New #GoDaddy video not chauvinist enough, according to #domain veterans

The new GoDaddy video fails to reek of blatant male chauvinism and sexism, and that’s the plain truth from the mouth of veteran domain investors. Long known for its T&A approach to visualizing life and domain names, GoDaddy’s commercials used to incorporate females with ample bosoms and spectacular derrieres. Men were still men, and women […]

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#Domain memes : #GoDaddy and the #Fabulous fob challenge

Our Domain Memes series depict quick, fun moments that are snapshots of events related to the domain industry. Touching subjects that are funny or more serious, our domain memes help domainers see the irony in everyday life through an investor’s lens. Today we are covering the two factor authentication fobs that make a big difference […]

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Half a million #domains at #GoDaddy were exposed to #DNS vulnerability

A serious vulnerability in the way DNS records are created, left more than 500,000 expired domains at GoDaddy in the hands of cybercriminals. While this was not a GoDaddy-specific issue, the ability to create free DNS records at GoDaddy, literally cost nothing to the perpetrators. Expired domains with nameservers under domaincontrol.com, the domain for GoDaddy’s […]

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High on RUM : #GoDaddy adding traffic metrics javascipt to hosted #domains

GoDaddy is adding its own traffic tracking code, called RUM, to web sites that it hosts. The code generates javascript to take advantage of Real User Metrics, and apparently web sites are opted in by default. Such code has the potential of slowing down web site performance, and can sometimes break web sites. According to […]

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#GoDaddy now ready to accept #domain returns after Christmas passes

GoDaddy announced that as of today, they are accepting the returns of all domains that were registered during the pre-Christmas shopping spree. If you were busy registering domains as last minute gifts, or to propose to your significant other and got turned down, GoDaddy will now take them back. “We want to ensure our customers […]

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No, these SMP #domains were not stolen from a #GoDaddy account

Claiming that your domains were stolen from your GoDaddy account better be substantiated by facts. Domain theft is a serious issue to this day. When you’re not sure, or too upset about domains that you attempted to register but never did, that’s a different story. A GoDaddy customer left a scathing message in the GoDaddy […]

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Mike Mann : #GoDaddy appraisal “scambot” failed #domain evaluation test

Domain entrepreneur, Mike Mann, is not a stranger to controversial statements. The hyperactive green tea fan assumed the Domain King title a while back, something that NamePros members refused to accept. It all started with a misquoted newspaper article, by the Washington Post, as some domainers will recall. Mike’s a busy domain investor, however, and […]

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Scammers are using #GoDaddy brand to promote crappy #logo design services

Scammers are abusing the GoDaddy brand in an effort to promote cheap and crappy looking logo design services. Von Glitschka, world-renowned illustrator and brand specialist, shared the news via Twitter, believing it’s a GoDaddy service: “Hey @GoDaddy stop sending me emails recommending shitty logo design services when your own logo looks like craptacular clip-art. Thanks.” […]

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#GoDaddy auctions : Who will pick up the domain #Theranos .com?

RIP Theranos. The technology corporation known for its false claims to have devised blood tests that only needed very small amounts of blood, is closing its doors permanently. Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes, is now facing criminal charges, alleging that the company defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars. The company’s dissolution will definitely […]

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#GoDaddy tells owner of tlumaczpolski .com to spend $69 bucks to reclaim it

“Domain theft!” These words came from the former owner of tlumaczpolski.com – a domain he thought it was renewed at GoDaddy. A year ago, the distraught professional renewed his domain at GoDaddy, along with another year of web hosting. Having set automatic renewal on, this year’s notification of payment for auto-renewing the GoDaddy products in […]

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#GoDaddy banning all plastic #domain names from its marketplaces!

GoDaddy, the biggest domain name registrar in the world, is stepping in to save the environment. In a Monday announcement, GoDaddy shared news of its plan to eliminate plastic domain names from its marketplaces, including Afternic. “We’re committed to the global effort to preserve the environment, our Earth, as this is truly a heritage to […]

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Unpaid #domains : One big difference between the #Sedo and #GoDaddy marketplaces

Domain marketplaces attract investors that list their domains for sale. The expectations are simple: by listing a domain, you’re inviting a third party to place an offer, engage in a potential auction, or acquire the domain in a BIN action. After that part is done, the seller’s expectation is to receive notice that the domain […]

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