What happened in the domain business last month

A WordPress giveaway, GoDaddy’s new TLDs, and ICANN’s weird logic made news last month.

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Miss any of the big news last month? These were the top five stories on Domain Name Wire, ranked by pageviews:

1. WordPress offers 1 million free transfers for domains at Google Domains – As of August 23, people transferred 44,000 domains as part of the free offer.

2. GoDaddy paid up to $39.4 million for top level domains – GoDaddy Registry acquired five domains in Q2 for $35.4 million, plus up to $4 million as an earn-out.

3. Domain name aftermarket hurts GoDaddy’s growth again – A dearth of big deals and few new partners to add slows down GoDaddy’s aftermarket growth.

4. ICANN says putting TLDs out to bid is against internet users interest – Well, I give credit for its creative spin.

5. Update: the biggest .com domain name registrars – Here’s a look at the biggest domain registrars ranked by .com domains under management.

And be sure to catch up on any podcasts you missed:

Identity Digital & TLD marketing – with Rachel Sterling and Matt Overman

Legal talk: LTOs & brokers – with John Berryhill

A max(.com) deal – with Joe Uddeme

Upgrading to Featured.com – with Brett Farmiloe

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