Price syncing between Dan and Afternic has lost its luster domains can be listed on Afternic without the need for a separate account. Initially, the integration of Dan and Afternic was optional and users could opt out; eventually, it became mandatory that any domain bearing a BIN price at Dan gets added to Afternic via a transparent process. That process worked well until […]

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Dubai or Russia? Aleks(ander) claims treated him with “corporate racism”

Another day, another fringe report about on Trustpilot. This time around, a guy by the name of “Aleks” whose locale is recorded as being Turkey, left a negative review with some pretty strong claims. In his attempt to buy and pay for the domain, the self-professed entrepreneur from Dubai was allegedly denied completion of […]

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Squadhelp: Premium domain listings exclude but this might change

Premium domain listings at Squdhelp are allowed to be cross-listed on Afternic and the Sedo MLS; in contrast, they are not allowed on Unlike Afternic that accepts domain listings directly from using an API, Squadhelp has decided to not utilize as a permitted platform for cross-posting domains. Apparently, this decision requires the […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. reviewer: “This must be illegal!”

A negative review for is yet another example of ignorance among technocrats about domain names. Mr. Marcos Vega from Argentina said: “This must be illegal. They simply buy domains, do not use them and sell them at high prices. Therefore, whoever owns the legitimate name of their business cannot acquire it. Horrible action. These […]

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It wasn’t so hard now, was it? announced via Twitter that a fresh release of its platform code fixes the lack of a switch for the estimated value, or GoValue as GoDaddy calls it. The changes add a switch that toggles the view on and off. While this appears to work, there are a couple of issues: First, the switch’s logic […]

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How to disable the new Dan GoValue “appraisal” in your browser – Part 1: Chrome

Among new features introduced at today there’s GoValue, an arbitrary metric stuck next to your domains’ BIN prices. Tagged with an “Est. Value” header, the numbers are calculated the same way such metrics appear next to domains registered with GoDaddy. These domain valuation numbers are capped at $25,000 dollars and are highly inaccurate and […]

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Domainers express frustration over growing woes at entered the domain aftermarket segment of the domain industry, becoming a popular platform for domain investors. Its subsequent sale to GoDaddy for approximately $71 million dollars kickstarted a process of assimilation: GoDaddy already has its own marketplace, Afternic, which is promoted as the go-to platform for domain sales. In recent weeks, users of […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. Why are European domain buyers getting hit with 21% VAT

Domain names being sold on carry a 21% VAT (Value Added Tax) the European equivalent of the US sales tax. The collection of VAT is to be expected in all European countries that are members of the Eurozone: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, […]

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AiFternic: Hidden meaning of the forced “opt-in” for BIN listings

Beginning August 1st, all domain listings with a BIN price will be listed on Afternic automagically. Currently, the model allows for users to turn off that option globally, or per domain. GoDaddy-owned is being molded into an entry point for Afternic, faster than the Uniregistry Market (RIP) ever was. When you pay […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. reported as sold for $129,000 dollars via

The domain name has been reported as sold on the platform. The domain was acquired by a platform for NFT art creators. Although the sales price was set at $129,000 dollars, the buyer opted for a LTO acquisition over the course of 5 years. The seller is CEO, Kellie Peterson, who shared […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. changes fly under the radar all while GoDaddy promotes Afternic

Big fanfare announcement earlier today: Afternic will be offering lease to own options. Awesome. Thanks for copying, finally. It would be great if that were done independently, without buying and taking apart But it is what it is: is a GoDaddy asset, and GoDaddy can (ab)use it to their heart’s content. Meanwhile, […]

Copyright © 2023 · All Rights Reserved. tweaks signal “end of life” for popular GoDaddy brand

Recent changes at indicate that the GoDaddy brand is approaching its end of life. While there is no public time frame shared by GoDaddy about an oncoming retirement of, it’s expected to follow the trajectory of Uniregistry, another successful domain platform bought and shut down by GoDaddy. In recent days a series of […]

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