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November 12, 2019 11:19

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.Com slips at GoDaddy

Expirations outpaced new registrations at GoDaddy in December. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers December 2018. Something interesting happened in December: GoDaddy’s .com domains under management (DUMs) dropped. I’ve tracked monthly numbers for a long time and don’t recall this happening in […]

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GoDaddy posts 17% revenue growth in Q3

Growth across the board plus a stock buyback. GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) released Q3 2018 earnings after the market closed today. Revenue hit $680 million, up 17% year-over-year. Bookings were up 11% to $742 million. Domain revenue was $310 million, up from $272 million in the same quarter last year. It was $305 million in Q2 of […]

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Domain stocks hit hard in market

Domain name stocks haven’t been immune to the market rout. It’s been a rough week in the stock market, especially yesterday and today. The NASDAQ shed 4.7% in the past two days. There aren’t that many publicly traded domain companies anymore on the big exchanges, but here’s a look at how the remaining ones fared […]

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5 interesting things from GoDaddy’s annual report

What I learned reading GoDaddy’s 2017 10-K. Last night I sat down with a glass of Hibiki whiskey and read through GoDaddy’s (GDDY) annual report. I didn’t uncover any bombshells but here are five things that I found interesting. 1. The company has one million customers who spend $500 or more per year. This is […]

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Tucows sells some domain names to GoDaddy

GoDaddy’s NameFind is buying some domain names from Tucows. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) appears to have sold some of its domain name portfolio to GoDaddy’s (NYSE:GDDY) NameFind. Today I noticed that some domain names in Tucows’ YummyNames portfolio have undergone a Whois change. While the owner and contact details still point to YummyNames, they have an additional […]

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Shares of Web.com Up Over 13% After Hours On Takeover Rumors

Shares of Web.com (WEB) rose over 13% after hours as Reuters.com reported the company “is in talks with private equity firms after receiving takeover approaches.” The story went on to say “The buyout interest in Web.com comes as its sector has become increasingly crowded, with companies such as Wix.com Ltd, Weebly Inc and Squarespace seeking […]

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Shares of Godaddy Hit An All Time High

Shares of Godaddy (GDDY) hit an all time high today of $40.37 before closing at $40.29 which I also believe is an all time high closing price for shares of Godaddy. Shares were up over 3% at $1.23 and are up slightly after hours. I didn’t see any news today on the company. Godaddy has […]

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Godaddy’s domain revenue tops $900 million in 2016

If growth rate continues, GoDaddy’s domain name business might hit $1 billion in 2017. GoDaddy released Q4 and full year 2016 earnings after the bell today. The company reported $485.9 million in revenue for Q4, up 14.2% year-over-year. Its total 2016 revenue was $1.847.9 billion, up 15% from 2015. The company also added close to […]

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GoDaddy is buying NamesCon

World’s largest domain name registrar will own NamesCon after it completes HEG acquisition. The rumors are true–GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) is acquiring Host Europe Group. The US $1.79 billion transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of next year, and will include top European brands such as 123Reg and DomainFactory. And NamesCon. That’s right, GoDaddy […]

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How GoDaddy “uses this one simple trick” to get 56,000 more registration years per month

Hint: it’s all in the shopping cart. GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) managed to rack up 56,000 extra years of .com registrations in June. How? “Using this one simple trick!” GoDaddy’s shopping cart defaults to a five-year registration period when you place a domain name in your cart. Most people switch this back to just one year, but […]

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