Marksmen and Com Laude, Launch MCL Domains To Be Based In Seattle

Marksmen and Com Laude, announce the launch of MCL Domains "offering efficient, reliable corporate domain name management services for North America. MCL Domains opens for business this week at the 2015 International Trademark Association's annual meeting in San Diego. MCL Domains combines Marksmen's strategic and investigative acumen with Com Laude's advanced technical platform, global … [Read more...]

Domain Registrar MAFF.com Rebrands To XZ.com That They Bought For $138K in 2013

                      The Chinese domain name registrar MAFF.com has re-branded to XZ.com We received an email from MAFF.com announcing the re-branding today. The domain name XZ.com was purchased at the Inaugural Heritage Domain Auction which was held in New York City in November 2013 for $138,000. The … [Read more...]

Motley Fool Ponders if Go Daddy is Cheap – One Analyst Sees Go Daddy A Bigger Threat to Web.com

Alex Dumortier on Motley Fool took a look at the Go Daddy IPO and honed in on the history of operating losses and whether or not the stock is cheap based on projections. From the article: We have a history of operating losses and may not be able to achieve profitability in the future. That is one of the prominent risk factors that greets prospective investors in GoDaddy's most recent … [Read more...]

Shocking? Google Domains Now Listed Organically Number 1 On Google For “domains”

                Just a little over 2 months after launching out of Beta, Google new domain name registrar Google Domains is showing as the number one organic entry under Google when you search for the term "domains" replacing registrars like Godaddy.co,, Network Solutions.com, 1and1.com, NameCheap.com and Domain.com Google Domains … [Read more...]

Author Asks Security Expert To Steal His Godaddy Domain/Account & He Does

csoonline.com, just published a Troubling post on  how easy it was to gain control of a domain name and access to a Godaddy account they did not own.  The author of the story, Steve Ragan, tells the tale of how he asked the CEO of Night Lion Security Vinny Troia, to try to take control of the author's domain name and account at Godaddy. The story entitled "GoDaddy accounts vulnerable to social … [Read more...]

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...]