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GoDaddy tops $3 billion bookings in 2018

February 20, 2019Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on GoDaddy tops $3 billion bookings in 2018

Company crosses milestone as growth continues.

GoDaddy logoGoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) released Q4 2018 and full-year earnings today after the market closed.

The company crossed $3 billion in bookings in 2018, coming in at $3.01 billion, up 15.0% from 2017.

Revenue was $2.23 billion, up 19.2%. GoDaddy expects slower revenue growth in 2019, targeting 12-13%.

Domain name revenue in Q4 was $314.3 million, up 11.6% from $281.6 million in the same quarter of 2018. For the year, domain revenue was $1.22 billion.

The company ended 2018 with 18.5 million customers.

Subscriptions to web presence products, including GoCentral and managed WordPress, were up 40%.

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Wix hits 4 million paid subscribers

February 20, 2019Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on Wix hits 4 million paid subscribers

Company adds 147k net paying subscribers during Q4.

Website building system Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) (Wix review) reported earnings and subscriber numbers today.

The company added a net 147,000 premiums subscriptions in Q4, reaching 4.0 million overall (rounded). That’s 24% growth in subscriptions compared to the end of 2017.

Wix also added 5.9 million registered users in the fourth quarter, bringing the total to 142 million. In other words, about 3% of registered users are paying subscribers.

Q4 revenue was $164.2 million, up 39% year-over-year. Collections (e.g. cash receipts) hit $176.1 million, up 33%.

For the year, revenue was $603.7 million, up 42%. Collections were $658,385, up 36%.

The company forecasts $755 million – $761 million in revenue during 2019 and collections of $817 million – $827 million.

Shares were down over 10% following the earnings release.

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ISP files lawsuit to recover Inch.com domain name

February 20, 2019Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on ISP files lawsuit to recover Inch.com domain name

Company alleges that Inch.com and Siteline.com are stolen.

A New York internet service provider has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover Inch.com and Siteline.com, which it says are stolen domain names that the company registered in 1995.

Internet Channel Corp. filed the in rem lawsuit in Virginia last week. It notes that Inch.com still resolves to a website about its business.

The domains have an interesting history. The historical Whois records at DomainTools change from Internet Channel to Thorn Communications in 2006.

I can’t find much information about Thorn Communications, but a Yelp review states that the company is non-responsive. The phone number on its website doesn’t work. And the company’s landlord won a judgment against it.

Thorn is an outsourced IT shop, so these domains might be stuck in limbo.

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GoDaddy 2018 report: revenue up 15.5% ($695.8m), domains revenue up 11.6% ($314.3m)

February 20, 2019DomainingComments Off on GoDaddy 2018 report: revenue up 15.5% ($695.8m), domains revenue up 11.6% ($314.3m)
 OnlineDomain.com: GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. “Entrepreneurism is a way of life for hundreds of millions of people around the world. At GoDaddy we have made strong advances in the tools and experience we offer, enabling us to serve everyday entrepreneurs at a...

Top 10 Domains Owned by Future Media Architects: Media.com, AI.com, Cool.com…

February 20, 2019DomainingComments Off on Top 10 Domains Owned by Future Media Architects: Media.com, AI.com, Cool.com…
 NamePros.com: Founded in 2002 by Thunayan Al-Ghanim, Future Media Architects (FMA) has amassed a portfolio spanning thousands of premium domain names. Historically, FMA has been known to rarely sell their domains. However, since transferring over 100,000 domain names to Uniregistry in 2014, the company has sold many one-word names...

.Inc domains will be about $60,000 at Early Access

February 20, 2019Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on .Inc domains will be about $60,000 at Early Access

Start a purchase order if you want to buy a .Inc domain in April.

Yesterday was day one of early access for .Dev domain names. I watched with amusement as Google’s Ben McIlwain (podcast) responded to complaints on twitter about the $10,000+ price tag. He explained that it was a Dutch auction and they should just wait a few days to buy the domains at lower prices.

If people were startled by .Dev’s early access prices, wait until they hear about .Inc.

Early access for .inc starts on April 30, but you’ll need to raise your credit card limit to participate. Expect to pay about $60,000 (not a typo) to get a .inc domain on day one. That drops a few thousand dollars on the second day. Wait until day 3 to pay about $30,000. The final day is still in the $6,000 neighborhood.

.Inc will always have a premium price tag, even in general availability. Retail prices will be about $2,000 per year.

I assume the value in these domains is for companies with common names that could be registered by someone else. I doubt cybersquatting will be a big problem; I don’t know many cybersquatters who will risk $2,000 on these names.

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Chaos Reigns on This Week’s Domain Sales Chart – Top Two Sales Total Nearly 500K

February 20, 2019DomainingComments Off on Chaos Reigns on This Week’s Domain Sales Chart – Top Two Sales Total Nearly 500K
 DNJournal: The 2019 sales season continues to show strength. Our latest weekly Top 20 Sales Chart is led by a pair of heavyweights that total nearly $500,000.

GoDaddy tops $3 billion bookings in 2018

February 20, 2019DomainingComments Off on GoDaddy tops $3 billion bookings in 2018
 Domain Name Wire: Company crosses milestone as growth continues. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) released Q4 2018 and full-year earnings today after the market closed. The company crossed $3 billion in bookings in 2018, coming in at $3.01 billion, up 15.0% from 2017. Revenue was $2.23 billion, up 19.2%. GoDaddy expects slower revenue growth in 2019, targeting 12...

Grand Ambitions For Cryptocurrency

February 20, 2019DomainingComments Off on Grand Ambitions For Cryptocurrency
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Who is the best registrar in 2019 and why?

February 20, 2019DomainingComments Off on Who is the best registrar in 2019 and why?
 The Domains: I am asked every week who is the best domain registrar? My answer is always it depends on your specific needs and interests. For me it’s Epik, GoDaddy, Name.com. Epik.com for the pricing, all the tools provided such as escrow, free privacy, marketplace, payment plans, etc… GoDaddy for their reach, their auction platform a...