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    • Kickstarter launches Patreon rival on .RIP domain hack

      They’re deadly serious. Crowdfunding service Kickstarter has relaunched its Drip subscriptions service on a .rip domain. It’s a domain hack using a single-character domain: d.rip. It’s actually a case of a migration away from a .com domain, which is not something you see every day from a major online brand.

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  • Hammock swings from Rightside to MarkMonitor

    … Statton Hammock has joined brand protection registrar MarkMonitor as its new vice president of global policy and industry development. He was most recently VP of business and legal affairs at Rightside, the portfolio gTLD registry that got acquired by Donuts in July. He spent four years there. The new gig sounds like a broad brief…

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  • Tucows revenue rockets after Enom buy

    … Tucows saw its revenue from domain names more than double in the second quarter, following the acquisition of rival Enom. The company this week reported domain services revenue for the three months ending June 30 of $62.8 million, compared to $28.4 million a year ago. That was part of overall growth of 78%, with revenue rising from $47.2…

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  • Donuts to complete Rightside acquisition tonight

    … Donuts is on the verge of closing its acquisition of coopetitor Rightside, after the vast majority of Rightside shareholders agreed to sell up. Rightside just disclosed that owners of 92% of its shares — 17,740,054 shares — have agreed to sell at Donuts’ offer price of $10.60 per share. That means the remaining 8% of shares that were…

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  • ICANN gives the nod to Donuts-Rightside merger

    … ICANN has given its consent to the acquisition of Rightside by rival new gTLD registry Donuts, according to the companies. The nod means that one barrier to the $213 million deal has been lifted. Rightside, which is listed on Nasdaq, still needs the majority of its shareholders to agree to the deal and to satisfy other customary closing…

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  • BREAKING: Donuts to pay $213 million for Rightside

    … domain registry services for Donuts roughly 200 new gTLDs. This is a breaking story. More to come… Related posts (automatically generated): Rightside rejects Negari’s $5m new gTLD offer Donuts sticks with Rightside despite Google support Rightside refuses Donuts’ “opportunistic” $70m gTLD offer Tweet Tagged: acquisition, donuts, rightside Add Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. …

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  • Activist investor says eNom was sold too cheap

    … J Carlo Cannell, the activist investor who has been circling Rightside for the last year or so, was unimpressed with the company’s recent sale of eNom to Tucows. In a letter published as a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week, Cannell announced that he has started up a support group for fellow “concerned” investors…

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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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  • Donuts sticks with Rightside despite Google support

    … Donuts has renewed its back-end registry services contract with Rightside, Rightside has announced. That’s despite indications a few months ago that it might have been preparing for a switch to Google’s new Nomulus platform. Rightside said yesterday that the deal, which has seen Rightside handle the registry for Donuts’ portfolio of almost…

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  • Now MMX kills off premium renewals

    …. The reduced pricing will make the domains more attractive to domainers and end users alike, but I suspect the former will be more likely to exploit the new deal at first. It’s the second new gTLD registry, after Rightside, to announce such a move this month. Rightside said it was abolishing premium renewals on its expensive Platinum-level domains, though they will remain on more modestly priced premiums. Tweet Tagged: Minds + Machines, mmx, premiums, rightside …

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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

    … 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 …

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  • 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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