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GoDaddy completes Neustar Registry acquisition

GoDaddy is now in the registry business. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) has completed its acquisition of Neustar’s domain name registry business, marking a big entry into the wholesale part of the domain business. The company announced the $218 million acquisition in April. Neustar Registry, now named GoDaddy Registry, operates the back end for many new top […]

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GoDaddy and Verisign get more patents

Companies keep building their patent war chests. The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents to GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) and one to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) today. The two companies are the most prolific patent filers in the domain name industry. GoDaddy has only used its patents defensively to date. Verisign previously said it […]

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GoDaddy’s domain privacy email buries the lede

GoDaddy customers are unlikely to understand their options.   GoDaddy has begun sending emails to customers about changes to domain privacy. As I wrote about on June 8, the company has started redacting personal information from Whois records. This means the Domains by Proxy service is no longer necessary for most people. GoDaddy will give […]

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Top ten domain name registrars, ranked by .com

A monthly look at the latest .com data ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers December 2019. Wix landed in the top ten list for new .com registrations for the second month in a row. As usual, Chinese registrars were in flux. Note […]

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Latest .com rankings

Here’s how registrars performed in the latest monthly report. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers October 2019. There was a bit of shakeup in the top 10 list as has become common. Web.com was helped by nearly 78,000 registrations at Crazy Domains. […]

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.Com Winners & Losers: NameSilo enters top 10 overall

NameSilo bumps GMO off the list. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers August 2019. NameSilo has broken into the top 10 for .com domains under management, pushing GMO off the list. On the monthly charts, there was a bit of place-swapping but […]

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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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