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Digging into Tucows’ annual report

Some notable items from Tucows’ 10-k. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) filed its annual report yesterday. Here are some things I found interesting: 1. The company now has 558 full-time employees. With $329 million in revenue, that’s about $600k of revenue per employee. 2. Tucows had 22.3M domains under management (DUM) on its own accreditations at the end […]

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Namecheap accuses GoDaddy of delaying transfers

GoDaddy broke ICANN rules and US competition law by delaying outbound domain transfers yesterday, and not for the first time, according to angry rival Namecheap. March 6 was Namecheap’s annual Move Your Domain Day, a promotion under which it donates $1.50 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation for every inbound transfer from another registrar. It’s a […]

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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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SpamHaus ranks most-botted TLDs and registrars

Namecheap and Uniregistry have emerged as two of the most-abused domain name companies, using statistics on botnet command and control centers released by SpamHaus this week. SpamHaus data shows that over a quarter of all botnet C&Cs found during the year were using NameCheap as their registrar. It also shows that almost 1% of domains […]

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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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Namecheap turns 17 and has a renewal special

Namecheap is turning 17 and they are giving customers a deal on domain renewals. Celebrate with us! What we included above are just brief glimpses into our customer stories. We invite you to read the full stories on our website. We know we’ve only scratched the surface of finding the everyday superheroes that use Namecheap. […]

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NameCheap and Daily Stormer : CEO faced freedom of speech vs. inciting violence dilemma

NameCheap declined services to the controversial Daily Stormer web site, and in particular its re-incarnation in .LOL. After being ousted by GoDaddy and declined by Google’s registrar, the Daily Stormer sought refuge in the .RU ccTLD; it was short-lived there as well. Richard Kinkerdall, CEO of NameCheap, faced a dilemma regarding freedom of speech versus […]

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.Com Winners & Losers

Here are the registrars that did best (and worst) with .com in February. ICANN has published the latest official .com transactions report from Verisign, which includes data by registrar for February 2017. Here’s a look at how the registrars fared with new registrations and transfers in February: Here are the top 5 registrars in February […]

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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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NameCheap : No love for Tucows?

NameCheap is apparently going on its own as an ICANN-accredited registrar, and not following eNom in the lap of Tucows. The latter, acquired eNom from Rightside, and NameCheap was an eNom (super) reseller for many years; the ICANN accreditation came in 2013. Now, domains registered at NameCheap don’t display eNom as the registrar, but NameCheap […]

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