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Breaking: Verisign announces .com price hike to $8.39

The price of .com domains is going up in September. .Com domain name registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) announced today that it will increase the wholesale price it charges registrars for .com registrations and renewals from $7.85 to $8.39. The price hike will go into effect on September 1, 2021. It’s the first year Verisign has […]

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Endurance to acquire Web.com, spin off Constant Contact

More consolidation in the domain name industry as Web.com to join with Endurance. Endurance International Group plans to acquire Web.com and rename itself Endure Digital. In September, Web.com owner Siris Capital opened a position in Endurance. In November, Clearlake Capital Group announced it was taking Endurance private in a $3 billion deal. Last month, Clearlake […]

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Frank Schilling will try to liquidate his 23 top level domain names in a single day

Schilling will exit the new top level domain game if the price is right. Frank Schilling’s top level domain registry UNR is planning to liquidate its TLDs in no-reserve auctions held on a single day. The company currently has rights to 23 top level domain and will auction each of them for no reserve on […]

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Breaking: Ethos Capital acquires Donuts

Former ICANN CEO’s private equity firm buys out Abry Partners’ stake in Donuts, giving it a controlling interest. Top level domain company Donuts announced today that Ethos Capital has acquired Abry Partners’ stake in the company, giving Ethos a controlling interest in the firm. I reported on this potential tie-up last month but could not […]

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Clubhouse app driving surge in .Club registrations

.Club is on a tear thanks to the Clubhouse app. If you follow .Club founder Colin Campbell on twitter, you know he’s been excited the past couple of weeks. .Club has been on a tear. Here’s one of his tweets: The only way to describe it is “Absolute Pandemonium” Yesterday hit 469 premium name sales, […]

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Namecheap tops $200 million revenue in 2020

Company hits big revenue milestone during its 20th year in business. Privately held domain name registrar and hosting company Namecheap has revealed to Domain Name Wire that it topped $200 million in revenue last year. The milestone comes during the company’s 20th year in business. Revenue was up 35%, or $51.6 million, over the $149 […]

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Domain Name Wholesale Exchange switches to subscription model

Domain investor marketplace will charge monthly fee instead of commissions. Domain Name Wholesale Exchange (DNWE), a marketplace for domainer-to-domainer wholesale transactions, is changing its business model. The platform is scrapping commissions in favor of a subscription model. Users will pay a $14.99 per month (or $149 per year) fee to use the system, with early […]

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Google Ads RPM drives CentralNic revenue growth

Surge in ad rates drives organic growth at CentralNic. Domain name and online advertising rollup CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) reported earnings for the first nine months of 2020 today. Due to major acquisitions, CentralNic’s revenue grew 118% to $168.5 million year over year. The company reckons that revenue grew 17% organically during the period if […]

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Donuts is acquiring Afilias

A blockbuster transaction in the domain name industry as two registries combine. Donuts, the largest top level domain name operator in terms of number of extensions, is acquiring domain name registry Afilias. The deal does not include Afilias’ mobile software and domain registrar businesses. Afilias operates the backend registry for over 200 top level domain […]

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GoDaddy launches GoDaddy Corporate Domains for large brands

GoDaddy rebrands Brandsight and launches it as GoDaddy Corporate Domains. GoDaddy announced GoDaddy Corporate Domains today. The brand-targeted registrar is a rechristening of Brandsight, a corporate domain name registrar that GoDaddy acquired as part of the Frank Schilling business acquisition. GoDaddy Corporate Domains will compete with corporate domain name registrars such as MarkMonitor, CSC, and […]

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