Acquisition

    • Accenture Joins Forces with Emmy Award Winning Content Producer Mackevision

      A Power Couple Content corporation Accenture has teamed up with German-based Mackevision, the Emmy award-winning creative team behind Game of Thrones’ most stunningly gorgeous visual effects, to elevate their extended reality 3D visual and animation capabilities. This acquisition opens up new doors for Accenture’s visually enhanced AR and VR campaigns and gives clients a new way to advertise.

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  • CentralNic now owns .sk after $30m deal closes

    … CentralNic has just closed its acquisition of SK-NIC, the ccTLD operator for Slovakia, the company announced today. The London-based firm announced the deal back in August, when it was to be worth €21.27 million up front, with a deferred performance-related cash payout of €4.85 million cash over three years. But the deal, originally intended…

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  • CentralNic promises $30 million .sk will only ever mean “Slovakia”

    … CentralNic has committed that it will not repurpose Slovakian ccTLD .sk to mean anything other than “Slovakia”, following its purchase of SK-NIC this week. The acquisition of the Bratislava-based registry, which will cost between €21 million and €26 million ($25 million to $31 million) depending on performance, has been controversial…

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  • Donuts to complete Rightside acquisition tonight

    … Donuts is on the verge of closing its acquisition of coopetitor Rightside, after the vast majority of Rightside shareholders agreed to sell up. Rightside just disclosed that owners of 92% of its shares — 17,740,054 shares — have agreed to sell at Donuts’ offer price of $10.60 per share. That means the remaining 8% of shares that were…

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  • GoDaddy flips hosting business for $456 million

    … GoDaddy has sold off its recently acquired PlusServer business for €397 million ($456 million). The buyer is a private equity firm, BC Partners. The registrar had taken control of the business when it spent $1.79 billion on Host Europe Group earlier this year, but had said from the start that the asset was for sale. PlusServer sells hosting…

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  • ICANN gives the nod to Donuts-Rightside merger

    … ICANN has given its consent to the acquisition of Rightside by rival new gTLD registry Donuts, according to the companies. The nod means that one barrier to the $213 million deal has been lifted. Rightside, which is listed on Nasdaq, still needs the majority of its shareholders to agree to the deal and to satisfy other customary closing…

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  • GoDaddy launches security service after Securi acquisition

    … GoDaddy has revealed the first fruits of its March acquisition of web security service provider Securi. It’s GoDaddy Website Security, what appears to be a budget version of the services Securi already offers on a standalone basis. For $6.99 per month, the service monitors your web site for malware and removes it upon request. It also keeps…

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  • BREAKING: Donuts to pay $213 million for Rightside

    … Kevin Murphy, June 14, 2017, 12:39:00 (UTC), Domain Registries Donuts is to acquire Rightside for $213 million, the companies have just announced. The $10.60 per share cash offer represents a 12% premium over Rightside’s average closing share price over the last 30 days. The two gTLD registries are already partners, with Rightside providing…

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  • Web.com in takeover talks – report

    … and is involved in secondary market plays SnapNames and NameJet. The company had 2016 revenue of $710 million and a market capitalization prior to the report of $1.1 billion. Its shares surged on the news. Related posts (automatically generated): GoDaddy will pay $1.79 billion for HEG in major Euro expansion Companies losing $10 BILLION by ignoring new gTLDs — report GoDaddy in talks to buy massive registrar Host Europe – report Tweet Tagged: acquisition, web.com Add Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. …

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  • Key-Systems buys reseller EDC

    … by Nikolaj Borge and Christopher Hofman Laursen and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Its selling point has been its willingness to offer offer its customers the broadest range of gTLD and ccTLD options. It’s been a customer of RRPproxy, Key-Systems’ reseller network, since 2008. As it’s been using the Key-Systems IANA number all this time, it’s not possible to get an accurate figure for its domains under management from ICANN reports. Tweet Tagged: acquisition, edc, european domain centre, key=systems, rrpproxy …

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  • XYZ acquires .storage, its 10th gTLD

    … XYZ.com said today that it has acquired the half-launched new gTLD .storage from its original owner. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but CEO Daniel Negari said in a blog post that it has been funded using some of the “excess of cash flow” from sales of .xyz domains. The original .storage registry was ExtraSpace Storage, which rents…

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  • Activist investor says eNom was sold too cheap

    … J Carlo Cannell, the activist investor who has been circling Rightside for the last year or so, was unimpressed with the company’s recent sale of eNom to Tucows. In a letter published as a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week, Cannell announced that he has started up a support group for fellow “concerned” investors…

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  • Tucows says eNom may be shrinking as Melbourne IT drives 2016 growth

    … under the hood and get a better sense of the platform as we will with all of the operations, the long-term plan might be different. The acquisition was “overwhelmingly about generating scale and realizing cost efficiencies”, Noss said. Tucows paid $83.5 million for eNom, which has about $155 million in annual revenue and is expected to generate about $20 million in EBITDA per year after efficiencies are realized. Tweet Tagged: acquisition, earnings, enom, hover, melbourne it, rightside, tucows …

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