Acquisition

    • 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 in Slovakia, with many leading registrars ...

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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

    … to larger companies, which have more demanding support needs that small-business-focused GoDaddy is accustomed to dealing with. The unit was bringing in annual revenue approaching $100 million per year. GoDaddy said it planned to put the proceeds of the flip towards paying off some loans. Tweet Tagged: acquisition, bc partners, godaddy, heg, host europe group, plusserver …

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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

    … Key-Systems has acquired one of its resellers, European Domain Centre. The acquiring registrar did not disclose the terms of the deal, but said EDC will help boost its own BrandShelter corporate registrar business. EDC says it has clients including AirBnB, Campari, Lycamobile, iStockPhoto and BusinessWire. The company was founded in 2003…

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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

    … 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…

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  • Rightside sells eNom to Tucows for $83.5m

    …. Activist investor J Carlo Cannell, supported by fellow investor and Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling, a year ago accused Rightside of putting too much emphasis on “garbage” new gTLDs instead of its more profitable registrar businesses. Since then, Rightside has rebuffed separate offers for some or all of its gTLDs by rivals Donuts and XYZ.com. Last…

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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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