Tucows signs deal with Verizon, lowers 2019 guidance

Company takes big step to clean up wireless carrier problems. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) has signed a new mobile service deal with Verizon, marking a big shift in its Ting mobile service. The company offers mobile service, high-speed internet and domain names. It is the world’s second largest domain name registrar, including its OpenSRS and Enom reseller platforms. Its mobile service is a reseller of large carriers in a relationship known as mobile virtual network operator…

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Uniregistry: Soon Come

Domain name registrar files trademark for “Soon Come”. What is coming soon? Uniregistrar Corp, aka Uniregistry, aka Uni has filed an intent-to-use trademark that has me scratching my head. The company filed a trademark application for “Soon Come” last week. It lists four services: Marketing and purchase consulting services in the field of domain names Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable computer software for creating web sites Electronic transmission of e-mail Domain name registration services…

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CentralNic to acquire Hexonet for €10.0 million

Domain company continues to consolidate the domain industry. Fresh off a bond issue of €50 million, domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) is acquiring domain name registrar Hexonet for €10 million. Hexonet is a reseller platform and also retail registrar with 3.8 million domains under management. It had €16.5 million revenue last year and an EBITDA of €0.8m. The company has offices in Germany and Vancouver, Canada. Hexonet CEO Jens Wagner and CMO Tony…

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NameSilo tops 3 million domain names

Registrar adds 50% more domains in just ten months. Domain name registrar NameSilo (CSE:URL)  has hit another milestone with over three million domains under management. As of this morning, a running ticker on its site showed 3,008,725 domains. It took the registrar about ten months to grow from 2 million to 3 million domains, a quick clip showing that it’s taking market share from competitors. The registrar is usually among the top ten for new…

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A strong month for .Com

A strong month for .com ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers March 2019. March was a strong month for many registrars. GoDaddy topped 1 million new registrations and others had lots of new registrations, too. United-Domains fell off the monthly performance chart as GMO jumped on. Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations: 1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 1,045,199 (884,685…

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Stock market shrugs off short seller’s Tucows analysis

A short seller publishes critical analysis of Tucows. Yesterday, a short seller posted a critical analysis of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX). Shares in the company dropped before quickly recovering and ending the day in positive territory. It’s not the first time a short seller has targeted Tucows with a report. But this one is more level-headed, avoiding the extreme hyperbole and anonymity of the prior report. Kerrisdale Capital Management titled its report published on SeekingAlpha “Tucows:…

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Tutorial: How to create a domain name suggestion tool

Alvin Brown provides a tutorial on how to create a personalized domain name suggestion tool using GoDaddy’s API. It’s been a while since my last tutorial spotlighting the use of GoDaddy’s API to retrieve a list of domains associated with your GoDaddy account. Today’s tutorial aims to help create a simple tool that returns available domain names based on submitted keywords and domain ideas. There is no shortage of domain name suggestion tools available when…

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CentralNic buys rest of Melbourne IT’s reseller business for AUD $24 million

CentralNic bulks up in Australia by acquiring carveout of what used to be Melbourne IT. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) is acquiring TPP Wholesale from ARQ Group Limited (ASX: ARQ), formerly known as Melbourne IT. The company will pay total consideration of AUD $24 million (USD $16.6 million). CentralNic will pay AUD $21.3 million up front and the transaction is expected to close by the end of next month pending financing. ARQ Group…

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Tucows lost 20% of its value today

Wall Street punishes company after disappointing Q1 results. Domain name, wireless and internet provider Tucows had a rough day. Shares in the company plunged $17.30, or 20%, to $68.75. About $180 million of value was wiped out in one day. The drop came after the company reported disappointing earnings after the market closed yesterday. Revenue slid in the company’s domain business and it faced headwinds with suppliers for its wireless service. Long-term shareholders probably aren’t…

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Tucows takes a short term hit but CEO Noss is optimistic

Company hits stumbling blocks in Q1. It is truly a quarter where it would be a lot easier to be private than public, but all of that makes me continually grateful for the nature of our investors. That’s what Tucows CEO Elliot Noss had to say about his company’s first quarter 2019 results released yesterday. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) reported declining year-over-year numbers. Revenue was down 18% and net income fell 25%. The results weren’t nearly…

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