GoDaddy’s Acquisition of .Club, .Design and Minds + Machines TLDs

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised GoDaddy Registry on the deal.

GoDaddy Registry signed its agreements to acquire the .club and .design domain extensions, as well as 28 domain extensions (and certain other business assets) owned and operated by Minds + Machines Group Limited (MMX).

GoDaddy Registry is one of the world’s largest domain registry providers. Upon close of the acquisitions, GoDaddy Registry will own, manage or operate more than 240 top-level domain extensions, with more than 14 million domain names under management.

The Debevoise team advising GoDaddy Registry was led by M&A partners Michael Diz (Picture) and David Innes and included associates Aleena Aspervil, Dominic Blaxill, Melody Godbolt, Jake Grandison, Christina Heil, Emily Huang, James Malmo, and Katie Power, tax partners Michael Bolotin and Richard Ward, counsel Samuel Duncan and associate Sabrina Hsieh, antitrust partners Timothy McIver and Michael Schaper, and associates Anne-Mette Heemsoth and Kayleigh Anderson, intellectual property partner Henry Lebowitz, and benefits partner Lawrence Cagney and associates Christopher Garrett and Zain Kazmi.

Involved fees earner: Kayleigh Anderson – Debevoise & Plimpton; Aleena Aspervil – Debevoise & Plimpton; Dominic Blaxill – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Bolotin – Debevoise & Plimpton; Lawrence Cagney – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Diz – Debevoise & Plimpton; Samuel Duncan – Debevoise & Plimpton; Christopher Garrett – Debevoise & Plimpton; Melody Godbolt – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jake Grandison – Debevoise & Plimpton; Anne-Mette Heemsoth – Debevoise & Plimpton; Christina Heil – Debevoise & Plimpton; Emily Huang – Debevoise & Plimpton; David Innes – Debevoise & Plimpton; Zain Kazmi – Debevoise & Plimpton; Henry Lebowitz – Debevoise & Plimpton; James Malmo – Debevoise & Plimpton; Timothy McIver – Debevoise & Plimpton; Katie Power – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Schaper – Debevoise & Plimpton; Richard Ward – Debevoise & Plimpton;

Law Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton;

Clients: GoDaddy;

Author: Martina Bellini