Acquisition

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

      Tucows yesterday reported an 11% increase in revenue for 2016, driven partly by an acquisition, but warned that its more recent acquisition, eNom, may be shrinking. The company reported revenue for 2016 of $189.8 million, up from $171 million in 2015. Net income was up 41% at $16 million. For the fourth quarter, revenue was up 9% year-on-year at $48.8 million. Net income was down 9% at $2.

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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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  • Rightside sells eNom to Tucows for $83.5m

    … Tucows is to become “the second largest registrar in the world” by acquiring eNom from Rightside, paying $83.5 million. The deal will give Tucows another 14.5 million domains under management and 28,000 resellers, giving it a total of 29 million DUM and 40,000 resellers. That DUM number, which appears to include ccTLDs, makes Tucows…

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  • NCC sells Open Registry at huge discount

    … it, but the domain itself doesn’t seem to resolve right now. NCC said that €2 million will be paid up front and €1.75 million will be deferred for 18 months. Tweet Tagged: acquisition, artemis, chip, key-systems, keydrive, ncc, open registry, terrain.com, tmch, trust …

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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

    …, which Donuts said closed last month, have not been disclosed. Donuts said it will migrate .irish to its own infrastructure March 1, 2017. All policies and protection mechanisms that apply to the rest of the 198-strong Donuts stables will be applied to .irish, the company said. Tweet Tagged: .irish, acquisition, donuts, dot-irish, new gTLDs …

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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

    … owner should master: 1) Web traffic: what kind and where is it coming from? Image credit and all subsequent image credits: Google Analytics Web traffic is essentially a blanket category that encompasses the majority of the metrics listed below; making it one of the most important measures that startup owners should be analyzing. In addition…

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

    … The would-be dot-brand gTLD .observer will actually open as an unrestricted generic after the contract was bought out by Top Level Spectrum. TLS, which has a small portfolio of gTLDs already, bought out the ICANN contract from UK newspaper published Guardian News and Media a couple of months ago, it emerged today. The Observer is the title…

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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

    … Registry upstart StartingDot has sold its small portfolio of new gTLDs to Afilias. .archi, .bio and .ski are the three components of the package. While the size of the deal was not disclosed, retail prices and zone file volumes suggest the portfolio probably brings in about $2 million a year in revenue. The biggest seller of the three…

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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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  • ClickDealer Expands with Buying Fiksu Tech

    ClickDealer, a global performance marketing agency, has acquired the assets of Fiksu, the data-fueled mobile marketing technology company, and is excited to welcome them to the ClickDealer family. Fiksu’s FreeMyApps, DSP and more will augment ClickDealer’s own in-house mobile solutions by increasing their functionality while Fiksu will gain access to ClickDealer’s sales prospec ...

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  • FiveStars Digs Deeper Into Customer Data to Get Beyond ‘Loyalty’

    … of the daily deals boom. How did that dynamic affect the way loyalty companies developed, and how they’re perceived in the market today? When we were starting FiveStars five years ago, Groupon was really blowing up, and everyone was talking about daily deals. I was employed by the consulting firm McKinsey at the time, and in my role there I helped a lot…

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