Animal killers : Pirate Bay co-founder lashes out at GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons

Peter Sunde, co-founder of the controversial Pirate Bay, lashed out at GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, via Twitter today. Sunde dug up a 2011 safari incident, during which the GoDaddy founder and then CEO participated in a sick elephant hunt in Africa. “Running an ethical vegetarian domain service (@njal_la) is important when your main competitors are […]

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Registered a hurricane Irma domain? Free returns are now possible

GoDaddy is now accepting the cancellation and refund of domain names registered during hurricane Irma. Dozens of “hurricane Irma” domains were snatched by enterprising domainers before and during the devastating hurricane that engulfed Florida. Most of these domains have no real use whatsoever. “We’re be issuing refunds for the next 30 days, if requested,” said […]

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GoDaddy power packs save the day during hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma caused a lot of damage and extensive power outages in the state of Florida. Thousands of FPL and Duke Energy customers were left without power, many of them domain industry professionals eager to respond to incoming offers. “We had cellular service the whole time but my phone was running out of juice,” said […]

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GoDaddy employee hit in the balls with a gas canister

A GoDaddy employee was hit in the genital area with a gas canister, during protest demonstrations in Arizona, last week. The 29 year old sales and support representative at GoDaddy, kicked a hot tear gas canister back in the general direction of the police that shot it. The tear gas canister hit him in the […]

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HugeDomains special : GoatDaddy.com domain is for sale

HugeDomains owns more than 3 million domains, and one of them is GoatDaddy.com. The unlikely typo of “GoDaddy” was first registered in 2001, according to the DomainTools historic WHOIS, but it dropped and was re-registered several times since. Remarkably, GoatDaddy.com was an imaginary domain for one of the early posts on DomainGang (2009,) titled “Amir […]

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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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GoDaddy chicken : Teens arrested for taunting domain “Chips” investor

A group of teenagers who did not assist a domain investor fixated with Chinese domain “Chips” has been arrested. Police reports indicate that the five teenagers repeatedly failed to save a man who bid on GoDaddy auctions, for “Chinese premium letter” LLLL .com domains, taunting him instead. The man lost a fortune bidding, and eventually […]

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Autorenew OFF : Are the GoDaddy renewal emails “predatory” ?

GoDaddy has been quite aggressive with its renewal reminders, and email notices continue when one turns autorenew off. But are such notices predatory? One user seems to think so. In a Reddit post titled “GoDaddy’s transactional emails are downright predatory,” the GoDaddy customer explains: “I manage a set of about a dozen domain names for […]

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GoDaddy glitches continue to annoy domain investors

GoDaddy has been having a less than stellar month, with issues stemming from its API and app changes. Earlier in June, GoDaddy began making changes to its API, along with the continuation of the investor app. The main GoDaddy app is being updated to utilize newer technology, but issues continue. On June 16th, GoDaddy log […]

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10 years ago : Almost a million Registerfly customers moved to GoDaddy

Oh, how time flies, and in the case of Registerfly it stinks too. May 29th marked the 10th year anniversary of a mass exodus of Registerfly customers to GoDaddy, as the defunct ICANN-accredited registrar faced legal problems. After months of not paying customers renewals to a variety of domain registries, Registerfly agreed to move these […]

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Center for Investigative Reporting : Neo-Nazi site allowed on GoDaddy

According to The Center of Investigative Reporting, a neo-Nazi site is still allowed to operate on GoDaddy, using its Domains by Proxy services. GoDaddy is not hosting the content of The Daily Stormer, that utilizes Cloudflare; the article states that GoDaddy asserted that it wouldn’t host it on its platform. The Center of Investigative Reporting […]

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September already in Arizona : GoDaddy pricing of Uniregistry gTLDs gone up!

Most of the Uniregistry gTLDs will be adjusted upwards on September 8th, as the company reassessed its pricing strategy. After a short-lived dropping of Uniregistry gTLDs, GoDaddy re-established their relationship with Uniregistry recently. Right now, all of the Uniregistry gTLDs can be registered at GoDaddy. The baffling part: GoDaddy seems to have already raised prices, […]

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