Rightside

  • Rightside new gTLD renewals can top 80%

    … Rightside says it is seeing encouraging renewal figures from its oldest batch of new gTLDs. The company this week revealed that renewals after two years of ownership on average stand at 81%. In a blog post, Rightside broke out some numbers for .dance, .democrat, .ninja, .immobilien, .social, .reviews and .futbol. Those seven are the only…

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  • Donuts rolls the dice with $22.5 million .web lawsuit

    … Donuts is demanding ICANN pay up the $22.5 million it reckons it is owed from the auction of the .web gTLD, which sold late last month for $135 million. The company yesterday amended its existing California lawsuit against ICANN to allege that Verisign tried to avoid regulatory scrutiny by secretly bankrolling successful bidder Nu Dot Co…

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  • Rightside refuses Donuts “opportunistic” $70m gTLD offer

    … Rightside has rebuffed Donuts’ semi-hostile takeover attempt for its portfolio of gTLD registry contracts. The question now is: will Donuts up the offer from the $70 million already on the table? In a pre-markets statement today, Rightside said the offer “undervalued” the assets. CEO Taryn Naidu is quoted as saying: After thoughtful…

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  • Web.com acquires dozens of registrars from Rightside

    … in an auction in which customers of either site could participate. This would have the effect of increasing the number of caught names going to auction due to there being multiple bidders, and thus the eventual sales prices. Tweet Tagged: dropcatch.com, enom, namebright, network solutions, rightside, snapnames, web.com …

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

    … Schilling, CEO of Uniregistry. Naidu last night also addressed concerns about eNom, which Cannell had called a “time capsule” due to its aging user experience. He admitted that eNom is “encumbered by some older technology” but said it was being fixed. “Later this quarter we will be rolling out the first phase of our development efforts, which…

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  • Rightside rejects Negari’s $5m new gTLD offer

    … Rightside has turned down Daniel Negari’s $5 million offer to acquire four of its new gTLDs, according to Negari. The XYZ.com CEO told DI via email tonight: I was looking forward to operating .Army, .Dance, .Dentist, and .Vet under the XYZ umbrella. I’m disappointed that Rightside didn’t entertain my offer, especially since I believe $5MM…

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  • Rightside offers $10 renewals on premium names

    …. Remember, prior to the 2012-round gTLDs, only exceptions like .tv charged premium rates for renewals. Premium renewals are now very commonplace, but are by no means the rule, in the new gTLD industry. For Rightside, the offer means the company may experience a brief cash windfall as domainers, who generally hate premium renewals, take a chance…

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  • Rightside moves into China too

    … Rightside has become the latest gTLD registry to open up in China. The company said today it has created a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise, basically a local subsidiary, in the country. This is the same beachhead in China taken by Minds + Machines and Famous Four Media recently. Draconian Chinese government regulations on domain registries…

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  • Rightside to auction “xyz” domains at NamesCon

    … .xyz made a bit of a splash with domain investors in 2015, but is the meaningless string “xyz” inherently attractive? Even at the second level? Rightside seems to think so. The registry, which does not operate .xyz, is planning to auction at least four “xyz” domains during next Monday’s live auction at the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas…

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  • Apple using apple.news as (yawn) redirect service

    … Apple has become the latest famous brand to deploy a new gTLD domain in the wild. The domain apple.news has been observed this week being used as a URL redirection service by its Apple News app. It seems that when somebody shares a link to a news site via social media, using Apple News, the app automatically shares an apple.news redirect link…

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  • .cam given the nod as Rightside wins confusion appeal

    … of the finer points of the original panel’s interpretation of the evidence. Relating to one piece of evidence, the appeals panel found that the original panelist “improperly shifted the burden of proof” to Rightside to show that .cam was intended for camera-related uses. Rightside was one of two applicants given the opportunity to appeal its SCO…

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  • No, CentralNic isn’t the biggest new gTLD back-end

    … CentralNic’s registry back-end business may have got a big boost by last week’s news that Google has adopted a .xyz domain for its new parent, but it is not yet the biggest back-end provider. That honor still belongs to Rightside, which currently leads CentralNic by a few hundred thousand names, according to zone files. When Google started…

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