EnCirca Becomes 1st Registrar For .Bank & Teams Up With The ICBA

According to a press release just out,  EnCirca.com is the first approved ICANN-accredited registrar for the new gTLD .BANK fTLD Registry Services LLC is the operator of the .BANK top-level domain. The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA)   announced that they will be working together with and EnCirca to help community banks understand and register for the soon-to-be launched … [Read more...]

Rightside Reports 4Q Revenue Up 13.5%: Makes Almost $8 Million on Losing New gTLD Apps

Rightside reported its earnings for the 4th Quarter today and full year ended December 31, 2014 after the market closed. Domain Name Services Revenue Increases 16% Year-over-Year 4Q Total Revenue Increases 13.5% Year-over-Year Domain name services revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2014 increased 16% to $43.2 million compared to $37.2 million for the same period in … [Read more...]

Namecheap.com Jumps On #GodaddyPuppy Outrage With PUPPYLOVE $3.98 Transfer w/$1.50 To Humane Society

Wow Godaddy... Transfer yr domains to us for $3.98 using coupon code "PUPPYLOVE" & we'll donate to @HumaneSociety pic.twitter.com/04jU2bGysc — Namecheap.com (@Namecheap) January 27, 2015 Namecheap.com has jumped on the outrage from Godaddy's Super Bowl commercial and is offering a $3.98 special using the transfer code of  PUPPYLOVE to anyone to transfer in any .com, .net .org or .info … [Read more...]

Google Domains Now Open to All in The U.S. – Over 60 new gtlds now available for registration

Google Domains is now opened to anyone in the U.S. they are also offering over 60 new gtlds for registration. TechCrunch is reporting that Google Domains is now available to anyone who wants an account From the article: Google said at the time its service also includes phone support, indicating Google’s intention to market it more to business customers. To date, thousands of testers have … [Read more...]

Why Hasn’t Godaddy Filed UDRP On Phishing Domains?

Domaingang.com has been reporting on many domain names that have been involved in phishing attacks on Godaddy which have resulted in domain names being stolen out of Godaddy accounts. Unlike most phishing attacks where someone uses a domain controlled by the phisher, to actually send the  customers to which wind up appearing in the URL bar,  recent attacks actually use domain names containing … [Read more...]

Can Verisign Maintain Its Leadership Moving Forward ?

Trefis is a financial analysis site, they describe themselves as an interactive financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US.  They wrote about Verisign yesterday and whether or not they can maintain their growth. They note that .com has built such a niche that it has been able to stand the test of competition, in … [Read more...]

Godaddy Is Looking For a $4.5 Billion Dollar Valuation In Its IPO Rolling Out Next Year

According to the New York Post, GoDaddy.com is pushing ahead with an initial public offering early next year that would value the world’s biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5 billion GoDaddy is stressing its desire to diversify from a domain registrar to a business that builds out  Web sites for customers and helping them to process transactions on their sites. GoDaddy has an … [Read more...]