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    GoDaddy Public Auctions (No Reserve Auctions)

    GoDaddy Public Auctions (No Reserve Auctions): CUXXX .COM 50$ MANGA CLOTHING .COM 20$ ACHAT .ORG 80$...
  2. JulienJ

    GoDaddy gets extensive aftermarket domain transfer patent

    GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) patent covers a number of methods for transfering domains as the result of an aftermarket sale. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,954,818 (pdf) which covers a number of aspects of selling an expired domain. The patent is a continuation-in-part...
  3. JulienJ

    ICANN confirms GoDaddy Whois probe

    ICANN is looking into claims that GoDaddy is in breach of its registrar accreditation contract. The organization last week told IP lawyer Brian Winterfeldt that his complaint about the market-leading registrar throttling and censoring Whois queries over port 43 is being looked at by its...
  4. JulienJ

    GoDaddy will be migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) will be moving to AWS, migrating the vast majority of its infrastructure as part of a multi-year transition. GoDaddy will leverage the AWS services—including machine learning...
  5. JulienJ

    GoDaddy gets patent for text-based domain name renewal

    System would make it easy for people to renew domains using a third-party texting service. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 9,929,995 (pdf) to GoDaddy for “Third party messaging system for monitoring and managing domain names and websites.” The patent is a...
  6. JulienJ

    GoDaddy gets injunction against alleged Whois spammers

    Lawsuit moves forward with preliminary injunction ruling. A Federal District Court judge has issued a preliminary injunction (pdf) in favor of GoDaddy against people and a company that GoDaddy says were spamming domain name registrants and pitching them on various design services. GoDaddy says...
  7. JulienJ

    GoDaddy wins customer service award

    One of the primary reasons I use GoDaddy for about half my domain portfolio is because of the company’s customer service. It doesn’t matter what time I need something, I can usually get ahold of my rep (Deron Ruse) or someone else on the Premier Services team, and they can take care of whatever...
  8. JulienJ

    GoDaddy “for sale” tweak leads to 41% more aftermarket sales revenue

    New design boosts aftermarket domain name sales. Last month I spotted that GoDaddy was testing a new For Sale message when showing domain names listed in Afternic. I posited that this could help domain investors sell a lot more domains, and I was right. The old messages looked like this...
  9. JulienJ

    GoDaddy (finally) integrates Afternic into Domain Manager

    Beta users can list and manage domain names from inside the GoDaddy Domain Manager. GoDaddy has integrated the Afternic listing and management process into its domain manager. It’s been a long time coming, but GoDaddy has finally integrated Afternic listings into the domain...
  10. JulienJ

    GoDaddy finally gets an Austin office

    Acquisition will give GoDaddy a large presence in Austin. GoDaddy will soon join the ranks of Facebook, Amazon and Google by having a large workforce in Austin. The company announced today that it is acquiring Austin-based Main Street Hub for $125 million, plus an earnout of up to $50 million...
  11. JulienJ

    GoDaddy has no Android App and people on Google Play think the “GoDaddy Investor” app is fake!

    The GoDaddy Investor app… An app that could be so much yet it is next to useless. It was supposedly rushed into making its debut for Namescon 2016 in January 2016. Since then no further development has been done. Nothing that we can see anyway. People at Google Play are giving it some of the...
  12. JulienJ

    GoDaddy will sponsor Danica Patrick in her last 2 races

    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) is back to power Danica Patrick’s racing finale with primary sponsorships in both the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. The two marquee auto races, being dubbed the “Danica Double,” mark an end to what is considered the most successful career of any woman in racing...
  13. JulienJ

    Godaddy: ".NET price to increase on Feb 1, 2018"

    Mail from Godaddy: “Starting on February 1st, 2018, the .NET Registry is increasing the price for all Registrars on .NET domains. As result, GoDaddy will be increasing the pricing by $1.00 USD for all new registrations, renewals, and transfers for the .NET TLD. If you would like to take...
  14. JulienJ

    GoDaddy Auction Stats

    GoDaddy Auctions is where expired GoDaddy domain name inventory is sold off, with GoDaddy taking the profits of the expired domain sales on GoDaddy registered domains and the domains from other registrars owned directly by GoDaddy (HEG’s registrars for an example). This is a big revenue source...
  15. JulienJ

    GoDaddy gets patent related to facilitating expired domain and aftermarket transactions

    Concepts in patent could help domain owners sell more domains. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to GoDaddy for “Notifying registrants of domain name valuations”. The title of U.S. patent number 9865011 (pdf) is a bit misleading to the crux of the patent...
  16. JulienJ

    GoDaddy Ends Year With ~200 Expiring Emoji Domains in Auction

    What a year it’s been for emoji domains! From fanatics to hardcore critics, emoji domains are carving a niche of their own in an already multifaceted industry. As many rushed to become emoji domain owners with initial latte-priced registration fees in the last year or so, scores of emoji...
  17. JulienJ

    GoDaddy will cancel your domain name listing because of an unverified buyer!

    GoDaddy will just cancel your domain name listing from GoDaddy Auctions if it gets an offer from an “unverified” buyer! An unverified buyer is a actually what they call a deadbeat buyer. Someone that makes an offer for a domain name and when his/her offer is accepted they don’t pay. So if one...
  18. JulienJ

    Valuations are giving good boost to GoDaddy auction

    Several months ago, GoDaddy Auctions added an “Estimated Value” column to its auction pages. Based on my own observations, I think this addition has considerably boosted auction revenue for the company. I have two saved searches I use just about every morning at GoDaddy Auctions. One of the...
  19. domainking131

    GoDaddy domain name auctions: a disservice to the domain name industry

    GoDaddy is doing a disservice to the domain name industry. They are a domain name auction house auctioning domains that may or MAY NOT be delivered to the winning bidder that has already paid. Any other industry and they would be the laughing stock of the industry. They are still in the domain...
  20. domainking131

    You can now renew your GoDaddy domains up to only 30 days after expiry

    Anyway this is the changes GoDaddy make starting December 4, 2017: “We are making a change to our domain name expiry process and wanted to give you enough notice to make decisions on your portfolio. GoDaddy is changing the domain renewal timeline from 42 to 30 days for most domains. Based on...

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