28 Dec '17, 6pm

#9 of 2017: GoDaddy gobbles up more domain name portfolios - Domain Name Wire: #9 of 2017…

This is the second in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by pageviews. In April 2015 GoDaddy made waves when it acquired Marchex’s domain name portfolio for $28 million. The registrar, which helps domain investors buy and sell domain names, was suddenly a domain investor itself. And it was about to become an even bigger one. The company has purchased many domain portfolios since then, which suggests that being a domain investor is proving to be profitable for the registrar. GoDaddy’s acquisition activity heated up again this fall. The company paid $50 million to buy two large portfolios: Donuts sold a portfolio of about 200,000 domain names it inherited from Rightside, and a portfolio linked to Kevin Ham that contained roughly 100,000 domains was also gobbled up. The company followed up with a small purchase of select name from Tucows’ YummyNames p...

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