Afternic : Official guide to selling domains on the aftermarket platform

Afternic is an independently operated subsidiary of GoDaddy, and a popular domain aftermarket platform. Its large inventory provides domain sellers and brand seekers, the opportunity to exchange domain names for money. Afternic scored 8/10 in our comparison review regarding user experience (UX) and it still maintains its good shine. Joe Styler, domain aftermarket product manager […]

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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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OpenTime.com UDRP : Afternic agreement on trademarks means nothing!

The panelist handling the UDRP against OpenTime.com, delivered a shocking decision, handing over the 17 year old domain to the Complainant. In this case brought at the WIPO, the Complainant is Connecting Open Time, LLC of Lewisville, Texas, that adopted and first started using the OPENTIME trademark in or about November 2014, when it launched […]

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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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Clinton wins : How much is the matching .com domain listed for at Afternic?

Presidential elections take place in the US tomorrow; Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will battle it out across America, as the two most controversial candidates in recent memory. While political domains can be considered an investment for some, there is no set rule regarding their value. Take for example, the domain Hillary.com; its owner wants […]

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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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Domain Marketplace 5-way comparison : Part #1 – Afternic

How effective are domain venues, also known as “domain marketplaces”, in displaying their domain inventory and interacting with their visitors? User experience (UX) is a fundamental element of design, defining the accessibility, usability and effectiveness of presenting online content. There are several large domain marketplaces: Sedo, Flippa, GoDaddy Auctions (TDNAM), NameJet and Afternic. We will […]

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Seven points: Does the constant promotion of Domain Auctions benefit bidders?

These days, domain auction venues really want to ‘milk’ it; advertising auctions for days, and up to the last minute via email campaigns and social media. Obviously, while this is beneficial for the seller and the domain venue, it’s not necessarily good for the bidders. 😉 Here’s a list of seven points, on why we […]

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GoDaddy mails off check for a whopping $0.42 dollars!

Gotta love automation, it’s governed by machines and not human common sense. Then again, a machine is as smart as its creator and programmer, and a check of 42 cents that was mailed off by GoDaddy’s Afternic service is the proof of that. Domain investor Simonas Balnys, displayed his personal check of $0.42 with pride, […]

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False alarm, as ‘stolen’ domain was in fact a great Afternic sale!

Fresh from the “yes!wtf” department, is this funny incident about a panicked domain owner who contacted us earlier today. Bob, who shall remain otherwise anonymous for the sake of saving him the embarrassment, saw one of his domains change hands without his direct involvement. We received an email with the details, and it’s quite clear […]

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GoDaddy grabs hold of Afternic .com

After its recent acquisition of Afternic for umpteen millions of dollars, GoDaddy – the largest domain registrar in the world – has completed the final stage of its asset acquisition. Recent WHOIS lookups placed the domain name Afternic.com in the hands of Domain Administration .com LLC, but this has changed. Apparently, GoDaddy has now completed […]

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