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GoDaddy goes vertical with Neustar registry acquisition

GoDaddy buys its first registry, implements governance model for conflicts of interest, and promises to keep domain prices in check. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) is acquiring Neustar’s domain name registry services business and renaming it GoDaddy Registry, the company announced today. Neustar directly manages .biz, .us, and several other domains, and provides technical registry services for […]

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CentralNic shakes up management positions

CentralNic names five people to new roles, Siffrin steps down. CentralNIC (London AIM: CNIC), a rollup of domain name companies, announced a restructuring of its leadership today. COO Alex Siffrin is stepping down. He joined CentralNic when he sold his company KeyDrive to CentralNic in 2018. In an interesting quote, CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford said, […]

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24 hours left in the most contentious, heated, best registrar poll ever

Things got quite spicy in this year’s Namepros best registrar in the business poll. I have run a poll the last three years, this one was started a little earlier because I was just having some fun timing it with March madness. As with most things in domaining it can never just be a smooth […]

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Companies help people stop wasting money on COVID-19 domain names

Companies are making it harder to register and sell crisis-related domains. You should thank them. Domain name registrar Namecheap has stopped allowing domain names including the words coronavirus, covid, and vaccine from being registered through its service. Domain name marketplace DAN.com is removing all coronavirus domain names from its service. These two developments might irk […]

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Godaddy Websites + Marketing hits the mark

I believe GoDaddy’s site builder is the right choice for most small businesses. Using WordPress is difficult. I know it seems like a silly statement to anyone who has used WordPress for many years or who has technical skills. But most small business owners don’t have these skills. When they want to build a website, […]

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How many registrars do you use?

When it comes to domain name registrars, many have loyalty to one or just want the organization and ease of management to just one provider. Some use registrars for different extensions, your favorite might have the best .com, net, org pricing and priv...
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.Com rankings: Google tops 3 million .com domains

Google hits a milestone. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers November 2019. Google’s domain name registrar hit the 3 million .com domain milestone. It continues to add over 100,000 domains a month with few outbound transfers, so this number will continue to […]

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