Since the news about GoDaddy buying Uniregistry broke yesterday, there has been a lot of speculation and discussion about the purchase price. Although the price doesn’t really matter all that much to anyone beyond any Uniregistry stakeholders (like Frank Schilling) and GoDaddy shareholders, of course it is natural for people in the domain space to want to know how much was paid to buy the assets. I would love to know how much value Frank built over the last couple of decades in the business.
I don’t think we will really get an idea about the price until GoDaddy files a quarterly report. It will likely not be reported until the 2020 Q2 quarterly report is filed since the deal is scheduled to close in the second quarter of this year. In past filings, GoDaddy has lumped all of its acquisitions together in one line item, so if the company makes other acquisitions in the quarter, we may never get an idea of the acquisition price.
Instead of posting a poll here to ask what people think the purchase price was, I will share the Twitter poll from Rick Schwartz asking the same question:
— Rick Schwartz 👑 The DomainKing® 👑 Since 1995 (@DomainKing) February 12, 2020