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Joseph Peterson takes a look at the past week in the expired domain name market.
There has been some discussion this past year among domain investors about the market outlook for .NET domains. Traditionally, .NET has played second fiddle to .COM for the most part, and some predict that wave after wave of new TLD releases can only erode .NET’s position. Just last week, a DNW reader expressed the view that “.NET is slowly dying”. Not everyone shares that opinion, however, as witnessed by NameJet’s $8.7k auction of Pink.net, which received 178 bids from 140 bidders. Few brand names are as vivid as “Pink”; and when a concise, versatile name in .COM is unobtainable / unaffordable, many of us will happily brand our internet ventures with .NET instead. Click here to continue reading …
GoDaddy’s amended s-1 filing shows that it paid $42 million plus up to $3 million in bonuses for email marketing firm.
GoDaddy filed an amended S-1 with the SEC yesterday.
Most of the changes from the previous S-1, filed in August, are subtle. The latest filing does not include third quarter results.
The most notable change in the new filing is the disclosure of its purchase price for email marketing firm Mad Mimi. The filing discloses that it paid $42 million for the company, plus up to $3 million in performance-based bonuses. The acquisition closed in August.
Other changes in the amended filing include: Click here to continue reading…
Barge message taunts neighbors across the Hudson.
Earlier today I wrote about the highly anticipated launch of .NYC domain names. GoDaddy is promoting the domain name heavily around New York City, including a big ad on a barge being piloted on the Hudson River.
Here are a couple photos of the barge, taunting New Jersey residents about how New York City has a domain name and they don’t.
In fact, only people who live or own a business in New York City are eligible to register the domain names. GoDaddy and other registrars are offering the domain names for about starting $25 today. Click here to see the pictures
CEO of company known for sexy commercials to speak on panel at women in computing conference.GoDaddy’s CEO is speaking on the “Male Allies” panel at next week’s Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing event.
Let that soak in for a moment.
Such a role for a GoDaddy CEO would not have been imaginable five years ago. The company, known for its objectifying TV commercials, has rankled women for the past decade.
But the man behind those commercials is no longer at the helm of GoDaddy*. Blake Irving is now running the show and wants to change the company’s image. That includes ending the controversial commercials (a move that was underway before he took the CEO gig). Click to continue reading…
Hexonet did remarkably well with my .website pre-orders.
On Wednesday, I wrote about the challenges I had pre-registering domain names at various registrars.
I was specifically trying to pre-register .website domains. .Website was supposed to launch Wednesday, but was delayed a day for technical reasons. This gave me another 24 hours to go after the domains I wanted. Click here to continue reading…