January data show why Rightside sold eNom: Namecheap

Namecheap made a wholesale switch to its own accreditation in January. ICANN has published data from Verisign about .com activity in January, and it reveals a good reason why Rightside sold eNom to Tucows. Namecheap. Namecheap has always been a big part of eNom’s business. It has historically accounted for about a quarter of eNom’s […]

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Two Tucows execs are leaving

CFO and CIO announced their resignations this month. Two Tucows executives have recently notified the company that they are leaving. Last week, Chief Financial Officer Michael Cooperman announced that he was retiring after 18 years with the company. He will remain an advisor to the company when he leaves April 1. Dave Singh, current Vice […]

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Yeah, so J. Carlo Cannell still isn’t very happy with Rightside

Cannell is ready to step up his fight against Rightside. So Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) sold eNom to Tucows. What does investor J. Carlo Cannell think? As you might expect, he’s kind of pissed. But his rationale is a bit odd. You might recall that Cannell (who owns about 9% of the company through his funds) […]

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.Com Winners & Losers: Big changes ahead

The Winners & Losers chart will be undergoing some shakeup. Every month I publish my .Com Winners & Losers report based on the most recent data Verisign has submitted to ICANN. This data is made public three months after the end of the relevant month. We have the official results from October now, and there […]

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Five interesting things about the eNom sale

Rightside’s (NASDAQ:NAME) CEO Taryn Naidu and CFO Tracy Knox gave a presentation yesterday about the company’s sale of eNom to Tucows. Here are some interesting takeaways: New TLDs are still the smallest part of Rightside’s business. Name.com is the biggest part, followed by aftermarket revenue. Aftermarket includes money the company makes from its portfolio of […]

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Tucows expects $20 million EBITDA/year from “opportunistic” eNom acquisition

Tucows expects fast contribution from eNom, which has booked losses at Rightside. Domain name and communications company Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) didn’t plan to acquire two domain name businesses over the past year, but the opportunities were too good to pass up. First, the company scooped up Melbourne IT’s reseller channel for just over $8 million AUD. […]

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Tucows acquires eNom from Rightside

Tucows consolidates domain reseller platforms in $83.5 million transaction. Earlier this week I warned you to be on the lookout for big news over the next few days. Here it is. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) has acquired Rightside’s (NASDAQ:NAME) eNom business for $83.5M. The deal consolidates the #1 and #2 domain name reseller platforms eNom and OpenSRS. […]

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