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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GoDaddy rolling out GoDaddyCon domain conference

GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar in the world, is getting its own domain conference. GoDaddyCon is the name of the new conference for domainers that want to learn about domains, monetization, old and new gTLDs and how to navigate the complex registrar interface. “We are witnessing an era where new domain conferences are appealing to […]

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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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GoDaddy acquires security firm Sucuri

GoDaddy has acquired the security firm and WordPress plugin creators, Sucuri. There are no financial disclosures about this acquisition. Sucuri will continue operations as usual; what can be expected are improvements to the company’s processes and additional resources, both technical and financial. The full press release by GoDaddy follows: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ […]

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GoDaddy is having some connectivity issues this morning

GoDaddy appears to have been having some issues this morning, with impossibly slow connections to its domain management interface. Once connected to the largest domain registrar in the world, functions within the administrative panel are slow; some people report inability to register domains. Ken Greenwood, creator of ZFBot, reports that he is unable to view […]

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Video tutorial : How to transfer your domains to Uniregistry, from an unnamed Registrar

Domain investors have found that Uniregistry offers a lot of perks, particularly for holders of portfolios that also take advantage of the Uniregistry Market. With that in mind, competition among the domain registrar market is rather fierce. Uniregistry released a new video, showing a step by step guide on how to transfer your domains to […]

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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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Domainer faces during NamesCon 2017 : Jason Polenick, GoDaddy

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 […]

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Soda Pop Review .com : Who is entitled to a lapsed domain’s content?

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 […]

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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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