The Winners & Losers chart will be undergoing some shakeup. Every month I publish my .Com Winners & Losers report based on the most recent data Verisign has submitted to ICANN. This data is made public three months after the end of the relevant month. We have the official results from October now, and there […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the coolest guys we met at NamesCon 2017 in Las Vegas, is Jason Polenick. The youthful looking GoDaddy employee is in fact an experienced domain industry veteran of 8 years with the largest registrar in the world, where he works as an Aftermarket Support Manager. During NamesCon, Jason stood out from the 50-strong […]
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
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 […]
The original registrant of SodaPopReview.com is upset: Admittedly due to his own fault, he let the domain expire in late 2015. Apparently, whoever picked it up at the expired domain auctions of GoDaddy, ended up digging up the previous content and putting it live on the web site. Says the previous owner, at the GoDaddy […]
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 […]
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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