Today was a big day in the domain name world as Go Daddy announced their acquisition of Neustar’s registry business. This was covered on a lot of different blogs so rather than write a lot about it myself, I’ll share some of the articles about it:
- GoDaddy goes vertical with Neustar registry acquisition (read more on DomainNameWire)
- GoDaddy Acquires Neustar – Gets Into Registry Business (read more on DomainInvesting.com)
- GoDaddy acquires Neustar’s registry business (read more on OnlineDomain)
- GoDaddy buying Neustar’s registry business (read more on TheDomains)
So I thought it would be interesting to put together questions that people have about the sale and see if I can get them answered, and then do a follow-up post sharing the answers. If you want a quick highlight from the press release, here’s the a paragraph to give you the general idea behind how they’re going to structure things post-acquisition:
“The new service will be called GoDaddy Registry and will be led by Nicolai Bezsonoff, currently Senior Vice President and General Manager of Neustar’s Registry business. As part of the transaction, GoDaddy will strictly adhere to a governance model that maintains independence between the GoDaddy registry and registrar businesses. GoDaddy has worked closely with both registrars and registries for more than 20 years to help grow a healthy and competitive domains market and it will continue to do so for the benefit of consumers and the industry.“(Source)
This is a big move by Go Daddy and one that I know many people have questions about so let me see if I can get some of them answered. Comment below and I’ll do my best to get as many of your questions answered as I can!