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GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving defends domain investors

Domain sharks? Not so fast. GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving held a chat on Product Hunt Live this morning. A person asked him if domain resellers or “sharks” were a problem and what should be done about it. Here’s the exchange: Q: Bharath B Lohray Are domain resellers / sharks a serious problem? How do you […]

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Domain crime : 6213.com is a stolen domain name

After several months of quiet time, Chinese domain registrar Ename.com emerges once again as the registrar of choice for the transfer of a stolen domain name. The domain 6213.com was stolen very recently, and was transferred away from GoDaddy.com. Says its legitimate owner, who is based in Hong Kong: “I spent hours reading many articles […]

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Breaking: GoDaddy Acquires Premium .co Portfolio From .co Registry

This morning I made a discovery and noticed the domain name 2.co was listed for sale on GoDaddy’s NameFind website. After doing some more research, I noticed a large amount of premium .co domain names were listed on GoDaddy’s NameFind site on January 4, 2017.

After further research, I am confident that GoDaddy has acquired the premium domains held by the .co registry (likely ALL of the remaining ones they held). GoDaddy was not very “open” with these domains as … Read the rest

Breaking: GoDaddy Acquires Premium .co Portfolio From .co Registry
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GoDaddy revenue tops $1.8 billion in 2016

GoDaddy today said that its revenue for 2016 topped $1.8 billion. In a preliminary disclosure to the markets ahead of its formal February 15 earnings announcement, the registrar said that annual revenue for 2016 is expected to come in at $1.84 billion. That compares to $1.6 billion in 2015. Its fourth-quarter revenue is expected to […]
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GoDaddy releases Super Bowl teaser

Cats on roombas. What color is the dress? Internet memes to feature in GoDaddy’s Super Bowl commercial. After skipping the Super Bowl last year, GoDaddy will return for its 12th Super Bowl campaign next month. GoDaddy released a teaser (embedded below) for its upcoming Super Bowl commercial this morning. The commercial, called “Good Morning”, will […]

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GoDaddy is the “Master of your Domain” and it’s up for sale

GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar in the world, independently operates a portfolio of acquired domains. Namefind LLC, the GoDaddy domain portfolio managers, is a domain concierge service that operates outside of the usual GoDaddy aftermarket. Those of us old enough to remember the “Master of your Domain” episode from the Seinfeld comedy series, probably looked […]

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A look at how domain stocks did in 2016, if you owned Tucows you were very happy

2016 was a great year for shareholders of Tucows and Neustar, for shareholders of Verisign, Marchex and Sedo parent United Internet ? Not so much. Tucows was the star for 2016 up 67% on the year. Neustar got acquired and the stock finished up close to 40%. Verisign saw their fortunes take a down turn […]

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