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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Donald Trump sells entire domain portfolio to GoDaddy Domain Ventures

President-elect, Donald Trump, has moved quickly to sell his entire domain name portfolio. Citing a potential conflict of interest if he were to retain the domains past his inauguration day, Mr. Trump’s buyer is none other than GoDaddy. The price: $6.7 billion dollars, and some change. “GoDaddy Domain Ventures is an established domain portfolio manager […]

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Find out if your GoDaddy account domains have been listed at Afternic

An ongoing issue with a GoDaddy domain that was listed and sold on Afternic without the owner’s authorization, is creating quite some stir. The incident stems from the fact that somehow, a previous owner’s listing of the domain was re-enabled, and someone from China took advantage of the BIN option. Listing domains for sale at […]

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Stolen or pinched? GoDaddy domain listed on Afternic disappears from account

The owner of the domain AirDoc.com discovered it was missing from his GoDaddy account, and believed that he was a victim of domain theft. Two-factor authentication was not enabled on the account, but further research unveiled something strange: the domain had been sold on Afternic, most likely for $555 dollars. Despite removing all his domains […]

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GoDaddy moves to reCaptcha system; the changes break domain WHOIS links

GoDaddy has given up its custom-made captcha system, used for the WHOIS queries page. After years of using a proprietary system to confirm the function is performed by a human, and not by “unscrupulous spammers,” GoDaddy moved to reCaptcha. The system is widely used by many companies, including DomainTools. There is, however, a small problem: […]

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GoDaddy will now empty the folder of “Deleted” domains after 30 days

Domain investors that often delete domains from their GoDaddy portfolio, should empty the folder. According to new ICANN regulations, all deleted domains must be removed from the registrar after 30 days have passed. “Finally, some new regulations from ICANN that actually make sense, no more bloated Trash folders in your account, taking over our servers!” […]

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Love talking about cats? Call GoDaddy at (480) 505-8877

If you’re a cat lover, as many domain investors are, take note: GoDaddy would love to hear from you. By contacting the GoDaddy Tech Support number at (480) 505-8877 you can soon find out that by making a call, it can lead to a conversation about cats. Feline lovers can call the number, then press […]

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EDP.com : Stolen domain taken from its Chinese thief via UDRP

A Chinese domain thief was forced to return the stolen domain EDP.com via the UDRP process. Back in July, we wrote about the Portuguese company EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. filing the case; we correctly speculated that the domain, which had been transferred away to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename, had been stolen. In […]

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GoDaddy : Small business newsletter

GoDaddy isn’t just a domain registrar; the company founded by Bob Parsons encourages and supports entrepreneurship. Small business owners make up a large portion of the domains registered at GoDaddy. With that in mind, a newsletter aimed at small businesses is available. Domain investors and business owners can subscribe to these mailings, by checking the […]

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GGP Events : When is a “stolen” domain not really stolen?

Domain theft incidents are rampant, but each case needs to be examined individually. There are cases where a domain that was perceived by its former owner to be “stolen,” is not. How is this possible? A recent plea for help by the – former – owner of the domain GGPEvents.com tagged the domain as “stolen:” […]

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Gender equality : GoDaddy owns the domain GoMommy.com !

GoDaddy is an equal opportunity employer. Men and women are treated equally during their careers at GoDaddy, and that’s great! But did you know that GoDaddy, the biggest registrar in the world, also owns the domain name GoMommy.com? Registered in December 1999, GoMommy.com used to be owned by a company called Mommies Online, according to […]

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Domain rebranding shocker : GoDaddy moves to Go.com !

GoDaddy announced that effective December 1st, they are moving away from the all-familiar brand at GoDaddy.com. Citing the need for a domain franchise reboot, the biggest registrar in the world is bidding GoDaddy.com farewell. “It’s only natural that we’d use a real short, generic domain name, and moving to Go.com is the perfect evolution for […]

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