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GoDaddy launches Websites + Marketing

GoDaddy’s new all-in-one online presence system launches. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) announced its new Websites + Marketing service today as it takes aim at (or defends against) website builders like Wix, Weebly and SquareSpace. Websites + Marketing is the company’s latest salvo in the battle, and the service seems to be an improvement on many of […]

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A strong month for .Com

A strong month for .com ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers March 2019. March was a strong month for many registrars. GoDaddy topped 1 million new registrations and others had lots of new registrations, too. United-Domains fell off the monthly performance chart […]

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.Com Winners & Losers

The latest data about domain name registrars and .com domain names. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers February 2019. Starting this month, I’m including 123 Reg in GoDaddy’s numbers. This pushes its .com total to over 50 million. Here’s how registrars did […]

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.Com slips at GoDaddy

Expirations outpaced new registrations at GoDaddy in December. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers December 2018. Something interesting happened in December: GoDaddy’s .com domains under management (DUMs) dropped. I’ve tracked monthly numbers for a long time and don’t recall this happening in […]

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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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Bob Parsons resigns from GoDaddy’s board

Parson’s long exit from GoDaddy oversight is complete. Bob Parsons has resigned from the board of GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY), the company he founded in 1997 that made him a billionaire. In a press release, GoDaddy said that Parsons will spend more time on his other businesses and philanthropic ventures. Parsons hasn’t been involved day-to-day at GoDaddy […]

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GoDaddy reports earnings, Domain revenue tops $300 million

Domain revenue hits a milestone. Godaddy (NYSE: GDDY) reported Q2 2018 earnings this afternoon. The company’s revenue was  $651.6 million, up from $557.8 in the same quarter last year. Unlevered free cash flow was $154.7 million. GoDaddy also upped its full-year revenue guidance to $2.645 to $2.655 billion. Domain name revenue topped $300 million for the first time, […]

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U.S. government asks ICANN to investigate GoDaddy’s Whois policy

U.S. gov weighs in on GoDaddy’s Whois policy. The U.S. government has sent a letter to ICANN asking it to review GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) activities around blocking access to Whois records. David Redl, who heads the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, sent the letter to ICANN’s board today asking it to look into the matter. At […]

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Tucows sells some domain names to GoDaddy

GoDaddy’s NameFind is buying some domain names from Tucows. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) appears to have sold some of its domain name portfolio to GoDaddy’s (NYSE:GDDY) NameFind. Today I noticed that some domain names in Tucows’ YummyNames portfolio have undergone a Whois change. While the owner and contact details still point to YummyNames, they have an additional […]

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GoDaddy reports earnings and domain revenue growth

Domain name business keeps growing. GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) reported earnings after the bell yesterday. Total revenue for Q3 was $582.2, up 24% year-over-year. That represents growth of about 12% if you exclude the additional revenue from acquiring Host Europe Group. The domain name business contributed $271.5 million and the company says most of the 15% year-over-year […]

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