KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rightside Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq:NAME), a leading provider of domain name services that advance the way businesses and consumers define and present themselves online, hosted its first Investor & Analyst Day on Friday, December 5, at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City. The event featured presentations by eight members of Rightside's management team, with in-depth discussions of how Rightside's new generic top level domains (gTLDs) are being used, how the company's end-to-end vertical integration makes it uniquely positioned to capitalize on the new gTLD opportunity, and how the new gTLD program is transforming every aspect of the company's business.
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In his introductory remarks, Chief Executive Officer Taryn Naidu noted the benefits people and brands are seeing as new gTLDs become available, stating, "The introduction of new gTLDs represents the largest change to the internet in the last 15 years. Before the new gTLD program, there were limited options for expression and branding through domain names, but now, there are relevant and memorable options available to businesses and consumers alike."
Highlights of the presentations by senior management included the following:
Rightside TLD Portfolio Development
Rightside Registry has launched nine new gTLDs into general availability since September 30, 2014, and expects to have 28 gTLDs in general availability by year-end 2014, with more launching in 2015.
"With each new TLD we launch, we have more information and data to inform future launches, including marketing activity and pricing. This is a key portfolio benefit," said Matt Delgado, SVP, Operations. "Rightside's vast amount of data and sophisticated analytics enable a continuous cycle of management and measurement."
Rightside's Vertical Integration Advantages
Commenting on Rightside's ability to distribute its gTLDs though its own sales channels as well as through third parties, Chief Financial Officer Tracy Knox explained the financial benefit Rightside realizes due to its vertical integration. She also noted that the average revenue per domain (ARPD), a key performance metric, is continuing to grow.
Closing Bell Ceremony
In honor of Rightside's Investor & Analyst Day event, the management team and distinguished guests participated in Nasdaq's Closing Bell ceremony. A recap of the event, including a link to a recording of the entire ceremony, can be found at http://www.nasdaq.com/marketsite/marketsite-events-detail.aspx?fn=201412-close12052014.txt
Investor & Analyst Day Webcast Replay
To listen to a replay of the webcast and view the accompanying presentation slides, including Rightside's disclaimer about forward-looking statements, visit the Events & Presentation section of Rightside's Investors website at http://investors.rightside.co/events. The replay will be available through December 5, 2015.
Rightside inspires and delivers new possibilities for consumers and businesses to define and present themselves online. The company, with its affiliates, is a leading provider of domain name services, offering one of the industry's most comprehensive platforms for the discovery, registration, usage, and monetization of domain names. In addition to being a new gTLD registry operator, Rightside is home to some of the most admired brands in the industry, including eNom, Name.com, and NameJet (in partnership with Web.com). Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, Rightside has offices in North America, Europe and Australia. For more information please visit www.rightside.co.
Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including, among others, the number of gTLDs Rightside expects to have in "general availability." Statements containing words such as may, believe, anticipate, expect, intend, plan, project, and estimate or similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements. Statements regarding Rightside's future performance are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, financial condition, operating performance and results of operations, including certain assumptions related thereto. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, among others: revenue and growth expectations for Rightside; the ability of Rightside to operate as an independent entity following its separation from Demand Media, Inc.; Rightside's ability to successfully pursue, acquire and operate new gTLD registries; the impact on Rightside's registry business given its limited experience in providing back-end infrastructure services to new and existing registries; the impact of any delays or limitations in the launch of new gTLDs; Rightside's ability to successfully market and sell its gTLDs; and the difficulty in predicting and developing consumer demand for new gTLDs. More information about potential risk factors that could affect Rightside's operating and financial results are contained in Rightside's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, and in Rightside's other filings with the SEC. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Rightside does not intend to revise or update the information set forth in this press release, except as required by law, and may not provide this type of information in the future.
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CONTACT: Investor Contacts Financial Profiles Kristen Papke, 206-623-2233 Lisa Mueller, 310-622-8231 email@example.comSource:Rightside Group