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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Corporate crime : Domain stolen by former employee, at GoDaddy

Corporate crime by active or former employees often involves domains; in a new case involving GoDaddy as the registrar, a company’s former employee allegedly hijacked its domain name. Someone using the alias “NetSkopos” reported the following at the GoDaddy community forum: We had a now former employee seek out and discover our GoDaddy account info […]

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Did GoDaddy acquire Rook Media?

Update: GoDaddy did not acquire Rook Media, per DomainInvesting. Original post follows. — GoDaddy appears to have acquired Swiss PPC monetization provider, Rook Media, after the following email circulated yesterday afternoon: “We’ve got exciting news: GoDaddy can confirm that Rook Media customers are moving to GoDaddy’s SmartName parking platform. GoDaddy and Rook Media will team […]

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Transaction Assurance : New Afternic feature explained

A few weeks ago, Afternic changed its old escrow process, introducing Transaction Assurance as a new service. Apparently, that led to a few confusing and uninformed threads over at NamePros. Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product Manager for GoDaddy and overall great guy, put all the information together, in order to explain why Afternic implemented these changes. […]

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GoDaddy girl : Danica Patrick’s finest “domainer” hour

Danica Patrick might have lost the GoDaddy sponsorship for NASCAR in 2015, but her domain legacy lives on. In 2009, GoDaddy aired a signature commercial during the Super Bowl; the non-censored version was deemed too hot to handle – family audiences and all. Titled “Speeding,” the director’s cut was effectively banned By NBC. This long […]

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Florida company seeks class certification in lawsuit against GoDaddy

Ventures Edge Legal PLLC, a Florida business legal services company, is seeking class certification in pending litigation against GoDaddy.com. The company asked an Arizona federal judge last week to be given class certification. Since 2014, GoDaddy.com allegedly failed to tell consumers that the Office 365 Business Premium plan it offered was a “watered-down” version of […]

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GoDaddy restores gTLD domain partnership with Uniregistry

GoDaddy has restored domain registrations of Uniregistry gTLDs, a few weeks after they were suspended citing company policy. Uniregistry founder, Frank Schilling, stated: “We’re delighted to see Godaddy offering Uniregistry domain extensions to its customers. New name endings present a huge opportunity for future website owners. As a registry we are sometimes forced make difficult […]

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Domain loss : Your domain account does not update your WHOIS info

There is very little education of end-users about how important up-to-date WHOIS information is. In a case involving an end-user’s domain that was lost via the UDRP process, updating the Account Settings at GoDaddy was not enough. The GoDaddy customer, who is not an investor, assumed that by keeping that part of the contact information […]

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