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Phishing #domain used in #GoDaddy account infiltration was a #ServiceNow variant

Escrow.com was briefly defaced, after its DNS was pointed to an IP address in Malaysia, and the incident was made possible by accessing its managing account at GoDaddy. The hacker registered the domain ServiceNow-GoDaddy.com and was able to craft a convincing email, that fooled a GoDaddy employee. They also obtained a free SSL certificate from […]

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#GoDaddy offices in Tempe getting moved to home-based locations

GoDaddy is emptying out its Tempe, Arizona offices, and potentially many other locations, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A photo of the empty GoDaddy offices was shared by GoDaddy web developer Jon Roig: “Stopped by my office @godaddy Tempe to clear out my desk. I left @danicapatrick to keep an eye on things. Everyone is […]

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All #GoDaddy registered #domain names are safe from the #Coronavirus

Fresh from a data inspection of its entire domain inventory under management, GoDaddy announced its safety report against the Covid19 coronavirus. The largest domain registrar in the world scanned about 75 million domains and delivered the report today. “We are 100% in compliance with the CDC regulations regarding the handling of domain assets by our […]

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#Afternic and #GoDaddy : Easy to fake the #domain ownership without even Photoshop!

Domain verification is important when adding domain names to marketplaces like Afternic and GoDaddy. The currently used process is flawed and dangerous, however, as it relies on a verification method that is manual and easy to fake. To provide proof of ownership, the seller is asked by GoDaddy to send a screenshot of the registrar […]

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#GDDY stock now back to pre-Uniregistry deal levels

The stock market, and NASDQ in particular, is taking a beating currently, and GDDY – the GoDaddy stock – is feeling the burn as well. Following the announcement that parts of Uniregistry were acquired by GoDaddy, the GDDY stock started to climb. A few days later GoDaddy announced its quarterly report, and on the following […]

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#Uniregistry Brokerage: Top 20 #domains sold – “On hold”

There will be no weekly Uniregistry brokerage report for today. We contacted Uniregistry, and the feedback was that “the weekly sales report is on hold currently.” While this might change in the future, this change in scheduled reporting of brokered domain sales is indicative of changes due to the acquisition of parts of Uniregistry by […]

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Frank Schilling’s #domains : How many lifetimes does #GoDaddy need to sell?

Uniregistry founder, Frank Schilling, announced the sale of key Uniregistry assets to GoDaddy last week. The transaction, that has been estimated at more than $500 million dollars, includes the sale of more than 350,000 domain names from Frank Schilling’s personal portfolio. Frank has been an active bidder at NameJet, although in recent years the “Taryn” […]

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Fake #GoDaddy socks can lead to devastating #domain name sales!

Rumors that GoDaddy socks act like a dosage of good juju, promoting immeasurable luck and prosperity, have led to a sea of copycats made in China. Chinese sock factories are working overtime, producing GoDaddy sock knockoffs by the millions, and they are selling them on Alibaba and Amazon at ridiculously low prices. “We are aware […]

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#GoDaddy acquisition of #Uniregistry assets : What details we know so far

GoDaddy announced plans to acquire parts of Uniregistry and business assets tied to it, along with Frank Schilling’s entire domain name portfolio. We had the pleasure to discuss the acquisition with Frank Schilling, founder and CEO of Uniregistry, and Paul Nicks, VP & GM for GoDaddy’s Aftermarket. Domain investors most likely have lots of questions […]

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#Uniregistry : #GoDaddy to acquire Registrar, Market, and Frank Schilling’s #domain portfolio

Parts of Uniregistry are about to change hands: GoDaddy announced plans to acquire the domain Registrar part of the business, the Uniregistry Market, Brandsight, and Frank Schilling’s portfolio of more than 350,000 domain names. Uniregistry founder, Frank Schilling, will continue to operate Uniregistry’s back-end services provider and the associated gTLDs. Note: Uniregistry is a premium […]

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GoDaddy #domain brokerage: “Our buyers aren’t made of money!”

The GoDaddy brokerage contact form doesn’t allow for large numbers to be entered. The form that is filled out by the domain owner when they want to place a counter-offer, not only doesn’t allow “large numbers” to be entered – it tells the seller that the GoDaddy buyers aren’t made of money. This incredible email […]

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