Sunday , May 22 2022

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127,000 second level .au domains have been registered

Initial registration surge wanes, but expect more after priority period. Australian businesses and consumers have registered 127,000 second level .au domain names so far, a little over a month since they were launched. Until March 24 of this year, you could only register third level domains such as example.com.au and …

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Why outfront.co wasn’t an RDNH case

Rothnie made the right call in this dispute. Outfront Media, a large outdoor advertising company in the United States, has lost (pdf) a UDRP it filed against the owner of outfront.co. The case was decided fairly, and the panelist deserves props for considering the issue of reverse domain name hijacking …

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GoDaddy credits aftermarket for growth (again)

Domain aftermarket propels Core Platform segment to better-than-expected revenue. Revenue in GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) “Core Platform” segment grew ahead of expectations last quarter, and the company credits the aftermarket for the better-than-expected results. In prepared remarks during the investor conference call yesterday, Mark McCaffrey, GoDaddy CFO, stated: Core platform revenue, …

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Godaddy reports Q1 earnings under new segmentation

Results divided into only two segments now, providing less visibility into the domains business. GoDaddy reported Q1 results after the market closed today. For the quarter, GoDaddy generated $1.003 billion in revenue, up 11% from the same quarter last year. This slightly topped guidance. Net income was up from $10.8 …

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April’s top domain name stories

Here’s what made news in the domain name business last month. 1. Namecheap and GoDaddy fight about domain aftermarket – GoDaddy president of domains Paul Nicks and Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall traded barbs on Twitter. 2. NFT company Dapper Labs registers hundreds of domain names – AppDetex has landed a …

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Latest .com rankings: the slowdown has begun

These are the fastest growing and biggest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers January 2022. Registrations slowed in Q1, and we should see this reflected in the top registrar reports. New …

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Numeric .eth domains are the latest meme NFT

How people sextupled their money in one week. Short numeric .eth domains have shot up in value. Three and four digit .eth domain names are the new hot thing. Over the past week or so, prices of short numeric .eth domains have taken off. .Eth domains are connected to Ethereum …

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Instructure and Canvas/Untapped settle lawsuit

Untapped agrees to a permanent injunction against using the Canvas brand. The future is Untapped, and that’s a bummer for the company formerly known as Canvas. Image from Untapped blog announcing the name change. Instructure and Untapped (formerly called Canvas) have settled their lawsuit. Instructure (NYSE: INST) sued Canvas in …

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Domain investing education – DNW Podcast #386

Michael Cyger talks about selling DNAcademy and what it could mean for domain investors. In his first interview since selling DNAcademy to GoDaddy, Michael Cyger talks about how the deal came together and, more importantly, what it could mean for domain name investors. We also discuss how GoDaddy is working …

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Google changed the .channel, and it launches this week

Google Registry launches .channel with a different business plan. Google broadens the audience for .channel, which launches in sunrise this week. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) launches the .channel top level domain into sunrise tomorrow, May 3, with a different business plan than what it initially envisaged. .Channel was originally intended as …

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