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Rightside results: Q1 2017 revenue down, registry domain renewal rate at 59%

Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. Total revenue decreased to $14.4 million compared to $16.6 million. The final registry renewal rate for the fourth quarter of 2016 was 59% compared to 53% for the same quarter in 2015. Please note that this is the Q4 2016 …

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Happy birthday .CLUB! (video)

.Club domain names are celebrating their 3rd anniversary and they have published a video displaying a small sample of their journey so far. “It is hard to believe, but it has already been three years since our CEO Colin Campbell rang the bell and .CLUB domains went live at registrars around the world. It has …

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More change at the top at Donuts as Tindal steps down

Donuts has lost co-founder and COO Richard Tindal, who has announced his retirement. Tindal was one of the four domain industry executives who founded Donuts in order to take advantage of ICANN’s new gTLD program about seven years ago. No reason was given for his departure, which was announced in a blog post, beyond “retirement”. […]
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Hum: 50K Domains Registered on The New gTLD .Realty at Uniregistry in 2 days; Almost All Under Privacy

The new gTLD .Realty which went into general availability on April 24th has 53,705 registered domain names. On the face, it seems like .Realty is off to a great start however of those 53,705 registered domains, 99.43% of them are registered at Uniregistry. The registrar with the 2nd most .Realty registrations is 101domain.com which has […]

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Second emergency registry tested with dead dot-brand

ICANN is running its second test of the Emergency Back-End Registry Operator system, designed as a failover for bankrupt gTLDs. This time, the EBERO under the microscope is CORE Association, one of the three approved providers. It this week took over operation of .mtpc, a dot-brand gTLD that Mitsubishi applied for, was delegated, never used, […]
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New gTLD study: a new domain name with enough content and links can compete with .com and .org

The Domain Name Association (The DNA) announced today the results of its commissioned study titled “Hidden Advantages of a Relevant Domain Name” to understand the impact top-level domain name extensions (TLDs) may have on organic search engine results. Commissioned studies is not the optimal way to really understand a market. Especially if the study only …

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MarkMonitor tells .feedback to take a hike after “breach” claim

MarkMonitor is to voluntarily terminate its registrar relationship with Top Level Spectrum after the .feedback registry hit it with a breach of contract notice. Troy Fuhriman, director of domain management at the registrar, told DI today that the company has just sent TLS a letter stating that it no longer wishes to sell .feedback names. […]
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Minds + Machines reports final results for 2016

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX) announced Final Results for the year ended 31 December 2016. Commenting on the results Toby Hall, CEO of MMX said: “To understand the key market drivers of the new gTLD industry that saw net new registrations outstrip those in .com and the country codes combined in 2016, it …

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