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January 19, 2018 11:15

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Black Friday: $3.99 .com domains

There are discounts on .com domains this Black Friday. As expected, lots of domain name registrars are offering discounted domain names today for Black Friday. Many have deals on new top level domains, but the deals are no better than what you can expect other times of the year. (.xyz for 50 cents? I’ll buy […]

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Huge changes at Name.com after Rightside merger with Donuts

The finalization of the Rightside – Donuts Inc. acquisition deal is now complete, and Name.com, will soon face huge changes. Gone are the days where Taco Friday runs would take Name.com uber guy, Jared Ewy, to the edge of his wits: “Man, I’m gonna miss this type of activity at lunch time. We were free, […]

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Analyzing Donuts’ deal to acquire Rightside

Rightside had to sell and Donuts is the logical buyer. Last week, Donuts agreed to acquire Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) for $213 million. As luck would have it, I was vacationing in Costa Rica when the deal was announced. I gave some initial thoughts right after the news broke, and now I’ve had more time to […]

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Five myths and facts about the new gTLDs

Assumptions related to the new gTLDs can cost domain investors and entrepreneurs money. Rightside’s Name.com division put together a list of five myths about the new gTLDs, and their matching facts, to help dispel such misconceptions. Myth: Nobody knows that new domains exist Fact: End users are adopting and using new domains as primary website […]

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Jared Ewy of Name .com : Hilarious spoof of the BBC interview

The video of a security expert whose kids walked in during his BBC interview, went viral last week. Jared Ewy, comedian extraordinaire and occasional Name.com executive, created a spoof version of that video. What can we say; it’s a great demonstration of Jared’s comedic talent, and although it was suggested by us, Jared utilized his […]

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Taco Friday fails as Name.com order of 4 dozen gets “a-hole” response at Torchy’s

A bunch of Name.com employees were looking forward to a fun Friday with plenty of tacos to go. So they ordered four dozen tacos from Torchy’s in Denver, Colorado – that’s 48 tacos for those of you that failed to do your multiplication tables in grade school. That was for 18 guys and gals over […]

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Name.com breaks the Internet with dangerous Lady Gaga stunt!

Name.com broke the Internet earlier today; a video featuring Jared Ewy as “Lady Gaga” went viral. Inspired by the Super Bowl (aka “Big Game”) performance of Lady Gaga, Jared sported a tinfoil dress, a blonde wig, and rather excessive makeup. After taking a leap of faith with no supportive bungee cords, the Name.com comedian emerged […]

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Rightside sells eNom to Tucows for $83.5m

Tucows is to become “the second largest registrar in the world” by acquiring eNom from Rightside, paying $83.5 million. The deal will give Tucows another 14.5 million domains under management and 28,000 resellers, giving it a total of 29 million DUM and 40,000 resellers. That DUM number, which appears to include ccTLDs, makes Tucows the […]

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RightSide cuts super-premium fees in half, drops premium renewals

New gTLD registry RightSide has slashed the minimum price of its so-called “Platinum” tier premium domains and dropped renewal fees for these domains down to an affordable level. The price changes come as part of two new marketing initiatives designed to start shifting more of its 14,000-strong portfolio of super-premiums through brokers and registrar partners. […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly – Name.com

“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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