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Epik takes Whois search counts to another level

Domain name registrar provides additional Whois data that could help you identify domain buyers. Last week Alvin Brown published a tutorial on how to get Whois search counts for your domain names at GoDaddy. This data can be helpful when considering the value of your domain names and potential buyer interest in them. Rob Monster, […]

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GoDaddy to start masking some Whois data through Port 43

Masking should limit phone calls, texts and emails based on Whois information. GoDaddy sent a notice to customers today notifying them that it will start masking some Whois data when it is requested through Port 43 Whois lookups. Port 43 is often used for bulk Whois lookups and is how many of the Whois spammers […]

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SpamHaus ranks most-botted TLDs and registrars

NameCheap and Uniregistry have emerged as two of the most-abused domain name companies, using statistics on botnet command and control centers released by SpamHaus this week. SpamHaus data shows that over a quarter of all botnet C&Cs found during ...
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#9 of 2017: GoDaddy gobbles up more domain name portfolios

This is the second in a series covering the top stories on DNW in 2017, as ranked by pageviews. In April 2015 GoDaddy made waves when it acquired Marchex’s domain name portfolio for $28 million. The registrar, which helps domain investors buy and sell domain names, was suddenly a domain investor itself. And it was […]

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Thousands download fake GoDaddy app in Google Play store

GoDaddy is suing unknown creator of fake GoDaddy app. A fake GoDaddy app was available in the Google Play store earlier this month and GoDaddy believes that thousands of people downloaded the app. The app, called GoDaddy Mobile, was available in the store from December 12 to December 15. GoDaddy informed Google of the app […]

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.Com Winners & Losers Update

How registrars fared with .com in the most recent reports. ICANN published the latest official .com transactions report from Verisign today which includes data by registrar for August 2017. Here are the top registrars in terms of new .com registrations for August. There were no changes in ranking from July. 1. GoDaddy* 922,658 2. Tucows** […]

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Godaddy releases domain name appraisal tool to the public

GoValue will give you a free and quick domain name appraisal. GoDaddy has made its much-improved automated domain name valuation tool available to the public. Called GoValue, the beta tool allows anyone to enter a domain name and receive an instant appraisal that includes some supporting data. For example, when I entered my domain name […]

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