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GoDaddy promotes Roger Chen to COO

GoDaddy goes with an internal hire for Chief Operating Officer. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) has named Roger Chen its new Chief Operating Officer. He will replace Andrew Low Ah Kee, who left GoDaddy in November to become President of Opendoor. Chen came to GoDaddy from Yahoo in 2015. He started as Vice President of Asia, and […]

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Domain registrars ranked by .com numbers

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 Setpember 2021. Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations in September: 1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 775,868 (821,826 in August) 2. Namecheap […]

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Starboard takes big stake in GoDaddy

Activist investor takes 6.5% stake in GoDaddy. Investment company Starboard has made a significant investment in shares of GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY). Today, the group filed a 13D with the SEC, disclosing its ownership stake. Shares of GoDaddy are up about 8% today on the news. In a story today, The Wall Street Journal referred to […]

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GoDaddy wins contract to run .TV, Verisign didn’t bid for renewal

GoDaddy Registry will now operate and market the .tv domain. GoDaddy Registry (NYSE: GDDY) has won the contract to operate Tuvalu’s .tv country code domain name. Tuvalu is a small island nation of about 10,000 people. It struck internet gold because its ISO country code is TV, and it was therefore assigned the .tv country […]

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Top .com domain name registrars (ranked)

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 August 2021. There was a lot of movement in the chart for new registrations, including NameSilo popping up with a stronger-than-normal month. Here’s […]

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.Com rankings: GoDaddy, Namecheap and Alibaba

These are the fastest growing and largest 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 July 2021. When GoDaddy reported its second-quarter earnings in early August, it warned that bookings might slow in the second half of the […]

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GoDaddy reports earnings and benefits from Neustar acquisition

Q3 growth rates fell as expected, but Wall Street seems impressed. Revenue growth at GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) slowed in the third quarter, the company announced today. It was expecting the slowdown in the face of the Covid resurgence and tough comps from the banner second half of the year in 2020. Company-wide, bookings were up […]

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MMX returns £58.0 million to shareholders after GoDaddy deal

Fully subscribed tender offer returns cash to shareholders. MMX (aka Minds + Machines, AIM: MMX) has completed a tender offer and returned £58.0 million to shareholders. The tender offer was initiated to return capital to shareholders after GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) paid approximately £88 million for the majority of its assets. MMX is (was) a top […]

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Which domain registrar is #1 for .com?

These are the fastest growing and largest 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 June 2021. The only major change this month was DNSPod popping into the top 10 for monthly registrations. In general, registrars seemed to […]

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Who’s on top? .Com Leaderboard update

These are the fastest growing and largest 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 May 2021. CentralNic surged back into the top 10 for monthly registrations with a strong performance at its Internet BS registrar. Other than […]

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