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Tucows Handicaps the Chances of New TLDs Kicking Off In Singapore

May 12, 2011Domaining, Domainnamewire, elliot noss, icann, lawrence strickling, new tlds, Tucows, UncategorizedComments Off on Tucows Handicaps the Chances of New TLDs Kicking Off In Singapore

Will the new TLD application process finally get approved next month?

For a while it looked assured that the new top level domain name applicant guidebook would get the green light at ICANN’s meeting in Singapore this June.

But then Lawrence Strickling, head of the NTIA, said he didn’t think this was possible unless ICANN got on board with government demands.

So what does Tucows CEO Elliot Noss think the chances are?

BMO Capital Markets analyst Thanos Moschopoulos asked Noss on yesterday’s earnings conference call:

I guess regarding the new TLDs it sounds like that process is sort of kind of politically, any thoughts there in terms of whether that moves ahead or what the outlook is in that front?

Noss responded:

Yeah, I think that everybody is still hopeful. I think we’re watching the political process play out. And really the Singapore meeting is going to be extremely important. So, I think you could see anything from the Singapore meeting starting gun goes off, and the process is initiated to what I would call indeterminate delays. But, I will say that the Singapore meeting is really the first meeting where there is a material chance that we get this whole process started. And I’m certainly hopeful.

OK, so he’s not placing a bet on whether or not it will happen next month. (He’s smarter than that.) But I think he does a good job summarizing the possibility.


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Forbes Explains How Tucows’ CEO Plays Video Games to Become a Better Leader

July 20, 2010Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, elliot noss, TucowsComments Off on Forbes Explains How Tucows’ CEO Plays Video Games to Become a Better Leader

Forbes published an article yesterday about how video games can teach better leadership, and the article prominently features Tucows CEO Elliot Noss. The article starts off:

Elliot Noss, chief executive of domain name provider Tucows, has spent the past five years training to become a better leader. How? By playing “World of Warcraft” for six to seven hours a week.

“‘You have these events [in "World of Warcraft"] that are very leadership-driven,” Noss says. “For example, when you’re in a raid that’s poorly led, it’s really easy to see how valuable are skills like managing the social dynamic, making sure there was the right level of preparation and making sure that there was a clear hierarchy in terms of who is performing what roles.”

Noss has set up frameworks at Tucows so employees can understand how day-to-day tasks effect the company. Among other things, he holds a lunchtime series called “Tucows Lore”, where Noss discusses stories about Tucows battles over the past decade.


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Meet the Faces Behind the Top 10 Domain Registrars

May 21, 2010bhavin turakhia, Domaining, Domainnamewire, elliot noss, jeff kupietzky, Uncategorized, VeriSignComments Off on Meet the Faces Behind the Top 10 Domain Registrars

VeriSign interviews founders and CEOs of top domain name registrars.

com-25-verisignSome domain name registrars have boisterous CEOs with their own blogs and video blogs. Others are a bit quieter. As part of its “25 Years of .Com” celebration, VeriSign has captured the stories behind 10 of the top domain name registrars, and it’s a good opportunity to hear from the quieter CEOs in the industry.

VeriSigns “Meet the domain pioneers” features the CEOs or founders of ten domain name registrars. Among the video interviews are Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows, Bhavin Turakhia, Founder & CEO of Directi, and Jeff Kupietzky, CEO & President of Oversee.net.

Next week VeriSign is holding a gala event in San Francisco where it will honor the “.com 25″: “remarkable innovators, entrepreneurs and companies whose inspiring contributions were fundamental in shaping the Internet and, thereby, forever changing the way we think and act as individuals and as a society.”


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Tucows’ Revenues Steady, Brandable Domain Sales Growing

November 11, 2009Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, elliot noss, tcx, TucowsComments Off on Tucows’ Revenues Steady, Brandable Domain Sales Growing

Tucows reports stable revenue and increase in brandable domain sales.

Tucows today reported earnings of $.07 per share for the third quarter, compared to a loss of less than a penny per share in the same quarter last year. The company benefited from income from its final receipt for selling its stake in domain name registry Afilias, as well as from foreign exchange gains. Revenue held essentially steady compared to last year.

On its investor conference call today, Tucows CEO Elliot Noss reported strong sales of “brandable” domains through its YummyNames division. The company sold about $250,000 worth of these domains, on top of direct navigation domain sales. The total YummyNames take for the quarter was $1.782 million including parking revenue.

The company doesn’t expect as much revenue from direct navigation sales in the future because it has cleared out a backlog. It has a regular agreement to sell about $100,000 worth of expired direct navigation domains every month or two, Noss explained.

Noss also alluded to a future partnership with NameMedia to list brandable domains for sale:

The number of brandable domain name transactions has shown great progress through September and continue to accelerate in October. We expect this to be helped further as we finalize the deal to list our domains in the BuyDomains.com and Afternic.com market places and distribution networks, which we view as the best buy now marketplaces in the secondary market.

When adding expired domains to its portfolio, Tucows plans to focus on the brandable name segment going forward:

…So over the couple of few years that we were sort of taking the [exit] from our expiry stream, we built up a bit of a backlog of those direct navigation names and you remember those are the names that are really valued on a multiple of revenue based on their traffic, not for in any way their value to a company who might want to name themselves or use the name line of business and we are really focused on those brandable names.


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