In a tweet shared late last week, Bill Glenn, VP of Marketing at Rightside, announced his departure from the company:
Today is my last day Rightside and @namedotcom. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to work alongside some very bright and amazing people.
— Bill Glenn (@williamwglenn) January 27, 2017
I reached out to Rightside CEO Taryn Naidu to see if he had any comment about Bill and/or other changes at Rightside. Taryn let me know the company is restructuring in light of the sale of eNom to Tucows. Here’s what Taryn had to say via email:
“Given the fact that we divested the Enom business, we had to do a restructuring of roles. We were going from around 250 people to about 125 people. Because of this, many people moved over to Tucows, some roles were eliminated due to the business being much different than before. Bill’s role was effected in the restructuring.
We’ve a great business and we’re excited about our market position and opportunity. Name.com and our Registry business are obviously at the forefront now. It is always difficult to make these decisions but because of this divestiture, we are realigning resources and areas of focus for 2017 and beyond. We have a strong channel marketing team, great sales organization and great businesses in our Registry and Name.com. Matt Overman, Scott Ryder, Matt Delgado and others will be taking on more responsibilities within the organization. They very capable and up for the challenge.
We appreciate the many contributions that Bill and others have made in helping Rightside become a leader in this industry. I wish them nothing but the best in the future.”
Following the Tucows deal, Rightside will focus on developing the market for the new domain name extensions. The company retained its ownership of Name.com as well as its new domain extensions and back-end registry platform.