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ICANN closes GoDaddy Whois probe

ICANN has closed its investigation into GoDaddy’s Whois practices with no action taken. Senior VP of compliance Jamie Hedlund yesterday wrote to David Redl, head of the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration, to provide an ...
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The latest .Com Leaderboard

Here’s how registrars performed in the latest official Verisign report. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign about the .com registry. This registrar-by-registrar report covers April 2018. Chinese registrars continued to add .com domains at a nice clip in April. In April, these were the top 10 registrars in terms of new .com […]

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GoDaddy reports earnings, Domain revenue tops $300 million

Domain revenue hits a milestone. Godaddy (NYSE: GDDY) reported Q2 2018 earnings this afternoon. The company’s revenue was  $651.6 million, up from $557.8 in the same quarter last year. Unlevered free cash flow was $154.7 million. GoDaddy also upped its full-year revenue guidance to $2.645 to $2.655 billion. Domain name revenue topped $300 million for the first time, […]

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Mr. Bladel goes to Washington

GoDaddy VP of Public Policy testifies to Congress and answers questions from Ted Cruz. GoDaddy Vice President of Global Policy James Bladel was in Washington, D.C. this morning for a Senate hearing “The Internet and Digital Communications: Examining the Impact of Global Internet Governance”. In his prepared testimony (pdf), Bladel touched on three topics: foreign […]

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Why getting patents is smart for domain name companies

Patent programs help employees focus on innovation and create a good defense against patent infringement cases. Last week I was reviewing some of GoDaddy’s recent patent applications. When I write stories about patents, people often say that the patent is a joke or the invention is obvious. That may well be true in some circumstance. […]

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Dispute.com expired where will it close?

Dispute.com a 22 year old, one word premium domain name has expired and hit GoDaddy auctions yesterday. The bidding is already over $30,000 with the auction not closing until 8/7. Post where you think the auction will close and the guess closest to the...
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How Verisign hit is Q1 growth numbers

Verisign called on China to deliver Q1 domain growth. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN) provides guidance each quarter for how much it expects its total base of .com and .net domain names to grow. The company hardly misses because it’s quite easy for the company to pull some levers to hit the numbers. Consider Q1 of […]

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