29 Dec '14, 5pm

2014 in Review: Domain Name Industry Consolidation Continues

2014 had its share of blockbuster acquisitions in the domain name space. This is the first in a five part series covering the top stories in the domain name industry in 2015. You can also listen to the companion podcast covering these five themes of 2014. The consolidation of domain name companies continued in 2014 and it probably won’t end there. Here are some of the transactions that were announced or completed during the year: Neustar bought .co for over $100M Endurance completed its acquisition of part of Directi for over $100M Endurance bought BuyDomains for $44.9M Web.com acquired SnapNames for $7.4M Centralnic acquired Internet.bs for up to $7.5 million. Rook Media bought DomainSponsor and its domain portfolio Igloo acquired Aftermarket.com Escrow.com bought Agreed There are many reasons for consolidation in any industry, and these tend to be the case in the domain ...

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