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January 17, 2018 05:05

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Tucows moves expired domain names back to GoDaddy Auctions

Move back to GoDaddy suggests that GoDaddy generates substantially more revenue per domain for registrars. Domain name registrar Tucows has moved its expired domain name inventory back to GoDaddy Auctions, Domain Name Wire has discovered. In September 2016, Tucows became the first third-party registrar to send its expired domain inventory to GoDaddy Auctions, switching from […]

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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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.Com Winners & Losers Update

How registrars fared with .com in the most recent reports. ICANN published the latest official .com transactions report from Verisign today which includes data by registrar for August 2017. Here are the top registrars in terms of new .com registrations for August. There were no changes in ranking from July. 1. GoDaddy* 922,658 2. Tucows** […]

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Shut for fraud : List of domains at Tucows that got on the black list

Engaging in unlawful activities, such as spamming, phishing and other crime, can get your domains banned and blocked. Despite what some people seem to think, one cannot register a domain name and break the law with it. Per ICANN regulations, Domain registrars are obligated to handle such unlawful activity reports, and respond by freezing the […]

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Chinese resellers cut off from .Au domain names

Registry sites fraud in a decision to halt .au registrations from Chinese resellers. No more .au for Chinese resellers. .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), the registry for Australia’s .au domain names, has instructed Tucows to cut off Chinese resellers from .au domain names. Tucows operates both the OpenSRS and Enom reseller platforms, making it by […]

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Why lower prices at NameJet might mean more money for everyone

A lower starting price is a bet on higher sell-through rates. NameJet is lowering the starting bid prices on a number of direct-transfer expiring domain names. These are the domains that are registered at partner registrars and don’t go through the full pending delete cycle. Domains from Tucows (which owns half of NameJet) will be […]

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Rewind: Tucows for $1.00, go-go parking revenue and CreditCards.com

A look back at the domaining world ten years ago this month. Remember 2007? It was go-go times in the stock market and we didn’t know what was about to happen. The great recession was knocking on the door. I just took a look back at Domain Name Wire’s archives to see what I was […]

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Tucows revenue rockets after Enom buy

Tucows saw its revenue from domain names more than double in the second quarter, following the acquisition of rival Enom. The company this week reported domain services revenue for the three months ending June 30 of $62.8 million, compared to $28.4 million a year ago. That was part of overall growth of 78%, with revenue […]

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How Rightside sold itself

There were lots of twists and turns over the past year as Rightside sold itself. Domain name company Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) announced last month that it would be acquired by Donuts for $213 million. This ended a long and winding road for the company as it began exploring strategic options last year. It has Donuts to […]

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Two national holidays and a wedding : Where’s the domain, eNom & Tucows?

WTF? It seems that eNom and Tucows are “jerking” around in the middle of a long weekend, that includes a Canadian 150th anniversary and the July 4th national holiday in the US. Domain investor, Francois Carrillo, is having a serious issue with one of his premium domains at eNom, and no response from eNom – […]

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