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Radix to generate $12 million revenue in 2017

New TLD company discloses some financial results. New top level domain name company Radix announced today that it will generate $12 million or more in revenue in 2017. The company has $11.7 million in revenue up until the end of November. According to a release, more than 50% of the revenue is from non-premium domain […]

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CentralNic completes .SK acquisition

A bit later than expected, CentralNic completes acquisition of .sk country code manager. Domain name registry CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) has completed its acquisition of SK-NIC, the company that controls the .sk country code top level domain name for Slovakia. When the deal was originally announced in late August, CentralNic planned to acquire only assets […]

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Is Amazon preparing OpenTube to compete with Google’s YouTube as companies spar?

Amazon.com registered domain names related to OpenTube and Alexa Tube. Amazon.com has been fighting with Google in recent months over the inclusion of YouTube on Amazon’s Echo Show devices. Amazon.com might be gearing up to take the fight to another level. The Echo Show is an Alexa-powered device that includes a screen. We have one […]

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Neustar eats its own dog food by switching to .Neustar

Company moves its website from Neustar.biz to Home.Neustar. Neustar, a company that offers backend registry services as well as top level domain names (TLD) such as .co, has switched its web address to use the .neustar TLD. The company has been a big proponent of so-called .brand top level domain names that have a brand […]

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Amazon.com launches .Bot domain names on Tuesday

Bot it won’t be easy to register them. Amazon.com is making .bot domain names available to the public on Tuesday starting at 6 a.m. The company has been testing different business models for its new top level domain names and this domain is no exception. Registration of the domain names will be severely restricted. The […]

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CentralNic’s .sk purchase moving forward under changed terms

Deal changes from an asset purchase to a share purchase. Top level domain name operator CentralNic (London AIM:CNIC) announced it was acquiring the .sk (Slovakia) top level domain name on August 25th. It still hasn’t completed the deal and the terms have changed. The deal was originally created as an asset purchase. Now, CentralNic will […]

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Page Howe talks emoji domain names on HBO’s Vice News

Domain investor gets primetime interview on popular HBO show. Domain name investor Page Howe was on HBO’s Vice News tonight talking about emoji domain names. You can watch a preview of the interview here: Howe made a name for himself after selling Seniors.com for $1.8 million and Guy.com for $1.0 million. He believes in emoji […]

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Psst…here’s what Amazon.com is about to announce at AWS re:Invent

Domain name registrations provide a hint of what’s to come. Yesterday I wrote about some domain name registrations made by Amazon.com that foreshadowed product announcements the company is making at AWS re:Invent. The company registered more domain names today that are likely for announcements that will be made during the remainder of the week. Let’s […]

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Radix publishes second time renewal data for some TLDs

Second-anniversary renewals in three domains were 77%. Radix Registry, a new top level domain name company with nine top level domain names, has reported second-anniversary renewal rates for its three most popular top level domain names. The company said that overall renewal rates for the second renewal on .online, .tech and .site domain names registered […]

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