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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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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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  • 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 …

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  • ICM scraps free .xxx porn star offer, starts new one

    … to the sale of Models.xxx, which ICM held back as a premium name until this week but which now mirrors the old modelcentro.com. The deal will see each Models.xxx user get one free .xxx domain. It also means ICM’s Adult Performer Program, which reserved the names of 3,500 porn stars and allowed them to be claimed for free via Name.com is no more…

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