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June 18, 2018 13:06

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Rightside gets its first shareholder lawsuit after acquisition announcement

Unsurprisingly, Rightside has been sued after announcing its planned sale to Donuts. The lawyers are circling. Seattle law firm Breskin Johnson & Townsend PLLC has filed a lawsuit (pdf) on behalf of Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) shareholder Susan Paskowitz challenging the deal Rightside struck to be acquired by Donuts for $213 million. The suit seeks class action […]

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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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Early .VIP results suggest 70%+ plus renewal rate

More than 60% of first-month registrations already renewed. MMX’s .VIP domain name has been a big success right out of the gate in terms of registration volume. It has China to thank; over 700,000 of its roughly 800,000 registrations are at Chinese domain name registrars. Hitting its first anniversary the big question was how many […]

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Rightside has sold over 400 two letter domain names

Average sales price is over $1,000 and they come with premium renewals. Rightside began offering two-letter domain names under its 40 top level domain names back in September. The company has sold 416 of these domain names to date, the company told Domain Name Wire. The total revenue from these domains is $483,130, or an […]

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The accidentally successful top level domain names

Is there a lesson for new TLDs in the success of .io and .ly? Over the weekend I was listening to last week’s DNW Podcast again and thinking about Mike Carson’s thoughts on ccTLDs that have taken off compared to new TLDs. One thing struck me as I thought about this: some of the most […]

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.Eco loser threatens registrars

Guy who got an early trademark for .eco sends a nastygram to registrars and Afilias. One of the core tenants of the new top level domain name application process was that being the first to announce your interest in a particular domain (or even marketing it, for that matter) didn’t give you rights to the […]

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And the Most Biased New TLD Is …

For several articles now, we’ve been talking about national bias in Country / nTLD pairs. It’s no surprise that .WIEN skews toward Austria, since Wien (a.k.a. Vienna) is the country’s capital. And we’d expect .IMMOBILIEN to be registered at a higher rate in Austria as well as Germany, since it is, after all, a German word. But […]

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Countries with Weird TLD Habits

Every country registers nTLDs according to its own taste – whether that’s .PARIS in France, .TIENDA in Spain, or .CLUB in Canada. Many nations take part in global trends; so their TLD habits might be similar. Yet some countries are very inward looking, showing peculiar affection for TLDs the rest of the planet ignores. Alright, then. […]

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XYZ buys .Storage top level domain name

XYZ gets its tenth top level domain name XYZ, the company that runs the .xyz domain name, has added a tenth top level domain name to its stable. The company announced this morning that it has acquired the .storage top level domain name. Self Storage Co., a subsidiary of self-storage giant Extra Space Storage, Inc., […]

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Local Popularity & Global Influence: Nations and nTLDs

Joseph Peterson continues his look at new top level domain names and their popularity across the world. No beating around the bush. Let’s start with an example. .BERLIN is 1290 times more popular inside Germany than outside. And Germany is 48 times more significant for .BERLIN than for other nTLDs. In the Cayman Islands, .PROPERTY is […]

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