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Tucows expects $20 million EBITDA/year from “opportunistic” eNom acquisition

Tucows expects fast contribution from eNom, which has booked losses at Rightside. Domain name and communications company Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) didn’t plan to acquire two domain name businesses over the past year, but the opportunities were too good to pass up. First, the company scooped up Melbourne IT’s reseller channel for just over $8 million AUD. […]

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Tucows acquires eNom from Rightside

Tucows consolidates domain reseller platforms in $83.5 million transaction. Earlier this week I warned you to be on the lookout for big news over the next few days. Here it is. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) has acquired Rightside’s (NASDAQ:NAME) eNom business for $83.5M. The deal consolidates the #1 and #2 domain name reseller platforms eNom and OpenSRS. […]

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Rightside’s revenue drops again in Q3

Top line continues to shrink at Rightside. Domain name company Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) reported earnings after the bell today. Revenue keeps heading in the wrong direction. For the third quarter in a row, revenue was down quarter-over-quarter. More worryingly, it was down year-over-year. The company posted revenue of $53.3 million for the third quarter, down from […]

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Daniel Negari exits Rightside position

XYZ founder sells his remaining shares in Rightside. Daniel Negari, CEO of top level domain name company XYZ, has sold all of his remaining shares in Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME). Negari made the disclosure in a Facebook post about the Google open source registry software today by noting that he is not currently a shareholder in the […]

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.Games and .Shopping hit registrars this week

Rightside and Donuts released new domain names this week. Two new top level domain names launched this week with one entering general availability and the other hitting early access. Rightside’s (NASDAQ:NAME) .Games entered general availability with a number of video game companies on board. It’s priced affordably; expect to pay $15-$20 per year at registrars […]

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Rightside (unsurprisingly) says no to Donuts

Company rebuffs offer for its new top level domain business. Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) has turned down Donuts’ unsolicited offer to buy its top level domain name operations for $70 million. The offer was for all 40 of Rightside’s top level domains, such as .ninja and .rocks, and probably also included Rightside’s backend registry operations. Rightside CEO […]

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Update with Rightside CEO Taryn Naidu – DNW Podcast #85 (NASDAQ:NAME)

Rightside CEO Taryn Naidu talks about the domain business. It’s been almost a year since I sat down with Rightside CEO Taryn Naidu for a podcast. I got the chance to reconnect with Naidu when I was in Seattle a couple weeks ago for DNSeattle. On this podcast, Naidu discusses how he thinks Rightside can […]

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Rightside: Q-over-Q revenue drops, new TLD revenue builds

Rightside’s revenue was down sequentially, but up compared to the same time last year. Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) released earnings after the bell today. The company reported $55.1 million revenue for the first quarter of 2016, a 9% increase over the same quarter of 2015. However, this was down from $55.7 million last quarter. Rightside reported a […]

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Rightside reports record revenue but new TLD revenue growth is slow

Revenue grows in Q4 but new TLD revenue remains just a small fraction of the total. Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) today reported record quarterly revenue for Q4 of $55.7 million, and full year revenue of $212.5 million. All three segments of the company — registrar, registry and aftermarket — showed quarter-over-quarter growth. But registry services (aka new […]

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