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

    … 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 23 readers -
  • 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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  • RightSide cuts super-premium fees in half, drops premium renewals

    … is open to gaming — brokers could reserve names and just twiddle their thumbs for 60 days, hoping to get a commission for no work — but the broker program is expected to be fairly tightly managed and those exploiting the system could be kicked out. RightSide will be making the case for the two Platinum-branded offerings at the upcoming NamesCon conference in Las Vegas, where it also expects to name its first brokerage partners. Tweet Tagged: brokers, enom, name.com, namescon, platinum, premium, rightside …

    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- 29 readers -
  • GoDaddy spearheads Domain Connect spec

    … signing up for a participating site-building service, Shopify for example, customers currently have to either figure out how to manually reconfigure their DNS or get GoDaddy’s customer support to talk them through it. GoDaddy currently receives tens of thousands of customer support calls every year related to these scenarios, Beadnall said…

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  • 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- 8 readers -
  • Rightside to modernize eNom, predicts $75m new gTLD revs

    …% at $55.1 million, with a net loss of $5.1 million. That compared to income of $1.9 million a year ago. Naido also seemed to obliquely address the criticism that a lot of Rightside’s new gTLDs are shit — .democrat, .dance, .army, .navy, and .airforce have been singled out by Cannell and others — by talking about how the company doesn’t necessarily…

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  • 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 -