Huge changes at Name.com after Rightside merger with Donuts

The finalization of the Rightside – Donuts Inc. acquisition deal is now complete, and Name.com, will soon face huge changes. Gone are the days where Taco Friday runs would take Name.com uber guy, Jared Ewy, to the edge of his wits: “Man, I’m gonna miss this type of activity at lunch time. We were free, […]

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Rightside video : Combating 5 myths about the new gTLDs

Rightside held a live session yesterday, titled “Combating 5 myths about the new gTLDs.” Along with it, Jebidiah Burnett and Marc Gawith cover some of the most pressing headlines in domains. The acquisition of registrar eNom and what it means for you What makes a good or bad domain name for end users The five […]

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Five myths and facts about the new gTLDs

Assumptions related to the new gTLDs can cost domain investors and entrepreneurs money. Rightside’s Name.com division put together a list of five myths about the new gTLDs, and their matching facts, to help dispel such misconceptions. Myth: Nobody knows that new domains exist Fact: End users are adopting and using new domains as primary website […]

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No gTLD sales? Rightside plays no .Games

Rightside revealed a list of domain sales involving gTLD domains, totaling $3.4 million dollars. Laughing all the way to the bank, the Registry of several new gTLDs shared a list of premium domains that were sold directly, from those priced $10,000 dollars and up. Indicating strong sales that increase by $800k annually, the Rightside report […]

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Editorial : ICANN and the future of the new gTLDs

Welcome to the March Editorial. Uniregistry’s announcement of a price increase plan, affecting 16 of its 25 commercial gTLDs, created a wave of discussions on a variety of media. The key question was the price increase, and whether it’s ethical, or merely a demonstration of corporate greed. The affected gTLDs are, for the most part, […]

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Domainer jobs : Rightside / eNom talent available for hire

The recent acquisition of eNom by Tucows involved the unfortunate layoff from Rightside of several employees. Mergers and acquisitions condense capital and assets and while all effort is made to retain everyone, this is not logistically possible. We are aware of at least two hard-working former Rightside employees who did not make it: Bari Meyerson-Kissel […]

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Five questions with Bill Karamouzis at NamesCon 2017

We had late lunch with domain entrepreneur, Bill Karamouzis of MathGames.com today, at the Beach Cafe inside Tropicana. NamesCon 2017 opened its gates with network lanes today, a smaller but efficient area to review domain industry exhibits. Back to Bill Kara and lunch. DomainGang: Bill, how is your lunch, the chicken over fresh arugula looks […]

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ThreeCows : Domain rebranding for Tucows after eNom acquisition

Hours after acquiring eNom for a reported $83.5 million dollars in hard cash, Tucows is rebranding. “Going from Tucows to Threecows, was an anticipated domain rebranding, and adding eNom strengthens our brand tremendously,” said Ricky Lake, social media manager for Tucows. “Everyone is having a cow today, and we’re definitely going to milk it, until […]

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The Gucciardo Law Firm : Embracing the value of new gTLDs

In an interview with attorney Charles Gucciardo of The Gucciardo Law Firm, PLLC, Rightside discusses his interest in new TLDs; Mr. Gucciardo apparently spent over $500,000 dollars acquiring new gTLD domains related to his business. How many domains would you estimate that you’ve registered? Sixty to seventy at the moment. As soon as I get […]

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Sega.Games : First UDRP on a dot .Games domain name

Dot .Games has been a big success for gamers, gaming companies, and domain investors alike. The Rightside gTLD currently has just almost 8,000 .Games domains, per ntldstats. Today, we were made aware of what appears to be the first UDRP filed for a .Games domain, Sega.Games. The Complainant is SEGA Games Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, […]

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eNom : Transfer policy and the “60-day domain lockdown” snafu by ICANN

We continue our coverage on the 60-day lockdown period imposed to domain transfers by ICANN, when WHOIS information is changed. Registrars can offer an opt-out process, and so far we reached out to Name.com, and Uniregistry, who responded with their respective policies and process. eNom, a Rightside company, have announced that they too support the […]

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Surface Studio : Microsoft using Rightside gTLD domain for brand new computer

Microsoft revealed Surface Studio, a revolutionary, slim desktop computer aimed at creative individuals. The product will be rolled out in early 2017 and Microsoft is already taking preorders, although not via the matching .com domain! As SurfaceStudio.com belongs to a company creating backdrops for photographers, Microsoft went with Surface.Studio, a gTLD managed by Rightside. The […]

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