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Ethos Capital To Acquire Controlling Interest of Donuts

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by equity78, Jan 22, 2021

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    After failing to acquire Public Interest Registry (PIR) the entity that runs the .org extension, Ethos Capital is back in the headlines. They have added to their investment in Donuts, Inc. and now have the controlling stake. On their website Erik Brooks and Fadi Chehadé the Co-CEO's announced the following: As Co-CEOs of Ethos Capital, LLC (“Ethos Capital”), we are happy to announce that … [Read more...]
     
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  2. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    LOL.

    Have fun being owned by a “for profit” VC firm.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2021
  3. ReallyBigIdea.com

    ReallyBigIdea.com Established Member

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    I was thinking Ethos and Donuts not the same owner?
     
  4. LoodeX

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  5. Jv1999

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    I've been spammed by Donuts just because I JV'd with a friend to buy a domain that their "registry" dropped.

    Now Ethos is in charge, wonder what will happen (:
     
  6. LoodeX

    LoodeX Restricted (15-30%)

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    Keep dreaming


    The names are proper
     
  7. DigitalRoar

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    I guess you can say that's a .rip

    I don't own any of their extensions anyways.
     
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    Mytz.com Top 4L [email protected] ieie.com CuTu.com NeSu.com QAMI.com PRO VIP Gold Account

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  9. platey

    platey Top Contributor VIP

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    I probably own a few of donuts extensions not knowingly
     
  10. platey

    platey Top Contributor VIP

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    Just had a quick look at donuts website and i see they use a gtld

    Well they use at least 2 gtlds

    Which i find interesting when all i hear is must have the dot com must have the dot com etc etc etc

    When obviously the reverse is true

    Must have the gtld lol

    But back to topic

    Tru domains etc if part of donuts etc

    I have owned a

    .careers

    And wish i still did

    Have owned a

    .solutions

    And curreently own a

    .enterprises

    And a

    .support

    Which i think are donuts gtld extensions etc
     
  11. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    We will see, but I fear this development may not be for the better for new extension investors.

    Bob
     
  12. stub

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    I'm sure that will be the case now they own more than 50%. In the announcement I read, there was a lot of wishy-washy language about equal partners. It'll be Donuts on steroids with Ethos Capital ultimately in charge.

    Where can we get a full list of all the NGTLDs owned/operated by Donuts. I think I'm going to cut-back severely my investment in those domains.
     
  13. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    This may not show their last acquisition(s) but here is a pretty complete list, with the 239 TLDs managed by DONUTS.
    https://ntldstats.com/registry/group/Donuts-Inc

    Live, life, world, today, solutions, services, ltd, company, group, agency, digital, network, center are among the more registered ones that I think some investors handle, but many, many more. They have a number of the best words.

    Depending their approach, things will not necessarily be negative for investors. Right now they deeply discount year one in many of these and have hefty renewals even for standard often in $20 to $60 range. If they were to move renewal costs lower, I think it could work for both them and investors.

    Bob
     
  14. stub

    stub DNStore.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks for the list of NGTLDs managed by Donuts. I think it is an anathema to think they will EVER reduce prices of renewals. But that's just my personal opinion. I'm going to take a serious look to see if I can reduce substantially my exposure to Donuts domains. I think it's going to need some hard choices.
     
  15. stub

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    After checking out their list of domains, I see they have some reasonably cheap domains in some reasonably good extensions, as well as some reasonably expensive domains in some both good and bad extensions. I just have to sort them all out and decide which to drop. Thanks.
     
  16. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Yes, I agree that their renewal rates are rather variable among TLDs, and fortunately some of the better ones have renewal rates higher than .com but not by a huge factor. I currently have a mix of some low and some high renewal names. I think even the $60 ones don't scare off end users, but definitely change the economics over multi-year holds as investments.
    Bob
     

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