition. Last year the U.S. Government granted the ability for Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) to raise prices on .com domain names pending approval from ICANN. Where does that extra money go? As the sole wholesaler of .com domain names, every penny that Verisign […]

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NameSilo acquires domain registrar and expired domain company NamePal

Deal will give NameSilo more tools to target domain investors. Domain name registrar NameSilo (PINKSHEETS: NTCEF, URL:CSE) has acquired NamePal, a small domain name registrar with an expired domain backorder platform. The all-equity deal is for up to a 1.75% interest in NameSilo, with the equity payments not starting until 6 months after completion of […]

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NameSilo hits $20 million in bookings for 2018

Domain registrar continues to show solid growth. Domain name registrar NameSilo (PINKSHEETS: NTCEF) is reporting that it had US $20.1 million in bookings during 2018. It defines bookings as cash received from new domain registrations, renewals and other services. Fourth quarter bookings were $5.4 million. The registrar has been on a tear in recent years, especially after […]

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.Com Winners & Losers

How domain name registrars performed in the latest official report. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers September 2018. Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations. 1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 868,031 (920,365 in August) 2. Tucows** (NASDAQ:TCX) 174,114 (200,563) 3. […]

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Accel-KKR sells One.com to Cinven

Private equity firm that flipped Host Europe Group buys another European hosting company. A European web hosting and domain registration company is changing hands. Private equity group Accel-KKR is selling One.com to another PE firm, Cinven. The sale price wasn’t released but One.com has over 1 million customers, 270 employees and revenues estimated at about […]

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Uniregistry is dropping Topcoin

Customers have until the end of March to use Topcoin at Uniregistry. Domain name registrar Uniregistry is dropping Topcoin from its platform. The company announced the change in an email sent just before midnight Friday night. Topcoin is a blockchain-based digital rewards system. It is designed as a rewards program for customers of digital goods […]

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Pain.com sells for $399,999

The one word .com sales just keep coming, Plants.com, Files.com and now Pain.com sells on Sedo for $399,999 the seller looks to be Dannemiller Inc. out of San Antonio. The name has been parked at Sedo and registered since 1996. The post Pain.com sells ...
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.Com Winners: Some shakeup in the top 10

Top 10 registrars juggle places in latest monthly report. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com registry. This registrar-by-registrar report covers August 2018. Note that HiChina is now listed as Alibaba in the official reports, so I’ve changed the name on this report. Here’s how registrars did in […]

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50 cent domains at Network Solutions? Not so fast

Promo offers cheap domains but they aren’t as inexpensive as they look. Network Solutions sent out a Cyber Monday special that looks tempting: Up to 5 .com, .net, .biz, .info or .org domains for only 50 cents each. The devil is in the very fine print: Domains transferred out prior to one year renewal will […]

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Namecheap and Tucows settle legal dispute

Transfer dispute was resolved in a legal settlement. Namecheap and Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) have entered into a settlement agreement to resolve a transfer dispute. Namecheap, a former Enom reseller, sued Tucows (which now owns Enom) because it said that Tucows was dragging its feet over transferring millions of domain names to Namecheap. Tucows said it […]

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