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Godaddy buys Neustar

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by Samer, Apr 6, 2020

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  1. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    GoDaddy is acquiring Neustar’s domain name registry services business and renaming it GoDaddy Registry, company announced today.

    Neustar directly manages .biz, .us, .co, several others. Neustar 12 million domains its platform. They are not acquiring Neustar DNS, DDoS...

    This is first time GoDaddy will own a registry.

    Full story: DomainNameWire
     
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  2. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    In 2016, Neustar was acquired for $2.9 billion.

    Fast forward to 2020; Godaddy acquired them

    “Gd not get Neustar’s DNS, DDoS businesses”
    What does this mean?
     
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  3. alcy

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    so gd takes managing ownership of .co too now?
    like 99% domainers i've no care for biz or club or the others.. but the .co part could be interesting! :)
     
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  4. BrandCollectors.com

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    HOLEE COW

    Great news for a dot co. 👍
     
  5. Samer

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    Konstantinos Zournas writes on OnlineDomain

    “Why didn't Godaddy acquire the Uni registry; just registrar, marketplace and portfolio. Maybe godaddy picked what thought is better registry”
     
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  6. stevo

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    Hard to say what this will develop into. It does appear at first glance to be a boost to .us, .co and .biz (among others). They are the largest registrar and would probably promote their product.
     
  7. equity78

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    They only bought the registry business
     
  8. Peak.Domains

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    We must protect the precious .co's at all costs.
     
  9. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

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    thank goodness I don't invest in those extensions.

    Godaddy is a virus.
     
  10. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Pure Vertical deal. Not AT&T big, but still huge.

    Was the part of Neustar, Godaddy didnt buy, (DNS, and DDoS businesses) worth anything?
     
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  11. equity78

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

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    Yes I would say so, they did $1.2 billion in revenue in 2017 and that certainly was not just from the registry business

     
  12. Ryan217

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    It's when Godaddy buys verisign that I begin to get worried.
     
  13. Internet.Domains

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    Interesting that the largest retailer is now incentivized to steer people away from Verisign and its mammoth product, .com.

    Will be interesting to watch this space as there are now two (GoDaddy, Google) public companies who is both a registry and registrar. Both are more invested in extensions beyond .com.
     
  14. Doron Vermaat

    Doron Vermaat Co-founder, Efty Efty Staff PRO VIP ICA Member

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    I suspect one of the reasons GoDaddy went out to snatch up Neustar is because they know how strong .co is in the aftermarket.
     
  15. Samer

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    Some Neustar extensions and their status:

    .us (10-year extension until 2029)
    Dont pay us gov anything, just collect reg fees

    .co
    5-year deal, signed 1 day, before this GD deal
    Paid Col 7% last .co deal —Now they pay 81%

    .biz
    100% Owned and operated by Neustar
     
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  16. Dot.us

    Dot.us Country Manager Epik.com & Dot.us VIP Gold Account

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    I don't think they will promote .us or .co or .biz . For me is like they will kill this extensions & promote only .com . I am doubt on advertising banners omn soccer games wthey will say " Be a patriot & reg. a .us" or " Help your country wby reg. a .co " - LOL
     
  17. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Agree.
    Neustar give an arm, leg to outbid rest for .co
    Last .co deal, Neustar paid 6-7% to Col gov't.
    This .co deal, Neustar pays 81% to Col gov.

    Since acquired neustar 1 day after the co deal, i think it points to how vital .co was to this.
    So you’re probably right.
     
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  18. h2o

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    I have noticed during the month Godaddy now brands itself as Godaddy.co instead of Godaddy.com on credit card statements. Now there is a confirmed reason behind the madness.
     
  19. Rob Monster

    Rob Monster CEO, Epik Epik.com Staff PRO VIP Gold Account

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    Doron - I think you are on to something.

    Here was a possible clue:

    https://onlinedomain.com/2020/04/06...will-continue-running-the-co-domain-registry/

    That was from yesterday.

    So until that deal was locked down, the Neustar deal was on the sideline. Once they got the green light, it was off to the races.

    Good job connecting those dots. And yes, .CO after-market is remarkably solid.
     
  20. Don Gondon

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    What if they plan to give it all to .co to challenge the .com?
     
  21. Furquah

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    It will be interesting if GoDaddy just removes premium pricing tag on .co, if they did this I will see it as a direct challenge to verisign .com

    Some interesting days ahead in domaining.
     
  22. Bernard Wright

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    There are some folks in here who are known to read a tea leaf or two. ...and are rather savvy with respect to corporate finance. Given the .com price increase ruling (much like the case of .org) what are the odds of a GoDaddy & Versign merger or acquisition?
     
  23. Bernard Wright

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    What would they call themselves?

    [​IMG]

    Or maybe trim the fat?

    [​IMG]
     
  24. Ryan217

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    GoVeri
     
  25. stub

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    Is/has .co become the defacto tld after .com or am I reading too much into the comments being made here?
     

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