Endurance Issues A Statement Claiming Google Domains Will be Good For Their Business

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Endurance International (EIGI) issued a statement on Google (GOOG) announcement yesterday that it is testing a new domain service.

Shares of Endurance recovered nicely today, as shares wound up being down only a little of 5%, closing at $15 a share.

Endurance had traded as low as $13.38 during the day.

Endurance said they “expect Google’s new initiative to stimulate demand for hosting and web presence solutions by increasing the number of domains that are created and actively used.

“Endurance is a Google partner and sees the active involvement by Google in stimulating interest in and distribution of web domains as a benefit to the industry.”

“Endurance expects Google’s new initiative to stimulate demand for hosting and web presence solutions by increasing the number of domains that are created and actively used. ”

“Endurance focuses its business on providing these hosting and web presence solutions, which are aimed at helping businesses succeed online, and which can include such elements as security, back-up, eCommerce, and online marketing assistance”

“While Endurance offers domains, it also provides web solutions for domains registered with other providers.

“Endurance and Google partner in the mission of helping businesses benefit from the Internet. The companies have worked together since 2013 through Google’s Get Your Business Online (GYBO) program. The GYBO program provides small businesses with a customized domain name, an easy-to-build website, and presence on Google Maps and on Google+. ”

“Endurance is the hosting provider for this program and also offers additional web presence products.”

Endurance provides Weebly, WordPress, and a number of other web building tools to its customers to help them build websites quickly and effectively.

“By providing choice to meet the varying needs and technical sophistication of users, and products to help customers achieve their goals from the web, Endurance is able to tailor solutions to meet individual customer needs. “An organization with the clout of Google increasing the number of domains registered in the world should boost demand for web solutions,” commented Hari Ravichandran, Chief Executive Officer of Endurance.”

Matomy Media Group Increases Ownership of Team Internet AG From 20% to 70%

According to a press release, “Global digital performance-based marketing company Matomy Media Group today announced that it has acquired a majority ownership position in the Munich-based direct navigation search company Team Internet AG.

As part of the deal, Matomy will increase its ownership stake in Team Internet from 20% to 70% and will integrate the company’s products into its multichannel suite of performance-based marketing capabilities.

Team Internet generated revenue of $23.3 million in 2013 with EBITDA of $4.16 million.

The company will continue to be led by its three founders, under the direction of CEO Nico Zeifang, in synergy with Matomy’s global management team.

Matomy CEO Ofer Druker is quoted as saying:

“This acquisition will enable us to broaden our scale and offer additional reach to our growing base of global advertising clients.”

Founded in 2010, Team Internet is comprised of two businesses: Parking Crew, which provides monetization services to domain owners; and DNTX, a performance-oriented marketplace for direct navigation search traffic for desktop and mobile devices.

Team Internet has established itself as a leader in the multi-billion-dollar domain monetization industry.

The company currently reaches more than 100 million unique users per month, and its Parking Crew service has monetized more than 23 million domains over the last four years. In addition, the company processes more than 3 billion ad placement bids per month across its DNTX platform.

In November 2013, the company won the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50 (Rising Stars) award for Germany.

“This is a defining move for the Team Internet business and our team,” said Zeifang. “With the support of Matomy and its global reach we will continue to accelerate our growth and increase our market share through the deployment of innovative technology and capabilities.”

Quick Poll:What Will Google Domains Market Share Of The Registrar Market Be A Year After Launch?

Yesterday news that Google is launching a retail domain name registrar, generated a ton of press outside the domain industry.

There is a lot of speculation of how successful he entry of Google into the registrar business will be, how much market share will Google Domains will gain and how it will effect other registrars, mostly Godaddy whose is going public this year.

As we know Godaddy is the worlds largest registrar, with its sister registrar Wild West Domains also in the top 10

Web.com registrars of Network Solutions and Register.com both in the top 10

Demand Media’s Enom, which includes NameCheap.com numbers is number 2.

Here is the top 20 domain name registrars according to RegistrarStats.com:

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So the question is what do spot do you think Google will be on this chart one year after Google Domains is live to the general public?

You can vote on the poll on the right and for bragging rights you can also comment below

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TechCrunch Covers The New Google Domains Registrar & Google Talks About New gTLD’s

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TechCrunch.com just covered the new Google Domains name registrar.

The only surprise for TechCrunch is that its taken Google so long to get into the business:

“The move makes enough sense that it’s actually kind if surprising that it’s taken Google this long. ”

“While domains aren’t generally considered a massive-margin business, they’ve always seemed like a glaring omission in Google’s offerings; a missing puzzle piece, almost.

Need email for your domain?

Google does that.

Need analytics for your domain?

They do that too.

Now they will soon offer domain registrations.

The one thing the story didn’t mention at all is the new gTLD’s even the 100 or so Google applied to operate.

However Google, not only mentions the new gTLD’s they only domains they talk about on their site:

A” domain name, your address on the Internet, says a lot about who you are and what you do. ”

“New domain endings like .guru and .photography can help you find a meaningful address that stands out on the web.”

“Every domain includes easy forwarding, branded email (you@your_company.com), simple management tools and other helpful features.”

According to SlashGear.com Google’s own  research says “55% of small businesses don’t have a website”, which SlashGear says “doesn’t make a lot of sense in 2014.”

The United States Federal Government Now Owns Escorts.com

It was back in November 2011 that we reported that  National A-1 Advertising Inc. and R.S. Duffy Inc. agreed to plead guilty to money laundering and will forfeit $4.9 million in revenue, pay a $1.5 million fine and serve 1 1/2 years of probation for its activities in operating Escorts.com as well as forfeiting the domain names Escort.com and  Escorts.com.

However the domain names have stayed in the name of R.S. Duffy Inc until today when then domain name Escorts.com changed ownership information and is not owned by the US Marshals Service.

The servers are still going to National A-1 for now.

Interestingly Escort.com has not transferred and is still owned by National A-1 for the moment.

It will also be interesting to see what if anything the government does with the domain, will they sell it, let it drop use it in a campaign for social awareness?

The domain does not expire until 2020.

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