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09|01|2010 02:28 pm EDT

Breaking: Buyers of DomainName.com Registrar Revealed

by Frank Michlick in Categories: News

Richard Kirkendall and Richard Lau as photographed by Kamila Sekiewicz

Richard Kirkendall and Richard Lau photographed by Kamila Sekiewicz at DOMAINfest 2010

As DNN has learned the buyers of the DomainName.com registrar and customer base sold by DomainConsultant, are non other than Richard Lau of DomainManager.com and Richard Kirkendall of NameCheap.com. The two, also known as “The Richards” partnered up on the purchase and are planning to transform the company into a new brand.

Richard Kirkendall told DNN about the purchase: “We’re excited about the acquisition of DomainName.com and plan to launch a premium registrar geared towards domainers and business. It will operate as separate brand from Namecheap. With all the features: dns, whois privacy, webhosting, SSL at extremely competitive pricing.”

According to information provided by the company NameCheap now has 1,5 million names under management for their clients. DomainManager provides free DNS for over 53,000 domains according to Zone File records.

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19 Comments

Frank Michlick

September 1, 2010 @ 2:28 pm EDT

Maybe they bought it because it uses a word from each of their main sites? ;-)

Kevin Murphy

September 1, 2010 @ 2:51 pm EDT

“The Richards”?

Better than the alternative, I suppose.

Anonymous

September 1, 2010 @ 3:10 pm EDT

Twitter Trackbacks…

Andy Booth

September 1, 2010 @ 3:25 pm EDT

That made me laugh Kevin, funny.

Andy Booth

September 1, 2010 @ 3:25 pm EDT

And this is a great buy for the two (R)icks… Nicely done fellows! Lau, whatever next man!?

Batfan

September 1, 2010 @ 3:37 pm EDT

Any word on the final purchase price?

Andy Booth

September 1, 2010 @ 3:42 pm EDT

I think that is going to be kept confidential. Whatever, these guys will make this domain name pay back, no doubt.

Francois

September 1, 2010 @ 3:49 pm EDT

Congrats boys!

I am really happy to read the domain has been purchased by these two nice persons.

French domain name forum

September 1, 2010 @ 4:48 pm EDT

Congrats Rick, great domain obviously :)

Brian Null

September 1, 2010 @ 5:08 pm EDT

love it, way to go Richard and Richard :)

Rob Chandler

September 1, 2010 @ 6:08 pm EDT

Great purchase and hope the very best for the new business venture… they sure have the ultimate and most relevant “domain name” for it :)

cctld it

September 2, 2010 @ 4:09 am EDT

Great buy…

Richard Meyer

September 2, 2010 @ 9:52 am EDT

Congratulations on the purchase.
And, some people thought it wouldn’t sell.
:)

This is not a case of a couple guys buying
it on a long shot of success.

Richard Lau has been in the registrar business
for 10 yrs. (??)
I know Richard Lau has the business skills to
make this project very successful.

And, Richard Kirkendall is another success
story.

Since, both of them are already well known
registrars, Icann will immediately approve
ownership change.

Very impressive purchase.

I wish them my best.

Kunal

September 2, 2010 @ 11:31 am EDT

It is a nice domain name..DomainName..DomainName.com
Grabbed by NameCheap..hope it does have the same excellent service like NameCheap.com

Husein Yuseinov

September 2, 2010 @ 11:54 am EDT

Congratulations guys!

Definitely great domain and also a good buyers. Namecheap is my preferred domain registrar, so the acquisition just make me feel better.

Wish them all the best!

Joe Alagna

September 2, 2010 @ 2:13 pm EDT

Congrats guys. Looks like a great move.

Visionair

September 2, 2010 @ 3:08 pm EDT

Nice marriage.
DomainNameCheap.com

Nasy Mylanchi

September 3, 2010 @ 7:03 am EDT

Richs,
A great deal to success

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September 6, 2010 @ 3:53 am EDT

Wow, that is the quickest success story I’ve ever heard. Did you already have some contacts at GoDaddy and Rick Dees? It seems very unusual to get picked up by them so quickly. Best of luck to you in the inevitably bright future! -Josh

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