Following its $218 million acquisition of the Neustar registry business, GoDaddy has been making a push into the registry operations business. GoDaddy Registry works with brands to manage their .brand extension, and the company also works with countries on their ccTLD registry operations, including the registries for .US, .CO, and .IN.
Last night, GoDaddy announced its signed a contract with the government of Tuvalu to manage the .TV ccTLD extension. The .TV registry had previously been operated by Verisign until the contract expired in 2021:
GoDaddy Registry is pleased to announce the contract signing with @TuvaluGov as the new registry operator for the .tv ccTLD. We’re excited to take .tv through its next phase of global growth.https://t.co/U9QHoKeXdY#tuvalu #dottv #domains #ccTLD #TLD #aptld #internet pic.twitter.com/4JVN2G03LW
— GoDaddy Registry (@GoDaddyRegistry) March 31, 2022
Terms of the deal to operate .TV were not disclosed in GoDaddy’s news release. It is unclear how many .TV domain names are registered, but a 2019 Washington Post article reported that the figure was somewhere around 500,000 domain names.