09|07|2011 12:27 pm EDT
The big tech news yesterday was that Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo, was fired. Today the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Yahoo! is a possible takeover target (when weren’t they a takeover target). As Business Insider puts it,”That’s the equivalent of sticking a FOR SALE sign on the lawn.” Yahoo! may have missed their opportunity back in 2008 when Microsoft made the play to acquire them.
Obviously, Yahoo! has been one of the top upstream providers for domain parking and many large portfolios have relied on their feed over the years including Kevin Ham and Frank Schilling. Parking companies like Skenzo, Parked.com and TrafficZ also rely heavily on Yahoo!.
The continued uncertainty about the future of Yahoo! can not be good news for anyone in the space.