#GoDaddy bulk #domain appraisal tool does not impress domainers

GoDaddy gave access to its newly released bulk domain appraisal tool, during NamesCon 2018. The tool allows for the mass appraisal of a domain portfolio that can be imported. Free runs of the tool were offered at NamesCon. GoDaddy’s bulk domain appraisal tool performs a series of evaluations of these domains, grouping the results before […]

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#WHOIS wars : Withheld by #GoDaddy is a new #DomainTools warning tag

The war of WHOIS information is escalating, and DomainTools is on the offensive. GoDaddy is now keeping part of the publicly available WHOIS information private, for domains that are queried via third party tools. At first, we thought that DomainTools had a special agreement with the largest domain registrar in the world, to display the […]

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Father Domainicus and the #WHOIS travesty at #GoDaddy

Greetings and salutations, my fellow brothers and sisters in domaining – this is Father Domainicus, tapping away on my laptop this chilly Florida evening. By “chilling” I refer to temperatures in the 50’s, which generate no snow flurries, but can cause plenty of shrinkage under the frock, when riding a bicycle outside. I was having […]

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Rick Schwartz got #Boopy .com domain after #GoDaddy failed to deliver

Can’t stop Rick Schwartz, when he wants a domain name, he gets it. The Domain King lambasted GoDaddy’s domain auction policy on Twitter, a few weeks ago. Within 48 hours, GoDaddy announced it is changing its domain auction policy, stating that it was planned all along. Today, Rick Schwartz tweeted that he acquired the domain […]

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Bob Parsons : Employees to get a chunky holiday bonus

GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, gave his company’s employees a great, unexpected holiday gift today Friday. According to the announcement, Big YAM employees will share a $1.3 million dollar bonus, all thanks to the new Republican tax reform law. That’s right, president Donald Trump is creating a “trickle down economy,” it seems; Bob Parsons is a […]

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Domain #blockchain : Is #GoDaddy slowing down old #domains?

GoDaddy might be slowing down aged domain names, in an effort to prolong their lifespan, by conserving the power they consume when operating at 100%. After testing 232 domain names registered with GoDaddy in 1999 or earlier, they seemed to perform between 22% to 45% slower than newer domain names at the world’s biggest registrar. […]

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Corporate crime: Don’t fire your employee before you secure your domain assets

A domain was reported stolen at GoDaddy, after a company’s former employee took control of it and changed the password and even the account’s PIN. The distraught business owner, shared his plight on the GoDaddy support forum: I own a business with my family name and As well as a work email and website. An […]

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GoDaddy: Latest auction changes unrelated to Rick Schwartz’s tweets

GoDaddy implemented a series of changes to its domain auctions, a day after a series of tweets by Rick Schwartz rocked the domain industry’s foundation. Effective December 4th, GoDaddy will treat domain auctions as irreversible; their registrants will no longer be able to game the system to get free appraisals, and then renew the domains […]

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Animal killers : Pirate Bay co-founder lashes out at GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons

Peter Sunde, co-founder of the controversial Pirate Bay, lashed out at GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, via Twitter today. Sunde dug up a 2011 safari incident, during which the GoDaddy founder and then CEO participated in a sick elephant hunt in Africa. “Running an ethical vegetarian domain service (@njal_la) is important when your main competitors are […]

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Registered a hurricane Irma domain? Free returns are now possible

GoDaddy is now accepting the cancellation and refund of domain names registered during hurricane Irma. Dozens of “hurricane Irma” domains were snatched by enterprising domainers before and during the devastating hurricane that engulfed Florida. Most of these domains have no real use whatsoever. “We’re be issuing refunds for the next 30 days, if requested,” said […]

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GoDaddy power packs save the day during hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma caused a lot of damage and extensive power outages in the state of Florida. Thousands of FPL and Duke Energy customers were left without power, many of them domain industry professionals eager to respond to incoming offers. “We had cellular service the whole time but my phone was running out of juice,” said […]

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GoDaddy employee hit in the balls with a gas canister

A GoDaddy employee was hit in the genital area with a gas canister, during protest demonstrations in Arizona, last week. The 29 year old sales and support representative at GoDaddy, kicked a hot tear gas canister back in the general direction of the police that shot it. The tear gas canister hit him in the […]

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