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GoDaddy : From corporate sexism to domain powerhouse

GoDaddy went through a corporate transformation in 2013, and new CEO, Blake Irving, rolled things out with a different process. Gone are the days of blatant sexist ads, with big-breasted female models pitching domains at Super Bowl commercial gawkers. These sleazy times were erased from the action book of GoDaddy, and Blake Irving promoted a […]

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Poll results : NameJet still a trustworthy domain sales venue

The poll results are in, and most domain investors whose corporate sponsors include NameJet, fully trust it as a domain auction venue. Out of 244 blogs and other content publishers in the domain and entertainment industry, NameJet advertises at 101; of that number, 95% believes NameJet is doing a great job with transparency and reliability. […]

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Editorial : This post is not about NameJet

This story is not about NameJet, and won’t mention NameJet beyond this point. Sundays are great days for introspection, particularly by finger-pointing domainers with plenty of time on their hands. Popcorn-popping discussion threads often attract tinfoil hatters and kooks alike; whether there is a real fire or not, such events soon become eruptions of volcanic […]

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Rick Schwartz : A domain middle man is not a broker

Rick Schwartz raised an interesting point about who is fit to sell his premium domains, and active brokering is not what he’s after. Responding to a tweet about commissions on a potential brokerage sale, the Domain King responded: “No. A middle man isnt out there selling. He has CONNECTIONS!! He puts worlds together. He does […]

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Domain industry: No bullshit ™

There is a lot of bullshit in the domain industry. From claims of sizable sales under NDA, to ball-busting brokers bragging big bucks, to broken promises about PPC performance. But don’t worry, there is one domain industry company that cares, and offers no bullshit: Gandi. The French domain registrar changed its motto recently to “No […]

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Up or down? A pretty cool feature of NamePros

Is NamePros down? Yes, but it’s only temporary. The busy domain forum with more than one million registered accounts is undergoing maintenance. There is a cool feature that regardless of uptime or downtime, displays a variety of information about NamePros. Hosted at NameProsStatus.com, it provides useful information about the server infrastructure, network status, email availability […]

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Shill bidding : NameJet suspends accounts, announces changes to domain marketplace

NameJet has announced immediate measures to ensure the domain marketplace remains a destination of choice, following allegations of misconduct by a number of sellers. Effective immediately, several domain bidding accounts have been suspended, and the full measures can be seen in detail below: Shill Bidding Update And Platform Improvements Friday, July 21, 2017 Jacksonville, FL […]

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