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GoDaddy’s Uniregistry acquisition was for less than $200 million

Annual report shows that deal was for less than $200 million. We now have a better idea of how much GoDaddy paid to acquire Uniregistry and Frank Schilling’s domain name portfolio. GoDaddy issued its annual report today. The report states: In February 2020, we entered into agreements for two acquisitions with an aggregate purchase price […]

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Namecheap posts $149 million revenue in 2019

Topline grew 18.7% in 2019. Domain name registrar Namecheap generated $149 million in revenue in 2019, up 18.7% from its 2018 total. The company focused on higher-quality domain names in 2019, eschewing the sub-dollar domains it pushed in prior years. As a result, its domains under management remained fairly steady at 10.5 million. It added […]

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GoDaddy earnings send stock up after hours

Domain name and web presence powerhouse beat expectations in Q4. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) reported Q4 2019 earnings this afternoon that pleased Wall Street. Shares were up over 5% in after-hours trading. The company reported $780.4 revenue for the quarter, up 12.2% from the same quarter of 2018. Revenue for the year was $2.9881 billion, up […]

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What GoDaddy’s acquisition of Uniregistry means for domain investors

Less competition for expired domains, but less competition for registrars, too. Earlier today, GoDaddy announced that it is acquiring Uniregistry and Frank Schilling’s domain name portfolio. Here are some ways this will impact the domain name industry. Less competition for expired domains: Let’s start with some good news for domain name investors: Frank will no […]

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GoDaddy acquires Uniregistry and Frank Schilling’s domain portfolio

Major acquisition shakes up domain name investor landscape. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) is acquiring the Uniregistry registrar and marketplace, Frank Schilling’s Name Administration domain name portfolio, and other associated assets for an undisclosed amount. It is not buying Uniregistry’s top level domain name business. Uniregistry employees will stay on with the company, and Uniregistry offices in […]

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PayPal SVP Leah Sweet joins GoDaddy board

Sweet replaces Silver Lake co-CEO Mondre. Leah Sweet Leah Sweet, currently Senior Vice President at PayPal, has joined GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) board of directors. She is replacing Greg Mondre, who resigned to spend more time on his new role as co-CEO of Silver Lake. Silver Lake was one of three private equity firms that acquired […]

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Latest .com rankings

Here’s how registrars performed in the latest monthly report. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers October 2019. There was a bit of shakeup in the top 10 list as has become common. Web.com was helped by nearly 78,000 registrations at Crazy Domains. […]

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CentralNic reports $109 million revenue in 2019

CentralNic joins the nine-figure revenue club. CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC), a rollup of domain name companies, announced today that its unaudited 2019 revenue was $109 million. That’s up 95% year-over-year, buoyed by a full year of KeyDrive revenue. I expect revenue to surge further in 2020 thanks to the acquisition of internet advertising company Team […]

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Aman Bhutani NamesCon live blog

Aman Bhutani GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) new CEO, Aman Bhutani, is giving a keynote presentation at NamesCon in Austin, Texas this afternoon. This is a live blog. The presentation is called Sushi, Onions and Domain Investors. Bhutani said that in the past, they looked at people like those in the room at NamesCon as suppliers…suppliers of […]

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Top 10 registrars in China

These Chinese companies are top domain name registrars. I get asked from time to time which domain registrars are the best in China and which of them offer services in English. Well, hopefully you’ll find your answers in this article. The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) surveys the domain industry every year […]

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