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Rightside “Focused on Building Relationships”

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Rightside GroupThe domain investment space has been abuzz today regarding the reported price increases on some of the new extensions operated by Uniregistry. GoDaddy commented about the news in an earlier blog post, and .Club also chimed in from a registry point of view.

This afternoon, I had a conversation with Rightside CEO Taryn Naidu. We chatted about the industry news of the day, and he shared some perspective with me  that I can share with readers:

"The business decisions of any one registry aren't representative of the new TLD program.

At Rightside, we believe in our TLDs and the program as a whole.   To drive our business forward, we are focused on building relationships with our customers and channel partners alike and believe that transparency and trust are critical factors in doing so.   I want to reassure our valued customers who have invested in our TLDs that we will not be following suit.

We continue to see our registry business grow, with healthy average sale prices in the $20 range and over $7M worth of premium sales → Read More


Bill Glenn Departs Rightside Amid Restructuring

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In a tweet shared late last week, Bill Glenn, VP of Marketing at Rightside, announced his departure from the company:




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: (more…) → Read More


Big Day for Rightside in New York City

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The Rightside executive team is in New York City today, as the company will be holding its first investor day at the NASDAQ market in Times Square from 10:30 - 1:30. While in NYC for the investor day, Rightside CEO Taryn Naidu was interviewed by at least two financial news networks.

In the video interview embedded below, Jill Malandrino from TheStreet.com discusses Rightside's new domain name extensions and the economics behind them with Naidu. In addition, Naidu met with Canada's Business News Network to discuss some of the trends in the domain name sector (I was unable to embed this video, but you can watch it here).

This investor day event gives the company an opportunity to discuss what it does and how it makes money with Wall Street analysts and investors. There is an event webcast on the company website for those who can't be there but want to follow along. According to a press release announcing the event, "in honor of the occasion, Chief Executive Officer Taryn Naidu will ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell" at → 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