Enom

eNom, Inc. is a domain name registrar and Web hosting company that also sells other products closely tied to domain names, such as SSL certificates, e-mail services, and Website building software. As of July 2013, it manages over 14 million domains.
Posts about Enom
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 24 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 25 readers -
  • RightSide cuts super-premium fees in half, drops premium renewals

    … registrars with buy-it-now fees that automatically applied the premium renewal fees. However, it seems that the vast majority if not all of these sales came via the company’s in-house registrars such as Name.com and eNom, where there was a more flexible “make an offer” button. Under a new Platinum Edge product, RightSide hopes to bring…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • NameCheap stops selling .xyz domains

    …-customers. The move is peculiar indeed. NameCheap is the third highest-volume .xyz registrar, behind West.cn and Uniregistry, responsible for about 15% of .xyz’s domains under management. It’s also NameCheap’s biggest direct-selling gTLD by a considerable margin. NameCheap is well-known as primarily an eNom reseller — it accounts for 28% of eNom’s…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 30 readers -
  • GoDaddy spearheads Domain Connect spec

    … not involve domain registration or transfer it’s not really within ICANN’s policy wheelhouse, so the spec has instead been published via the IETF. It has already been embraced by leading rival registrars eNom, Name.com and United Domains, as well as toolmakers including Microsoft, Shopify and Wix. The announcement of Domain Connect was made a couple…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • Web.com acquires dozens of registrars from Rightside

    … Web.com has acquired dozens of registrars from rival/partner Rightside, seemingly to boost the success rate of its SnapNames domain drop-catching business. I’ve established that at least 44 registrars once managed by Rightside/eNom have moved to the Web.com stable in recent weeks, and that might not even be the half of it. All…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • Rightside to modernize eNom, predicts $75m new gTLD revs

    … year over five years to hit the low end of its target. Naidu told analysts that one factor built into this projection is that third-party registrars will start to sell just as many new gTLD domains as Rightside’s registrars do. Currently, Rightside sees 15% to 20% new gTLD, but with others it’s 3% to 5%, he said. Naidu said he expects margins…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • A quarter of registrar’s names are “illicit pharmacies”

    … to be a rogue Internet pharmacy, and gave NetLynx the benefit of the doubt if there was any lack of certainty LegitScript classifies online pharmacies as “rogue” if they offer to ship medicines without a prescription to people in jurisdictions where prescriptions are required. Horton is now calling for ICANN to look into terminating NetLynx’s accreditation. Related posts: FDA to get domain name takedown role? .health backer has cop-like takedown powers for all gTLDs in Japan eNom to crack down on fake pharma sites …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • Demand Media spins off Rightside

    …. Rightside comprises number two registrar eNom, retail registrar Name.com, new gTLD portfolio registry United TLD (which is branded Rightside), and its share of auction house NameJet. It is headed by CEO Taryn Naidu and chairman David Panos. The company also today named its initial board of directors. Related posts: Demand Media to spin off domains business as Rightside Taryn Naidu is a *%@$! Rightside bans company “ridicule” in its new gTLDs Demand Media mum on $18m new gTLDs investment …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -