Rightside Group, Ltd. 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.
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.