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Radix posts $38 million revenue in 2021

Revenue jumps 35% year over year. Privately held top level domain name company Radix reported some of its financials today. The company grossed over $38 million in revenue in 2021, up 35% from 2020. That number is net of all discounts and rebates. Radix’s net profit was up 60% during this period. Most of the […]

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MMX offers 26% premium in latest tender offer, plans to delist

Company that sold its assets to GoDaddy is returning cash to shareholders and winding down its operations. MMX (AIM: MMX), aka Minds + Machines, is offering its remaining shareholders 10.4 pence per share to surrender their equity in the company. The top level domain name company sold its domain names to GoDaddy last year and […]

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Non-.com sales – 2021 top stories

Domains ending in something other than .com sold briskly in 2021. .Com is king. It’s a fair statement. .Com is the largest namespace with nearly 160 million registrations. .Com dominates the domain aftermarket, too. But for domain investors who dis non-.com domains as an investment, 2021 seemed like a wake-up call. The best example comes […]

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Namecheap releases 2021 domain data

Registrar reports top TLDs, renewal rates, and aftermarket sales. Namecheap published its 2021 Namecheap Domain Insights & Trends report today. The report provides data on top domain choices, renewal rates, and early sales on its new marketplace. The share of .com at Namecheap slipped from 48% in 2020 to 45% this year. The company sells […]

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NFTs trip up Uniregistry’s top level domain auctions

A marketing stunt gone horribly awry? Frank Schilling’s top level domain company UNR auctioned its 23 top level domain names at the end of April, grossing more than $40 million. To date, none of the TLDs have transferred to the winning bidders. The holdup is due to what seemed like a marketing stunt to take […]

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That time everyone piled into .XYZ

End users are buying .xyz domains. How did we get here, and what happens in the future? Yesterday, Square announced it was rebranding its corporate umbrella to Block and chose the domain block.xyz for its website. Block also uses spiral.xyz for one of its operating businesses. If you’re suddenly surprised that companies are using .xyz […]

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Two signs in a row with new top level domains

This is the first time I’ve seen this… I recently visited family in Texas and saw something that caught my eye. First, I passed a sign for a church that uses the domain name cityreach.church. I’ve come across a handful of churches using .church. I see them online and in reported sales lists. Choosing a […]

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A look at .live

.Live is faring well as live online content becomes more popular. Let’s dig in. Today, Donuts issued a press release remarking on the growth of its .live top level domain name. .Live is Donuts’ largest new top level domain based on domains under management (DUMs), which are up about 30% since the start of the […]

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SC Johnson terminates remaining dot-brand top level domains

SC Johnson turns .off its new top level domains. Consumer products company SC Johnson has told ICANN it wishes to terminate the remainder of its dot-brand top level domain names. Last year, the company terminated its agreement for the .rightathome top level domain. Now, it has informed ICANN that it wishes to terminate .glade, .scjohnson, […]

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Radix reports record premium domain revenue in first half of year

Premium revenue up over 40% in first half of 2021. Top level domain name company Radix saw a surge in premium domain name revenue in the first half of this year. The company disclosed in a report (pdf) that it generated approximately $2.91 million in retail premium domain revenue in the first half of 2021, […]

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