The worst kept secret in the Australian domain market is now official.
Overnight there has been this announcement from Trellian:
“Trellian has announced its further expansion into the .AU Drop Catch business with the acquisition of the highly successful Drop Catch platform DomainShield.com.au
Having only a handful of auDA accredited registrars that are authorized to Drop Catch, the acquisition further strengthens Trellian’s Feb 2017 acquisition of Drop.com.au Drop Catch Platform and Registrar.”
This acquisition makes a lot of sense for David Warmuz and the Trellian group.
The only thing that surprised me is that neither Domain Shield or Drop advised their customers before making this public announcement. But I suppose that is “nit-picking”!
I wish them great success – particularly in these times of market uncertainty. It will be good to see Netfleet get a run for their money from a well-resourced operator like Trellian.
Ned O’Meara – 11th October