Godaddy Loses 5% Market Share of New gTLD’s As .Berlin Changes The Game

Godaddy.com share of the new gTLD market dropped 5% overnight after the domain extension for .Berlin launched getting almost 32,000 registrations German based registrar, InterNetX said they were able to secure 81% of all preregistrations for its clients, "making it the #1 registrar for .BERLIN domains in the B2B sector". Godaddy.com which had just under 40% of the new gTLD market as a domain … [Read more...]

14K of Enom’s 23K new gTLD Registrations Are From NameCheap

Yesterday we reported on the top 20 domain name registrars in terms of new gTLD domain name registrations. The domain name registrar in second place on the list was Enom with 23,167 new gTLD domain name registrations. Today the CEO fo NameCheap.com Richard Kirkendall told TheDomains.com that of the 23K domain name registrations of Enom.com, NameCheap.com accounts for over 14,000 of … [Read more...]

Godaddy Has 40% Of The New gTLD Market; 1and1 For Its $50M Got 12K Registrations

A new site (or at least new to me) is showing the most detailed stats I have seen for new gTLD's. According to ntldstats.com, there are a total of 215,638 new gTLD domain registrations as of 16:30 (time zone not defined) on March 6th. According to the site, Godaddy registered almost 87,000 of the 215,000 new gTLD's giving it a 40% market share. 1and1.com which spent a reported $50 … [Read more...]

NameCheap.com Says Its Has 20% Of All .Sexy & .Tattoo Registrations

NameCheap.com has around 20% of all .Sexy and .Tattoo registrations. Based on the last zone file update, .Sexy and .Tattoo has around 2,700 domain name registered. NameCheap.com has registered 423 .sexy and 130 .Tattoo domain names as of the publication for a total of 553 domains or around 20% of the last zone update. To be clear, the NameCheap.com numbers are as of publication while … [Read more...]

Tucows Reports: Revenue Up 11% But Misses on Earnings & Revenue

Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), reported its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013. Although Tucows revenue increased 11% but missed by $0.98M. off of estimates Summary Financial Results All figures are in U.S. dollars. (In Thousands of US Dollars, Except Per Share Data) 3 Months 3 Months 12 Months 12 Months … [Read more...]

German Court Says Registrars Are Responsible for Content on a Website

A ruling came out of Germany that could make registrars have to do a lot more work to earn their pay. Loek Essers wrote an article today on PC Advisor covering the case of Universal Music vs Key-Systems. A domain name registrar can be held liable for the copyright infringements of a website it registered if it is obvious the domain is used for infringements and the registrar does nothing to … [Read more...]

Go Daddy Tightens Security After @N Debacle

In another move related to the social engineering that took place at Go Daddy and allegedly Paypal (Paypal stands by the position they did not give the hijacker anything and that it was a failed attempt) Go Daddy is now changing their security practices. In a tweet on Saturday there was an exchage from the former owner of @N and Go Daddy, he is also a former Go Daddy client as he tweeted … [Read more...]