#Lifebeam .com : Aged #domain sold via #GoDaddy auctions, lost in #UDRP

Expired auctions at GoDaddy attract a lot of domain investors, due to the specific characteristics of these domain names. Lifebeam.com, a domain registered in 1999, was sold via the GoDaddy auctions for the sum of $2,001 dollars in August. The company that let it expire by accident, filed and won a UDRP. The new owners […]

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GoDaddy: Latest auction changes unrelated to Rick Schwartz’s tweets

GoDaddy implemented a series of changes to its domain auctions, a day after a series of tweets by Rick Schwartz rocked the domain industry’s foundation. Effective December 4th, GoDaddy will treat domain auctions as irreversible; their registrants will no longer be able to game the system to get free appraisals, and then renew the domains […]

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Rick Schwartz : I am the new owner of GoDaddyBlows.com

Rick Schwartz announced that he’s the new owner of the domain GoDaddyBlows.com. The Domain King became furious by the method that GoDaddy uses to auction expired domain names; even after payment, the auction’s result can be voided, and funds are returned. But what about the time one spent, researching and bidding up a storm? Said […]

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UDRP in the making : Lionel Messi domain in GoDaddy auction

Messi.net is on a GoDaddy auction; the domain was registered in May for a total of 10 years. That might have been the worst up-front waste of registration fees, as soccer megastar, Lionel Messi, is known to be extremely litigious. A quick search at UDRPSearch reveals that Mr. Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini – the full […]

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GoDaddy user claims CDTG.com was stolen

A GoDaddy user venting off at the support forum of GoDaddy.com, made a bold claim that CDTG.com was stolen from him, “many years ago.” User “Web_Investigator” was responding to a thread about domains that apparently expired, with the following statement: My, my, my.   Another domain stolen?   Who do so many people forget.  Stealing domain names […]

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RollsWine.com : Expired GoDaddy domain regained via the UDRP process

In 2016, Rolls Wine forgot to renew their domain, RollsWine.com, and it entered the GoDaddy expired domains inventory. An enterprising Chinese investor scooped the 1998 registration up, and wanted $10,000 dollars for it. The former owners, that operate a wine import business, offered $2,000 but the registrant declined; a UDRP was thus filed. Michael A. […]

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BU.BIZ : Chinese domain investor breaks the mold with GoDaddy auction!

Chinese domain investors typically use domain auction venues like 22.CN and 4.CN to sell their domains. Not so for the owner of BU.BIZ, who opted to auction it off on GoDaddy Auctions. This rare instance of a Chinese domainer selecting a Western platform for a public domain auction, was perceived rather well. So far, 9 […]

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GoDaddy warns of ongoing phishing campaign targeting premium domains

GoDaddy has issued a warning regarding an ongoing phishing campaign. The cyberattack is targeting premium domain names, according to Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product Manager at GoDaddy. The warning is as follows: “We were made aware this morning by a few customers that they are getting emails claiming to be from GoDaddy that are saying that […]

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Domains NOT to register: Your latest “Facebook” idea

Facebook is being used by more than one billion people worldwide, making it the largest and most successful social media platform ever. There are many reasons why Facebook became so successful, and one of them is its ability to connect people and share information, news and ideas – along with photos of grumpy cats. One […]

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Domains NOT to register: Any “Microsoft” domain

Whether you are a Microsoft fan and appreciate its products, such as Windows, Office etc., there is no excuse to go after registering domains that contain its famous trademarks. Even if you give yourself the excuse of being a loyal fan, and want to set up a blog or a review web site, those “noble” […]

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Selling domains via GoDaddy Auctions? Read this first!

If you are using GoDaddy Auctions to sell your domains, you’re in good hands. The GoDaddy domain selling venue and Sedo ended up ranking equal in terms of user experience, in our recent 5-way test of domain auction venues. There’s an important thing to know, however, and it comes directly from Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product […]

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Domain Marketplace 5-way comparison : Final standings

We ran an extensive, detailed five way comparison of large and popular domain auction venues, comparing their designs for effective delivery of user experience (UX). The 5 domain marketplaces were reviewed in alphabetical order, and comparison was focused on the presentation of domain inventory, ease of navigation and other aesthetics that affect how visitors interact […]

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