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Latest .com registrar rankings

These are the fastest growing and biggest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers April 2022. The results mirror what Verisign reported in its Q2 earnings: new registrations are down, particularly in China. Here’s how registrars did […]

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Why you’re selling fewer domain names

Demand for new websites is decreasing, and so is the demand for domains. There have been some big domain sales lately, but if you are on “domain Twitter,” you know all is not well in the domain name aftermarket. Domain investors are complaining about unusually long sales droughts. After a couple of years of record-setting […]

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Wix plans layoffs as growth slows

Company announces cost cuts as demand returns to pre-pandemic levels. Website building platform Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) announced a cost reduction plan that includes layoffs today along with its Q2 earnings. The company said that demand, which shot up during the pandemic, has receded to pre-Covid levels. This echoes what other companies in the space, including […]

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.Com rankings: a fall in China

These are the fastest growing and biggest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers February 2022. Digging through the numbers, it appears China is part of the reason for the decline in new .com registrations. In January […]

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Wix shares dip after earnings report

Company faces headwinds and major loss on Monday.com equity. Shares in website building platform Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) were off over 3% this morning after the company reported earnings. The company reported total revenue in Q1 2022 of $341.6 million, up 14% year over year. That was within the company’s guidance of $338-$343 million. Total bookings […]

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Wix and Squarespace stocks plummet after weak earnings report

Investors send shares into freefall after Wix shows slowing growth. Website builder Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) reported earnings today, and the disappointment sent its stock and rival Squarespace’s (NYSE: SQSP) stock into a tailspin. Shares in Wix are down about 25%, and Squarespace is off nearly 20% as of 11:30 ET. Total Wix revenue last year […]

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Registrars battle spammers as Whois data goes away

Spammers and scammers have to get creative to contact domain name owners. This month, a GoDaddy customer received an email shortly after registering a domain name. We’ll call the domain example.com for this story. Subject: example.com isn’t registered yet The message suggested it was in some way coming from GoDaddy. Which it sort of was, […]

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Wix’s business rebounds in Q3

What slowdown? Website platform Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) reported earnings today. Collections (cash sales) rebounded in Q3 after sputtering in Q2. Collections in the third quarter of 2021 were $373.3 million, up 33% year over year. Collections were up 29% year over year in the second quarter but down sequentially from Q1. Q3 revenue came in at […]

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Is the Covid website boom over? Wix lowers guidance on uncertainty

Wix says business slowed, especially in the second half of Q2. Web presence companies, including domain name registrars and webhosting/site builder companies, have benefited from the pandemic. Offline businesses have quickly adopted online business models. They have registered domains, created websites, and added online payments and e-commerce capabilities. Is this coming to an end? It’s […]

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Latest .com winners report

Here’s how domain name registrars peformed in January. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers January 2021. Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations in January: 1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 978,334 (1,109,061 in December 2020) 2. Namecheap Inc. 291,257 (293,601) […]

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