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January 18, 2018 02:04

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Chinese resellers cut off from .Au domain names

Registry sites fraud in a decision to halt .au registrations from Chinese resellers. No more .au for Chinese resellers. .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), the registry for Australia’s .au domain names, has instructed Tucows to cut off Chinese resellers from .au domain names. Tucows operates both the OpenSRS and Enom reseller platforms, making it by […]

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Tucows revenue rockets after Enom buy

Tucows saw its revenue from domain names more than double in the second quarter, following the acquisition of rival Enom. The company this week reported domain services revenue for the three months ending June 30 of $62.8 million, compared to $28.4 million a year ago. That was part of overall growth of 78%, with revenue […]

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Domain transfers past expiration : It won’t work with eNom!

In a recent article about domain transfers past expiration, we came to the conclusion that they are feasible. Most domain registrars these days take a non-aggressive stance to losing customers, in hopes that overall they’ll attract more. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with eNom and its antiquated back-end interface, so an update is due on […]

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Prices of .TV; .XXX, .Porn, .Sex, .Adult Domain Names all set to Rise on September 1st

The wholesale price set by the registry of .TV, .XXX, .Porn and .Adult are all increasing on September 1, 2017 and registrars are of course raising their prices on these extensions for registrations and renewals Of course the price of the domain name you will pay will vary registrar to registrar. The Wholesale cost of […]

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How Rightside sold itself

There were lots of twists and turns over the past year as Rightside sold itself. Domain name company Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) announced last month that it would be acquired by Donuts for $213 million. This ended a long and winding road for the company as it began exploring strategic options last year. It has Donuts to […]

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Two national holidays and a wedding : Where’s the domain, eNom & Tucows?

WTF? It seems that eNom and Tucows are “jerking” around in the middle of a long weekend, that includes a Canadian 150th anniversary and the July 4th national holiday in the US. Domain investor, Francois Carrillo, is having a serious issue with one of his premium domains at eNom, and no response from eNom – […]

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Tucows shifts expired domain name inventory to NameJet

Move comes after Tucows acquired an interest in NameJet earlier this year. Tucows, the world’s second largest domain name registrar, has stopped sending its expired domain name inventory to GoDaddy and will instead send it to NameJet. Tucows just switched its expired domain partner to GoDaddy in September after previously using SnapNames. It was the […]

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January data show why Rightside sold eNom: Namecheap

Namecheap made a wholesale switch to its own accreditation in January. ICANN has published data from Verisign about .com activity in January, and it reveals a good reason why Rightside sold eNom to Tucows. Namecheap. Namecheap has always been a big part of eNom’s business. It has historically accounted for about a quarter of eNom’s […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly – Enom

“The good, the bad and the ugly” An opportunity for readers to discuss what they like and don’t like about a particular company in the domain space. Each post will deal with just one company, readers are encouraged to share their positive and negative experiences. Suggestions for improvement are also encouraged. One of the goals […]

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Two Tucows execs are leaving

CFO and CIO announced their resignations this month. Two Tucows executives have recently notified the company that they are leaving. Last week, Chief Financial Officer Michael Cooperman announced that he was retiring after 18 years with the company. He will remain an advisor to the company when he leaves April 1. Dave Singh, current Vice […]

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