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GoDaddy made the right move by booting domain name used for white supremacist site

Decision puts registrar in uncomfortable position but it made the right move. GoDaddy has told the owner of white supremacist site The Daily Stormer that it needs to find a new registrar for its domain name after the site posted a tasteless article about the victim of the car incident in Charlottesville over the weekend. […]

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Tucows revenue rockets after Enom buy

Tucows saw its revenue from domain names more than double in the second quarter, following the acquisition of rival Enom. The company this week reported domain services revenue for the three months ending June 30 of $62.8 million, compared to $28.4 million a year ago. That was part of overall growth of 78%, with revenue […]
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GoDaddy domains business grows 15% in Q2

GoDaddy saw its revenue from domain name sales increase by almost 15% in the second quarter, the company announced this week. Its domains revenue was $263.3 million, up 14.6% on the same quarter last year. That was part of an overall growth trend at the company, which saw revenue for the quarter up 22.3% at […]
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Tucows shares up 12% today

Investors liked Tucows’ earnings report. Shares in Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) shot up 12% today to close at $59.20 after the company reported earnings yesterday afternoon. The company’s record earnings per share and revenue were driven primarily by its acquisition of domain name reseller platform Enom earlier this year. Combined with Tucows’ OpenSRS reseller platform and retail […]

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Tucows revenue jumps on Enom acquisition

Enom propels topline and earnings growth at Tucows. Domain name and network access services company Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported a big jump in year-over-year revenue and earnings for Q2 thanks to the integration of domain registrar Enom, which it acquired in January. Net revenue jumped from $47.2 million in Q2 2016 to $84.2 million in Q2 […]

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GoDaddy (GDDY) reports earnings, domain revenue of $263.3 million

Company reports first earnings after acquiring Host Europe Group. Domain name registrar and hosting company GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) reported second quarter earnings after the bell today. The company reported $558 million topline revenue, up from $456 million in the same quarter a year ago. Without the benefit of the Host Europe Group (which GoDaddy acquired in […]

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Switch to authenticator apps for better two-factor authentication

App-based authentication is better than SMS authentication. Two-factor authentication is a must-have to improve the security of your domain name registrar accounts. Most major domain registrars offer it now. If yours doesn’t, it’s time to change registrars. There are two main types of two-factor authentication in use today: 1. SMS based. When you enter your […]

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Donuts acquisition of Rightside to happen overnight

Rightside should no longer exist as a public company tomorrow morning. The sun has gone into hiding and a mist is falling in Seattle this morning, but executives at Rightside and Donuts won’t be getting much time outside anyway. They’ll be working to complete Donuts’ acquisition of its neighbor in Kirkland. The tender offer for […]

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GoDaddy flips hosting business for $456 million

GoDaddy has sold off its recently acquired PlusServer business for €397 million ($456 million). The buyer is a private equity firm, BC Partners. The registrar had taken control of the business when it spent $1.79 billion on Host Europe Group earlier this year, but had said from the start that the asset was for sale. […]
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