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GoDaddy Auctions is pulling back some expired domains that were at Endurance

Domains from partner registrar were mistakenly sent to GoDaddy for auctioning. Over the weekend, a Domain Name Wire reader noticed that expired domain names from some domain name registrars had been pulled from GoDaddy Auctions. This included domain names that already had bids. When I looked the domains up, it seemed that some of them […]

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Competition in the domain industry

Some parts of the domain name business lack competition. Let’s talk about competition. Competition and choice are good for consumers. An example of a competitive market is that of domain name registration. There are hundreds of domain registrars competing for your business. That’s why domain registration prices remain fairly low, registrars create new products and […]

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June’s top DNW stories

Here’s a rundown of the top stories and podcasts on DNW from last month: 1. Timing is everything: why .XXX dwarfs other adult top level domain names – The .XXX namespace and others recently sold by ICM Registry paint a picture of how difficult it is to market a new TLD in a crowded environment. […]

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GoDaddy is closing an expired domain “loophole”

Last second backorders will no longer circumvent closeout process. Auctions for expired domain names at GoDaddy can get competitive. With no backorders required, domain names can go from $0 to hundreds of dollars even when no bids are placed until the last few minutes. This is complicated by the closeout process. If you bid on […]

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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 registra...
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Please, GoDaddy, don’t add watcher data to expired domains

Disclosing the number of watchers could change how people use GoDaddy Auctions. Alvin Brown recently discovered data that GoDaddy is sharing for its closeout expiring domain name auctions. It’s valuable data including the domain age, links to search results, etc. But one thing is troubling: Showing how many people are watching a domain name could […]

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Tucows moves expired domain names back to GoDaddy Auctions

Move back to GoDaddy suggests that GoDaddy generates substantially more revenue per domain for registrars. Domain name registrar Tucows has moved its expired domain name inventory back to GoDaddy Auctions, Domain Name Wire has discovered. In September 2016, Tucows became the first third-party registrar to send its expired domain inventory to GoDaddy Auctions, switching from […]

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