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eNom joins Sedo Fast Transfer network

eNom clients can now sell their domain names through SedoMLS.

Sedo has added eNom to its SedoMLS system in a partnership that opens open millions more potential domains to be sold through Sedo’s sales distribution platform.

The deal enables eNom account holders and resellers to list their domains with SedoMLS. These domain listings are then syndicated across Sedo’s network of partners, allowing customers to buy them through partners’ checkout processes and have them instantly transferred. The system is similar to one offered by Afternic.

For now, eNom does not syndicate SedoMLS listings to its own sites for purchase.

eNom wins eNoms.com. Registrant tried to send a message through Whois.

An amusing whois record for eNoms.com.

Domain name registrar eNom has won a UDRP for eNoms.com.

According to the decision, the owner of the domain name tried to sell the domain name to eNom for $1,500. That’s about the cost of filing a UDRP, but eNom probably didn’t want to set a precedent.

What I find amusing about this case is that the domain name owner, who did not respond to the complaint, seems to have sent a message through the whois record: Click to continue reading…

Rightside earnings: 15 TLDs generate $2.5 million, strong eNom performance

Rightside grows its eNom business, new TLDs generate $2.5 million in revenue as of end of Q3.

RightsideRightside released third quarter earnings after the bell today.

Revenue for the third quarter came in at $48.8 million, up from $45.5 million in the same quarter last year and $46.7 million in the second quarter of 2014.

The company swung to a profit with a $4.1 million bottom line. However, its adjusted EBITDA — which presumably is a key metric it wants to be valued on — was ($0.6) million.

A particular bright spot for the company was moving the needle in its domain name registration business. Organic growth (excluding the Name.com acquisition) in domain services was 10.5% due to onboarding more eNom wholesale partners. Rightside had been having trouble growing this fairly mature business.

On the new top level domain front, Rightside recorded a gain of $8.6 million for withdrawing seven applications for new top level domain names.

As of the end of the quarter, Rightside had 15 top level domains out in general availability for an average of 89 days each. The company had generated over 80,000 registrations with almost $2.5 million in total cash sales. That’s an average of above $30 per domain name. While many of its domains have a wholesale price of $20, its initial sales include sunrise and landrush/EAP pricing. It also sells some domains for premium prices.

eNom and Name.com sign 2013 RAA

Demand Media gears up for new TLDs by signing new registrar agreement.

eNomDemand Media’s eNom and Name.com domain name registrars have signed the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), the company announced today.

That makes four of the top 10 domain name registrars who have signed the new agreement. In addition to Demand Media, other top ten registrars that have signed the agreement include GoDaddy, 1&1, and Melbourne IT.

Signing the new agreement is required before domain name registrars can sell new TLDs, and so far only a handful of registrars have executed the agreement. The updated RAA places significantly more burden on domain name registrars than the previous agreement, including whois verification.

Demand Media was among the companies that was at the negotiating table to help craft the 2013 RAA. With the exception of Key-Systems, all of the registrars that were part of the negotiating team have now signed the agreement.