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Wix shares dip after earnings report

Company faces headwinds and major loss on Monday.com equity. Shares in website building platform Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) were off over 3% this morning after the company reported earnings. The company reported total revenue in Q1 2022 of $341.6 million, up 14% year over year. That was within the company’s guidance of $338-$343 million. Total bookings […]

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Tucows to reanimate Tucows brand as sales flatten

Tucows has become the latest domain name company to confirm it’s experiencing the post-pandemic blues, and said that it plans to revitalize the Tucows brand. Reporting basically flat-to-down domain numbers on Thursday night, the company said that it plans to “more closely connect the Tucows parent and the registrar brands” in the coming months. “For […]

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Secondary market fluffs GoDaddy amid slowdown concerns

Secondary market domain sales continued to drive growth in the first quarter, GoDaddy reported this week, amid fears of slowing growth in new primary market sales. It’s difficult to gauge exactly how well domains are selling, because the company has stopped breaking out domains as a separate revenue segment in its quarterly earnings releases. Instead, […]

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Latest .com rankings: the slowdown has begun

These are the fastest growing and biggest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers January 2022. Registrations slowed in Q1, and we should see this reflected in the top registrar reports. New .com registrations in January this […]

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GoDaddy Corporate Domains adds Afternic integration for sales

Company hopes corporations will sell some of their unused domain names. Big companies own many great domains they don’t use, and they often spend years dormant. It can be challenging to buy a domain from these companies because you have to navigate a maze of bureaucracy and offer top dollar. For example, Gravity Forms tried […]

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GoDaddy acquires .blackfriday and .photo domains

GoDaddy adds two more top level domains to its stable. ICANN approved two more top level domain transfers from the Uniregistry/UNR auction that took place last year. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) acquired .blackfriday and .photo. .Blackfriday has about 1,000 registrations and .photo has 18,000. .Blackfriday is an interesting one. I believe the original hypothesis was that […]

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ICANN picks 28 registries for abuse audit

ICANN has kicked off its annual compliance audit, and this time it’s focused on registries rather than registrars. It’s picked 28 gTLDs based on whether they’ve not been fully audited before, whether they have more than 100 domains, and whether they show up a lot in abuse blocklists (excluding spam blocklists). Only one gTLD per […]

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Bye-bye Alice’s Registry

One of ICANN’s oldest accredited registrars has had its contract terminated for non-payment of fees and other alleged breaches. Alice’s Registry, which has been around since 1999, has been told it’s no longer allowed to sell gTLD domains and that whatever remains of its managed domains will be transferred to another registrar. The termination comes […]

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Dynadot January 2022 Aftermarket Sales Report – eNFT.io top sale

Dynadot got back to reporting monthly domain name sales last month they are still a bit backed up. This post contains January 2022 sales. The sales data comes in a number of categories. Expired auctions, Last Chance auctions, Backorder auctions, User auctions and Marketplace. The top sale was eNFT.io at $6,300. Below are the categories […]

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