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Tucows moves expired domain names back to GoDaddy Auctions

Move back to GoDaddy suggests that GoDaddy generates substantially more revenue per domain for registrars. Domain name registrar Tucows has moved its expired domain name inventory back to GoDaddy Auctions, Domain Name Wire has discovered. In September 2016, Tucows became the first third-party registrar to send its expired domain inventory to GoDaddy Auctions, switching from […]

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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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.Com Winners & Losers Update

How registrars fared with .com in the most recent reports. ICANN published the latest official .com transactions report from Verisign today which includes data by registrar for August 2017. Here are the top registrars in terms of new .com registrations for August. There were no changes in ranking from July. 1. GoDaddy* 922,658 2. Tucows** […]

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Tucows’ revenue hit $85 million in Q3, company plans for GDPR

Revenue hits another record as company works to meet EU privacy law deadline. Domain name, mobile and internet services company Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported earnings after the bell yesterday. The company reported record quarterly revenue of $85.0 million. That’s up 73% compared to the same quarter last year, with most of the growth coming from the […]

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Namecheap drops lawsuit against Tucows

Companies appear to be resolving their disagreement outside of court. Domain name registrar Namecheap has dropped its lawsuit against Tucows. Namecheap has historically been a domain name reseller using Tucows’ Enom platform. Namecheap is now registering domain names under its own registrar accreditation and asked Tucows to transfer the four million domains it has sold […]

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Chinese resellers cut off from .Au domain names

Registry sites fraud in a decision to halt .au registrations from Chinese resellers. .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), the registry for Australia’s .au domain names, has instructed Tucows to cut off Chinese resellers from .au domain names. Tucows operates both the OpenSRS and Enom reseller platforms, making it by far the dominant domain reseller company. […]

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