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Shares of Web.com Up Over 13% After Hours On Takeover Rumors

Shares of Web.com (WEB) rose over 13% after hours as Reuters.com reported the company “is in talks with private equity firms after receiving takeover approaches.” The story went on to say “The buyout interest in Web.com comes as its sector has become increasingly crowded, with companies such as Wix.com Ltd, Weebly Inc and Squarespace seeking […]

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Domain Movers: AR.com, QC.com + More

Welcome! This is Domain Movers. We keep track of corporate domain name transactions and report the early findings to you. Today, you will see what millions of dollars of domain name sales look like, in one small sampling of daily domain movements.

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Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC acquired Symphony.com which rebranded from Prezo, just secured another $63 Million in funding, raising the total to over $229 Million and a $1 billion dollar valuation. My client and … Read the rest

Domain Movers: AR.com, QC.com + More
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Tucows shifts expired domain name inventory to NameJet

Move comes after Tucows acquired an interest in NameJet earlier this year. Tucows, the world’s second largest domain name registrar, has stopped sending its expired domain name inventory to GoDaddy and will instead send it to NameJet. Tucows just switched its expired domain partner to GoDaddy in September after previously using SnapNames. It was the […]

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Corporate crime : Domain stolen by former employee, at GoDaddy

Corporate crime by active or former employees often involves domains; in a new case involving GoDaddy as the registrar, a company’s former employee allegedly hijacked its domain name. Someone using the alias “NetSkopos” reported the following at the GoDaddy community forum: We had a now former employee seek out and discover our GoDaddy account info […]

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Did GoDaddy acquire Rook Media?

GoDaddy appears to have acquired Swiss PPC monetization provider, Rook Media, after the following email circulated yesterday afternoon: “We’ve got exciting news: GoDaddy can confirm that Rook Media customers are moving to GoDaddy’s SmartName parking platform. GoDaddy and Rook Media will team up to make this transition as seamless as possible for our new customers […]

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Transaction Assurance : New Afternic feature explained

A few weeks ago, Afternic changed its old escrow process, introducing Transaction Assurance as a new service. Apparently, that led to a few confusing and uninformed threads over at NamePros. Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product Manager for GoDaddy and overall great guy, put all the information together, in order to explain why Afternic implemented these changes. […]

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GoDaddy earnings beat street forecasts, up in after hours trading

GoDaddy (GDDY) reported earnings after the close, the stock is up 3.5% in after hours to a new high of $40.75. The AP reported: GoDaddy Inc. (GDDY) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $600,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company said […]

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GoDaddy reports earnings, Domain revenue dips from Q4 but up YoY

Domain revenue slips compared to Q4. GoDaddy (NASDAQ:GDDY) reported Q1 2017 earnings after the bell today. Topline revenue was $489.7 million, up 12.9% year over year. Bookings hit $624.8 million, up 12.0% year over year. The domain name business pulled in $240.8 million of revenue in Q1. This is up 10% year over year but […]

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