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June 18, 2018 13:22

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My thoughts on Tucows’ earnings report

Tucows reported nice increases in revenue and income. There are changes afoot in its business, though. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported first quarter earnings after the market closed Wednesday. The headline numbers are: Net revenue up 38% YoY to $95.8 million Net income up 53% YoY to 3.7 million Adjusted EBITDA up 64% YoY to $10.4 million […]

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Consensus be damned: here’s how transfers will work at Tucows after GDPR

Tucows will follow TechOps subcommittee recommendation for domain transfers as ICANN figures out what to do. Here’s the thing about GDPR and domain name registrars/registries: if they wait for ICANN to figure out how to address GDPR, it will be too late to make the necessary changes to comply with the law. GDPR enforcement goes […]

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Enom pricing increase has some customers pissed off

I was reading a post at Namepros and then Mike forwarded me an email with a similar sentiment. Enom is going to be moving people down a tier and some are pretty pissed off. Namepros member WebInceptions posted: I’ve been with eNom through thick and thin from nearly their beginning, and have spend well over […]

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Tucows changes domain name price structure

New pricing structure draws ire of some customers. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX), owner of the dominant reseller domain name platforms Enom and OpenSRS, is introducing new pricing on both of its platforms. The pricing is not uniform across the brands. The pricing structure looks somewhat like an airline mileage club, requiring a minimum annual spend and number […]

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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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