GoDaddy customers have registered 850k new TLDs

GoDaddy leads the way for new domain names.

On GoDaddy’s investor conference call this week, the company disclosed that its customers have registered 850,000 names in new top level domains. That’s over the course of about 18 months of availability.

GoDaddy customers have registered more new top level domain names with it than at any competing registrar, which shouldn’t come as a surprise for two reasons.

First, GoDaddy registers the most domains overall. You’d expect it to be number one.

Second, the company has done a good job of mixing relevant new extensions into its search results.

Also on the call, the company stated that revenue from its acquisition of Marchex’s domain name portfolio last quarter has been immaterial. This isn’t surprising given the company’s size.

GoDaddy reports 16.5% YoY revenue growth

GoDaddy’s topline growth continues.

GoDaddyGoDaddy reported earnings after the bell today.

The company posted 16.5% earnings growth in Q2 2015 compared to the same quarter a year ago. That’s a slight decline from the 17.5% year over year number it turned in last quarter.

Revenue was up 5% in Q2 2015 compared to Q1.

GoDaddy reported a heavier net loss of $(71.3) million, but $51.1 million of the loss was due to one time costs associated with the IPO and early termination of debt.

GoDaddy, the largest domain name registrar by far, now has over 60 million domain names under management and has 13.3 million customers.

.Com Winners & Losers: Uniregistry posts a big gain

Here’s how registrars fared with .com in April.

ICANN has published the latest Verisign .com monthly report, containing data from April.

Let’s start by reviewing which registrars added the most new .com domain name registrations:

1. GoDaddy* 939,282
2. eNom** 213,549
3. HiChina 173,730
4. PublicDomainRegistry 110,705
5. Tucows 109,715

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Rightside has record revenue in Q2

Rightside continues upward trajectory.

RightsideDomain name company Rightside posted record revenue of $52.2 million in Q2, the company announced today. That compares to $46.7 million in Q2 2014 and $50.5 million in the first quarter of this year.

The company posted revenue gains in all three segments compared to Q2 2014.

Registrar services revenue, which includes eNom and Name.com, increased 10% to $43.3 million compared to $39.4 million.

Registry services revenue, which includes both Rightside’s own TLDs and managing services for Donuts, increased to $1.9 million compared to $0.2 million.

Aftermarket and other revenue, which includes part of NameJet and Rightside’s own portfolio of domains, had revenue of $7.5 million compared to $7.1 million.

All three segments posted revenue gains quarter-over-quarter as well.

Rightside generated $3.5 million GAAP revenue from its own top level domain names for the first half of the year.

Rightside and NameCheap ink longer term deal

Deal adds some certainty to Rightside’s future revenue.

After frequent short-term extensions, Rightside’s eNom and reseller NameCheap have signed a longer term reseller
deal.

Many people are surprised to learn that NameCheap, which manages millions of domain names, is actually a reseller. It’s an important one to Rightside; NameCheap represents 26% of its domains under management.

The new deal is through December 31, 2018 and will automatically renew for an additional three year term unless either party provides notice of non-renewal at least 30 days prior to the automatic renewal date.

Although the deal is for several years, it sounds like the companies might need to negotiate again next year. The contract requires NameCheap to exclusively sell certain enumerated domain name registration services on eNom’s platform through at least December 31, 2016. That leaves a two year gap.

More details about what this means will be available when a redacted copy of the agreement is filed with Rightside’s next 10-Q.

Rightside also extended the duration of a loan it made to NameCheap until the end of this year.