Acquisition

  • Activist investor says eNom was sold too cheap

    … of the company a year ago. At that time, he called for the company to ditch its “garbage” new gTLD registries in favor of a focus on its higher-margin eNom business. He was supported by Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling, then also a Rightside investor in addition to a competitor. Tweet Tagged: acquisition, cannell, enom, j carlo cannell, rightside, tucows …

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

    … and related services. In the fourth quarter, revenue was $30 million for this segment. Of that, $23.1 million came from domains sold via its wholesale network and $3.8 million came from Hover, its retail channel. CEO Elliot Noss noted that the acquisition of the eNom wholesale registrar business from Rightside last month made Tucows easily the second…

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  • Rightside sells eNom to Tucows for $83.5m

    … retention. For Rightside, the company said the spin-off will allow it to focus on vertical integration between its gTLD registry business and its consumer-facing registrar, Name.com. Rightside had come in for a certain amount of high-profile investor criticism for its dogged focus on new gTLDs at the expense of its eNom and Name.com businesses…

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  • NCC sells Open Registry at huge discount

    … CVBA, a tiny registrar. Sensirius CVBA, the original Open Registry company, a new gTLD consultancy. Missing from that list is Artemis, the new gTLD registry for .trust, which NCC separately acquired from Deutsche Post for an undisclosed sum in February 2014. NCC is also keeping hold of its data escrow business, which is widely used by gTLD…

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  • Factors in Purchasing a Marketing Automation Platform

    … as implementation, maintenance, testing and optimization costs. As a rule of thumb, we ask our clients to map out their customers’ journeys: Acquisition – For each product and each source of leads, what’s the journey that a prospect takes to become a customer? Include traditional resources, referral resources, and online resources. You’ll be able to see…

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  • Neustar agrees to go private in $2.9 billion deal

    … Struggling infrastructure services firm and domain registry Neustar is set to go private in a $2.9 billion deal. The company, best known for .biz, .co and .us, has agreed to be bought out by a group led by Golden Gate Capital. The $33.50-per-share offer, announced on Wednesday and which Neustar’s board has approved, is a 45% premium over…

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  • Donuts acquires stagnant .irish TLD

    … in the Irish diaspora. Registrar support does not seem to have been the issue. Registrars with reach, including Tucows, Name.com, Host Europe Group and Go Daddy all sell the names. Pricing may be a factor. While Blacknight promotes .irish prominently for about $10 a year, elsewhere prices can range from $40 to $50. The terms of the acquisition…

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  • GoDaddy will pay $1.79 billion for HEG in major Euro expansion

    … GoDaddy is to substantially increase the size of its European operation with the $1.79 billion acquisition of Host Europe Group. The market-leading registrar confirmed yesterday earlier reports that it was on track to buy HEG, which counts several big-name British and German registrars among its brands. The deal is worth €1.69 billion ($1.79…

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  • Oracle buys Dyn just weeks after huge attack

    … Oracle has signed a deal to buy DNS services provider Dyn for an undisclosed amount probably in the nine-figure range. The software giant said it plans to integrate Dyn’s services into its existing cloud computing platform. For the moment, existing Dyn customers are unaffected. Dyn provides distributed DNS resolution services mainly…

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  • 10 marketing metrics to master for first-time startup owners

    … (see number 4). Furthermore, multiple visitors are what cause a new customer to become a loyal one, and one you should incorporate into (and market to) your target audience. If you’re not seeing a large number of return visitors, think about changing the content on your site. 7) Customer acquisition cost It’s not just returning customers that should…

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  • First dot-brand gTLD to go generic after TLS deal

    …-brand, albeit one that that not yet gone live, being taken over by a portfolio gTLD player. Westerdal said he’s looking for more, similar acquisition opportunities. The gTLD is currently in pre-delegation testing, with no published go-live date. The Guardian had signed a Registry Agreement containing Specification 9. That allows registries…

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  • NamesCon confirms three more shows after being acquired

    … NamesCon says it has booked the venue for three more years of domain name conferences, following its acquisition this week. The conference organizers said today that it has been acquired by 13-year-old German events outfit WorldHostingDays, which usually focuses on the hosting market, for an undisclosed sum. NamesCon said in a press release…

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  • Afilias buys three gTLDs from Starting Dot

    … a month away. All three sell predominantly through European registrars. Starting Dot is itself based in Paris and Dublin. The deal seem to have been struck due to Afilias’ we-buy-any-TLD offer, which executives discussed with us a year ago. Afilias said that StartingDot execs Godefroy Jordan and Stephane Van Gelder will continue to be employed for a transition period. Tweet Tagged: .archi, .bio, .ski, acquisition, afilias, new gTLDs, startingdot …

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  • MarkMonitor to change hands in $3.55 billion deal

    …. The company revealed plans to get rid of the unit last November. Analysts said it was not core to its growth strategy. Thomson Reuters acquired then privately held MarkMonitor for an undisclosed sum in 2012. Tweet Tagged: acquisition, markmonitor, thomson reuters …

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  • SGN Acquires TinyCo, Maker of Marvel Avengers Academy

    … Mobile game company SGN announced it has acquired TinyCo, the developer behind the Marvel Avengers Academy and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff mobile games. SGN said the acquisition will ‘diversify’ its game lineup. Created in 2010 by MySpace co-founder and former CEO Chris DeWolfe, SGN is the maker of Cookie Jam and Panda Pop, among others…

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