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Tucows sold $3.2 million of domains to GoDaddy (and more from earnings call)

Tucows reveals portfolio sale price and data center plans. Domain name, mobile and internet services company Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) released earnings for Q4 and full-year 2018 yesterday. In its pre-recorded commentary about the earnings, the company disclosed that it generated about $3.2 million from a bulk sale of domains from its portfolio in Q4. Elliot […]

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How the competitive domain registrar market keeps prices down

No matter what Verisign charges them, registrar profits on .com are limited by competition. Last year the U.S. Government granted the ability for Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) to raise prices on .com domain names pending approval from ICANN. Where does that extra money go? As the sole wholesaler of .com domain names, every penny that Verisign […]

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Web.com acquires Tucows’ half of NameJet

Deal is a sign of the times in the expired domain business. Web.com is now the sole owner of domain name auction site NameJet after acquiring Tucows’ (NASDAQ: TCX) interest in the business. NameJet was created as a partnership between Enom and Network Solutions (now part of Web.com) in 2007 at a time when SnapNames […]

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Namecheap and Tucows settle legal dispute

Transfer dispute was resolved in a legal settlement. Namecheap and Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) have entered into a settlement agreement to resolve a transfer dispute. Namecheap, a former Enom reseller, sued Tucows (which now owns Enom) because it said that Tucows was dragging its feet over transferring millions of domain names to Namecheap. Tucows said it […]

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.Com winners and losers, and Google Domains’ odd practice

You still can’t register a domain for more than one year at Google Domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) about the .com registry. This registrar-by-registrar report covers July 2018. While reviewing the data I was surprised to see something about Google Domains. Even after all of these years and the […]

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AppDetex raises another Whois stir, Tucows responds

Brand protection company claims registrars aren’t cooperating, but there are two sides to the story. Tucows CEO Elliot Noss has responded to claims made by brand protection company AppDetex over access to Whois data. AppDetex has raised concerns that domain name registrars are not responding to or are denying requests for Whois data when it […]

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More companies should emulate Tucows’ new earnings call format

Format leads to higher quality questions and answers. Last month Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) held an unusual earnings conference call. Rather than a live call with analysts asking questions, the company pre-recorded the prepared remarks portion of the call. It then invited analysts and shareholders to submit questions in writing, to which Tucows would respond. I […]

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Domain name registrars and .Com, by the numbers

ICANN publishes latest .com data. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) about the .com registry. This registrar-by-registrar report covers Maay 2018. There was little change on the charts. For new registrations, NameSilo lept above West.cn for the month. On the top 10 total registrations leaderboard, Xin Net swapped places with GMO. […]

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Tucows changes the format of its quarterly earnings conference call, and it’s a great idea

New investor call model should be emulated. Publicly traded companies release their earnings once a quarter. They follow it up with an analyst and shareholder call that goes something like this: The CEO talks about what happened during the quarter. Then she hands it off to the CFO, who recaps the essential numbers. Then the […]

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