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

    … 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

    … the undisputed volume leader in the reseller world and the second-largest registrar overall. GoDaddy, the DUM leader, had about 55 million domains just in gTLDs at the last count. Tucows CEO Elliot Noss told analysts that the deal, along with the April 2016 acquisition of Melbourne IT’s reseller business, were “individual opportunistic transactions”. He…

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  • RightSide cuts super-premium fees in half, drops premium renewals

    … New gTLD registry RightSide has slashed the minimum price of its so-called “Platinum” tier premium domains and dropped renewal fees for these domains down to an affordable level. The price changes come as part of two new marketing initiatives designed to start shifting more of its 14,000-strong portfolio of super-premiums through brokers…

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  • NameCheap stops selling .xyz domains

    … NameCheap may have sold over a million .xyz domains, but apparently it will sell no more than that. The registrar confirmed to DI this evening that it is no longer taking .xyz registrations. It declined to explain why. It has also stopped selling .college and .rent domains — two other gTLDs owned by XYZ.com. Other new gTLDs are not affected…

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  • 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…

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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…

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

    … to be 20% at the EBITDA level. The revelation of these targets may go some way to address investor concerns that Rightside is putting too much effort into its new gTLD business at the expense of its cash-generating registrars. J Carlo Cannell of Cannell Capital expressed these views and others in March, and was supported by fellow investor Frank…

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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 …

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  • 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 -