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Tucows signs deal with Verizon, lowers 2019 guidance

Company takes big step to clean up wireless carrier problems. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) has signed a new mobile service deal with Verizon, marking a big shift in its Ting mobile service. The company offers mobile service, high-speed internet and domain names. It is the world’s second largest domain name registrar, including its OpenSRS and Enom […]

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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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Tucows takes a short term hit but CEO Noss is optimistic

Company hits stumbling blocks in Q1. It is truly a quarter where it would be a lot easier to be private than public, but all of that makes me continually grateful for the nature of our investors. That’s what Tucows CEO Elliot Noss had to say about his company’s first quarter 2019 results released yesterday. […]

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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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Tucows acquires Ascio as consolidation continues

Tucows acquires another reseller registrar. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) has acquired reseller registrar Ascio Technologies from CSC for $29.44 million. Ascio has 1.8 million domains under management and 500 active resellers. Compared to Enom, which Tucows acquired two years ago, Ascio has fewer but bigger resellers. By selling Ascio, CSC it focusing on its brand management […]

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Tucows releases “Tiered Access” Whois request data

2,100 requests for Whois data so far. Domain name registrar Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) released data today about requests for Whois information under its tiered access program. The company started the program following the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Policy (GDPR) last year. At that time, Tucows masked Whois records for all domain names […]

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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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