Rightside Selling Its Premium Domain Names via Name.Market


Rightside Registry recently launched a marketplace on Name.Market to browse its registry-controlled new gTLD domain names. Konstantinos from OnlineDomain.com previously wrote about the marketplace, and I received more information about it from Matt Overman, who is Rightside’s Vice President of Sales and Premium Domains.

The domain names listed for sale on the marketplace are all TLDs owned by Rightside  Registry. With the launch of this site, Name.Market is utilizing Name.com  for fulfillment. However,  Matt said that in the future, the ability to kick over to other registrar sites for fulfillment will also be incorporated. All of the premium inventory shown at Name.market is available at any of the more than 60 registrars that support Rightside Registry premium domain names

A handful of the  38  extensions that are currently offered  in the marketplace include the following extensions:

Video: Matt Overman Eats Dog Food


I don’t have much commentary to add to this video, but if you’ve ever wanted to see Matt Overman eating dog food, today is your lucky day. This was a part of Rightside’s annual company Hackathon, which you can read about on Rightside’s blog.

You can see more on Team Overman’s Hackathon project, SlowMoDog.Reviews/.

Here’s the video of Matt and his brother Peter Overman eating Pedigree dog food… the perfect video to end your week!

Rightside Happy With .News Registration Levels


The .News domain extension has been available for people to hand register for just two weeks, and it is already selling more in that time period than other Rightside domain extensions in the same period of time. I was told that 8,790 .News domain names were registered on its first day of general availability.

This afternoon, the company announced that over 15,000 .News domain names have been registered so far in the first two weeks of general availability.

The tweet was a bit confusing at first

Taryn Naidu Named to “40 Under 40”


Taryn Naidu, CEO of Rightside, was honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal in this year’s “40 Under 40” awards. Taryn was listed at #31 in the alphabetical slideshow.

Taryn has been CEO of Rightside since the company went public, and he has worked with the company since 2006. Taryn previously worked for Pool.com, another domain industry company.

According to the article, the

TeamSilver.Rocks: 2015 Pan-Mass Challenge


On August 2, Karen and I will be  riding in the 2015 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise funds for the  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston  and its Jimmy Fund. Dana-Farber is one of the world’s leading cancer research and treatment facilities. Last year, colleagues, friends, and family  helped me raise $5,800 for Dana-Farber, and the entire Pan-Mass Challenge raised $41 million! I am proud to have been a part of that effort, and I am hoping we can raise more this year.

Last year was the first time I rode in the Pan-Mass Challenge. I am not the most athletic person, but the ride was made easier knowing how much support I had. This year, my wife Karen is riding with me. Together, we are Team Silver, and Rightside is sponsoring and supporting Team Silver. You can visit TeamSilver.Rocks to see our fundraising page. We will need help from our friends, family, and colleagues in order to hit our fundraising goals.

When I first signed up for this year’s ride in early February, I wrote about it on Twitter. Rightside’s Matt Overman reached out to me shortly thereafter, and he asked if

Rightside Financial Results Conference Call at 5pm


Rightside will be reporting its earnings after the stock market’s closing bell today. The company is set to announce its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results.

Following the release of this information, Rightside will hold an investor and analyst conference call to discuss the results and answer questions. The conference call will begin at 5pm EST. To listen to the call live, you can dial in using the following phone numbers: 844-413-1777 (domestic) or 716-247-5761 (international). If you can’t listen live, the calls will be available until February 26th by calling 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international). The conference ID is 71122453.

I don’t own any Rightside stock (to my knowledge), but I am going to listen to the call because

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