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Rightside Announces “Connecting the Dots” Webinar Series


Rightside GroupEducating prospective buyers is an important aspect of marketing the new domain names. Rightside announced a new educational webinar series called "Connecting the Dots," to help educate people about the new domain extensions and how to use them.

In a blog post this afternoon, the company announced the first seminar in the series will take place on November 16, 2016. The title of the first seminar is “Everything You Need to Know About Buying Domains.” This will be a 30 minute session that starts at 10am Pacific time on the 16th. Rightside's Sean Ottey and Jebidiah Burnett will lead this webinar.

The live event is limited to 50 participants, although a video of the webinar will be made available following the seminar (uploaded by the 21st). The webinar is free to attend and it is open to anyone. Rightside has asked (more…) → Read More

What is the Right Number for Rightside?


Rightside GroupRightside has rejected Donuts' $70 million offer for its new gTLD domain name extensions, the company announced in a press release this morning. I don't think this is a huge surprise given the company's focus on the new gTLD domain name extensions.

In announcing the rejection, Rightside CEO Taryn Naidu stated, "We believe Donuts' proposal is an opportunistic attempt to acquire Rightside's valuable portfolio of domain extensions with an undervalued price and in a manner that would not be in the best interests of Rightside shareholders."

When the news of the offer was announced a week ago, (more…) → Read More

Poll: Should Rightside Accept Donuts’ $70 Million Offer?


The big domain name industry news last week was the revelation that Donuts made a $70 million cash offer to Rightside to buy the publicly traded company's new gTLD domain name extensions. Within several hours after the news of the offer was announced, Rightside issued its own press release to announce that it would give the offer (and any other offers) due consideration.

I am curious about whether you think Rightside should accept this offer and sell its new gTLD extensions. This decision is important because the company needs to do what's right for its employees and shareholders now and in the future, and the outcome of this decision could have a big impact on the company.

I am not asking if you think they will or will not accept the offer, but rather if you think they should accept the offer. Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts: (more…) → Read More

Rightside Responds to Donuts


Earlier today, Donuts published a press release announcing it made an unsolicited $70 million cash offer to buy all of the new gTLD domain name extensions owned by Rightside. In the release, the company also shared the letter its CEO Paul Stahura wrote to Rightside CEO Taryn Naidu.

In this morning's announcement, it was made clear that this wasn't the first time Donuts had made an overture to acquire Rightside's new gTLD domain names. This afternoon, Rightside issued its own press release in response to the public overture from Donuts. In it, the company stated that it (more…) → Read More

Rob Gronkowski Announces Madden Cover on GronkNation.news


It's not secret that I am a big New England Patriots fan. Obviously, that makes me a Rob Gronkowski fan, too. Any time I can write a domain industry article that mentions one of my favorite players (and one of the best players in the entire NFL), you better believe I will.

It was just announced that Rob Gronkowski will be on the cover of the popular Madden 17 football game. In fact, Rob mentioned this honor via his Twitter account yesterday evening:

As someone in the domain space, what I immediately noticed was (more…) → Read More

Negotiate With the Registry


Earlier this week, Rightside announced a promotion for new gTLD domain names from the company's portfolio that it has designated as premium. The gist of the offer is that "when customers register an eligible Premium domain from participating partners at the regular premium price, the wholesale cost to registrars for renewing the domain will be $10."

This offer is interesting, but something else in the blog post got my attention. The special offer excludes domain names the company has designated as "Platinum-level premium domains," but the company shared some insight about those domain names that should be useful to people interested in buying the new gTLD domain names: "Rightside is always open to negotiating Platinum pricing."

There are almost always (more…) → Read More

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