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  • Tucows says eNom may be shrinking as Melbourne IT drives 2016 growth

    … at $48.8 million. Net income was down 9% at $2.8 million. In a conference call, executives linked some of the growth to the April 2016 acquisition of Melbourne IT’s reseller business, which added 1.6 million domains to Tucows’ DUM. While Tucows also operates its Ting mobile phone service, the majority of its revenue still comes from domains…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 28 readers -
  • Burr to replace Tonkin on ICANN board

    … ICANN lifer Becky Burr is to replace Bruce Tonkin on the ICANN board of directors when his term expires in November. She’ll take the seat reserved for the Contracted Parties House of the Generic Names Supporting Organization, following a vote by registries and registrars a few weeks ago. Tonkin, CTO of Aussie registrar Melbourne IT, has held…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • Tucows pays $6.5 million for Melbourne IT’s channel

    … Canadian registrar Tucows has acquired the reseller network of Australian rival Melbourne IT for up to $6.5 million. The company said the deal will “add hundreds of resellers and approximately 1.6 million domains under management to Tucows’ OpenSRS wholesale domain business.” Melbourne IT said that the low-margin business was a “drag…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Are You Working with a Domain Registrar or a Reseller?

    … between parties. The process is fairly straight forward. We utilize a third party escrow account that certifies that we’ve deposited the funds for the other party and then we authorize release of the funds when we get ownership of the domain name. If any type of disagreement occurs, the agreement will go into mediation. This stops unscrupulous…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 3 readers -
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