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Rightside Market Cap Higher Than Demand Media

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Demand Media spun off Rightside, and the company began trading on the Nasdaq stock market on its own this week. This gave us an opportunity to see the market capitalization of each of these companies independently.

According to Yahoo Finance, at the time I began writing this article this morning, Rightside (ticker symbol: NAME) has a market capitalization of (more…) → Read More


Super Bowl: Name.com vs. Enom

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The Super Bowl will be played by the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on February 2, 2014, and you can bet that two sister domain registrars will be having fun with this rivalry over the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, domain registrants will benefit from some domain name coupon codes and deals as a result of the excitement (hint, hint).

Enom is located in Kirkland, Washington, a short distance from Seattle.  Name.com, which  was (more…) → Read More


Demand Media Takes Another Step in Spinning off Rightside

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Rightside GroupDemand Media reported some positive news related to its planned spin off of the company's domain name entities into a company called Rightside, which was officially announced last November. According to a release in the Wall Street Journal, Demand Media (stock symbol DMD) filed a  Form 10 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is a part of the process in spinning it off into another public company.

This morning's press release emphasizes the importance of the new gTLDs to Rightside: (more…) → Read More


Demand Media Announces Rightside Group Spinoff

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Rightside GroupPublicly traded Demand Media (DMD) announced some news in a press release this morning that I want to share with you. The company announced that a proposed spin-off of its domain name services companies will be called Rightside Group. Taryn Naidu, who has been an Executive VP at DMD, will be the CEO of this spinoff company.

Interestingly, Rightside Group will be using a .CO domain name, which I believe shows (more…) → Read More


Taryn Naidu Promoted to EVP and General Manager of eNom

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Taryn NaiduThis afternoon, Demand Media announced that domain industry veteran, Taryn Naidu, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Registrar Services and General Manager of domain registrar, eNom. Taryn  has been with Demand (working on the eNom line of business) since 2006.

Before working at Demand Media, many domain investors got to know Taryn  through his former positions at Pool.com. Taryn  started out as an engineer with the company and worked his way up to CEO. He's been active in the domain industry for a number of years as his ICANN Wiki profile can attest.

The full press release from today's announcement is below:

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Demand Media ® (NYSE:DMD - News) has named Taryn Naidu to the position of Executive Vice President, Registrar Services and General Manager of eNom, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Demand Media and the world's largest ICANN accredited domain name wholesaler. Naidu was promoted from Senior Vice President and will take on executive leadership of the → Read More


Using Demand Media & eHow for SEO Tips

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DMDShares of Demand Media traded on the New York Stock Exchange today for the first time.

In addition to its domain name assets (like Enom and NameJet), DMD generates revenue with Adsense and advertising on its eHow.com website. The company has a proprietary algorithm that can figure out what people are searching for on Google, and it then sources out articles on those topics to its huge team of independent writers. There are either hundreds of thousands or maybe millions of articles.

Pundits have opined that some of the content is bad, while others have speculated that Demand could be impacted if Google changes it's algorithm to push down the allegedly "spammy" articles. I don't own stock in DMD and most of the eHow articles aren't really that competitive to my sites, so that stuff doesn't really interest me much.

However, I do think there's a way that domain investors / web developers can tap into Demand Media's vast knowledge about the wants and needs of Google searches. If we search eHow for articles related to our own → Read More


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