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Endurance domain revenue dips

Endurance International put in a poor show when it came to domains name sales in 2018. Revenue and average revenue per registrant were both down in the fourth quarter and full-year results, which were announced this morning. Endurance’s registrar business includes BigRock, Domain.com, FastDomain, PublicDomainRegistry.com and others. Combined, those four brands account for almost 10 […]

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More consolidation? Endurance said to be up for sale

Endurance International Group is reportedly up for sale, perhaps the next piece of consolidation or privatization in a rapidly changing domain name market. Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, reports today that EIG is “is considering strategic options, including a possible sale”. EIG owns domain brands Domain.com, BigRock, BuyDomains and ResellerClub, along with a bunch of hosting […]

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GoDaddy Auctions is pulling back some expired domains that were at Endurance

Domains from partner registrar were mistakenly sent to GoDaddy for auctioning. Over the weekend, a Domain Name Wire reader noticed that expired domain names from some domain name registrars had been pulled from GoDaddy Auctions. This included domain names that already had bids. When I looked the domains up, it seemed that some of them […]

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.Com’s Top Registrars

These are the biggest registrars for .com domain names. ICANN has released Verisign’s most recent official breakdown of domain transactions by registrar. The data are from October. In October, these were the top 10 registrars in terms of new .com registrations: 1. GoDaddy.com 942,007* 2. Tucows 197,433** 3. Endurance 170,597+ 4. NameCheap Inc. 132,524 5. […]

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Endurance losing founder-CEO next week

Endurance International, the parent company of registrar brands including Public Domain Registry, BuyDomains, Domain.com and BigRock, will see its founding CEO resign next week. The company said this week that Hari Ravichandran will be replaced by Jeff Fox, most recently chair of customer relationship management software vendor Convergys, on August 22. Endurance, which makes about […]

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Endurance splashes out $1.1 billion on Constant Contact

Endurance International is to acquire email marketing company Constant Contact for $1.1 billion. The $32-a-share cash offer, a 23% premium on Constant Contact’s Friday closing price, has been approved by both boards. Endurance counts registrars BigRock, Domain.com and ResellerClub among its portfolio of brands, which also includes hosting companies HostGator and BlueHost. The company said […]

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Endurance continues to roll up, acquires BuyDomains

NameMedia sells off domain name portfolio. Publicly traded Endurance International Group continued its roll up of the webhosting and domain name business last quarter with the acquisition of BuyDomains, the company announced today. In his prepared statements for its quarterly earnings call, Endurance CEO Hari Ravichandran said: Second, we closed the acquisition of BuyDomains, a […]

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Turakhia brothers: How to make $100 million dollars before the age of 40

The Times of India have a special feature article that includes brothers Divyank Turakhia, 32 and Bhavin Turakhia, 34 – the Internet entrepreneurs from India, known for their involvement in several domain ventures. Titled, “How to make $100 million before turning 40″, the article includes other successful Indian entrepreneurs, who achieved the feat of amassing […]

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Turakhia brothers: Millionaire investors focusing on gTLD domains

Brothers Bhavin Turakhia and Divyank Turakhia are barely into their thirties, and yet, the Indian entrepreneurs became multi-millionaires, after Endurance International Group acquired the web business part of Directi for approximately $100 million dollars. A fresh article in the Economic Times of India, details the early steps of the two brothers, beginning with a small […]

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Directi joins Domain.com family in $100m deal

Endurance International, the holding company behind brands such as Domain.com and HostGator has closed the acquisition of top ten registrar Directi and some related companies. The acquisition, which was announced last September is worth between $100 million and $110 million — $25.5 million in cash and the rest in shares and a promissory note. The […]

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