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Uniregistry marketplace features GoDaddy should keep

Here are three features of Uniregistry’s marketplace that I hope GoDaddy keeps post-acquisition. Yesterday, GoDaddy announced that it is acquiring Uniregistry, the Uniregistry marketplace, and the Name Administration domain name portfolio. In an interview with Domain Name Wire, GoDaddy VP of Aftermarket Paul Nicks said GoDaddy plans to retain much of what Uniregistry has built. […]

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DAN.com domain name platform raises series A funding

Company will use money to accelerate platform roadmap. DAN.com has raised a series A financing. Domain name sales platform DAN.com has raised a multi-million-dollar Series A round backed by Airbridge Equity Partners. The company did not disclose the exact amount of the investment. Airbridge will be a minority owner after the investment. Dan.com founder Reza […]

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Verisign expects at least $1.125 billion revenue in 2020 even without price increases

Company doesn’t bake price increases into guidance. .Com registry Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) expects to generate $1.250 billion to $1.265 billion in revenue next year, even without price increases in .com, the company disclosed yesterday. That compares to $1.232 billion in 2019. The numbers could be better if Verisign enacts a 7% increase in the wholesale […]

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NamesCon 2020 was a hit but could be even better next year

Moving to Austin was a smart move, and next year could be even better. GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani talks at NamesCon NamesCon Global 2020 is in the books. The conference took place last Wednesday through Saturday in Austin, Texas. The move to Austin after many years in Las Vegas was a significant risk for NamesCon, […]

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Domain name industry consolidation needs to have its limits

Domain name industry consolidation is necessary, but competition is crucial. As I walked around NamesCon yesterday, I saw the signs of consolidation in the domain name industry. There’s Hexonet, now part of CentralNic, which has gobbled up many domain companies. Enom is now part of Tucows. There’s GoDaddy, which acquired Host Europe Group. Heck, GoDaddy […]

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Google’s new search results pages: love it or hate it?

Desktop results still show the domain name but mobile results don’t. Google recently changed its desktop search results to look more like its mobile search results. This includes showing the site’s favicon, second level and top level domain, title, and snippet. It also bolds the ‘ad’ tag before ads. I’ll be honest, it’s giving me […]

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NamesCon sets dates for summer show in Budapest

Domain investing conference will hold its 2020 summer show in Budapest. Just a week before its big show in Austin, NamesCon has finalized the dates for its summer show in Europe. The conference will take place August 6-8, 2020 at the Budapest Marriott Hotel on the bank of the Danube. Budapest appears to have beautiful […]

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DAN.com enhances domain financing options

Sellers can now let buyers pay over up to 60 months. Dan.com launched an improved domain financing system today, allowing payments to be spread over up to 60 months. Domain name sales platform Dan.com has upgraded its domain name financing options. Previously, sellers could allow buyers to extend payments over 12 months. The new financing […]

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Full NamesCon schedule released, GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani to keynote

Bhutani to speak at “Domain Economic Forum”. GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani will keynote NamesCon Global 2020. NamesCon has published the full schedule for its event taking place in Austin January 29-February 1. Aman Bhutani, who became the CEO of GoDaddy last year, will be the main keynote speaker. Bhutani will speak on January 30 at […]

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Namecheap launches Validation.com for identity verification

System makes it easy for businesses to verify the identity of customers. Validation.com makes it easier for businesses to verify the identity of customers. Namecheap has launched a new identity verification service using a great domain name: Validation.com. The service lets businesses confirm the identity of customers for various purposes, including chargeback prevent and Know […]

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