Acquisition

    • Adobe Digital Insights: The State of the Digital Union 2017

      Adobe Digital Insights has put together a beautiful infographic (would we expect anything different?) on the State of the Digital Union – focused on digital advertising and associated consumer expectations. Perhaps my favorite thing about this infographic is that they really took mounds of data and paired it down to a select number of observations and conclusions: Ad Costs ...

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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 hos ...

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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 conditions.

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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

    … Kevin Murphy, May 26, 2017, 09:06:08 (UTC), Domain Registrars Web.com is in talks to be acquired by private equity firms, according to a report. Reuters reported last night that the registrar said the talks were “early stage” and that there was no guarantee of a deal. Web.com is of course home to Network Solutions, Register.com…

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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

    … today about .storage as a “premium” vertically-focused TLD along the lines of its $3,000 .cars or $750 .theatre. The company said that it will not hold back reserved names at higher, premium pricing. Even nice-looking domains such as cloud.storage will be available at the base fee, it said. The new acquisition becomes the 10th that XYZ has…

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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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  • 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

    … 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

    …, which accounts for about half of Neustar’s revenue, was at risk, the company has attempted to focus its efforts on marketing services, security and domains. That effort included the $87 million acquisition of registry rival Bombora (owner of ARI and AusRegistry) last year. Earlier this year, the company announced its intention to split into two…

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  • Donuts acquires stagnant .irish TLD

    … Donuts has acquired the new gTLD .irish, which is struggling to gain volume after about 18 months on the market. The gTLD was applied for and operated by Dot-Irish LLC, a US company founded by Irish and Northern Irish entrepreneurs. Since going to general availability in June last year, it managed to grow its zone file to a peak of about…

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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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