13 Feb '14, 3pm

Tucows on new TLDs, 2013 RAA, and Advertising

Tucows CEO Elliot Noss discusses the domain name business in the company’s latest investor call. Tucows released Q4 2013 earnings and held its investor conference call this week. Here are some highlights: * Tucows started charging for WHOIS privacy due to increased costs the company faces with the 2103 Registrar Accreditation Agreement. * Domain parking is still a drag on the company. It expects a flat or downward trend. This also affects its expired domain sales revenue. * The company sees GoDaddy’s acquisition of Afternic as a good thing because it will bring additional expertise to the secondary market for domain names. * The company doesn’t expect much of a financial impact from new TLDs in 2014. Any impact will be in late Q3 and Q4 when better strings come out after resolving contention sets. * Of the two sets of TLD launches so far (presumably Donuts’ first two batch...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/02/13/tucows-on-new-tlds-2...

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