CNBC.com: Covers New gTLD’s: 1and1 says New gTLD Account For 15% of Their New Biz

CNBC.com just covered the new gTLD roll out once again in a story entitled "Dot-com to .pizza: Welcome to the Web domain Rush" with a subtitle of  "The Internet's long-restricted virtual real estate market is open for business." The most interest part of the story comes from 1and1.com which says "new gTLDs already account for about 15% of 1and1's new business"  "It's lucrative, too, with the … [Read more...]

Blacknight Launches Jelastic Powered Next Generation Cloud Platform: Offers a True “zero code change” PaaS Solution

We received a press release from Irish domain name registrar and hosting company, Blacknight which announced today they have launched their Jelastic powered next generation cloud platform, designed for developers and offers a true "zero code change" PaaS solution. ""Blacknight announce the addition of Jelastic, the developer’s dream platform, to their suite of services. Jelastic is the only … [Read more...]

Rightside Made $7.2 Million On Losing New gTLD Auctions: Name.com Revenue Up 30%

Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: NAME), today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Share are up fractionally in aftermarket trading. First Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights Registrar services revenue increased 12% to $42.0 million compared to $37.5 million primarily due to new gTLD registrations, improved performance by existing resellers and the … [Read more...]

Namecheap Launches Online Marketplace For Small Businesses

Namecheap is launching a new marketplace today for small businesses according to Tech.co Rick Kirkendall, the CEO of Namecheap is quoted saying “The Marketplace is similar to the Apple app store, where external developers can submit apps for people to use to make building their websites easier, after they already have a domain,” says . “The biggest differentiator is that we have a … [Read more...]

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...]