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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Lies or ignorance? #GoDaddy rep claims expired #domains can’t be transferred out

A frustrated domain investor was told that expired domain names at GoDaddy aren’t officially his. This incredible statement came from a GoDaddy representative, when domainer Dan Sanchez asked to obtain the authorization codes for expired domains in his account. Unlike what the official domain transfer policy at GoDaddy states, Dan Sanchez was told that the […]

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#Indian fintech companies will never be #GDPR compliant

GDPR, the European law du jour created to vindicate EU tech, has been active since May 25th. On the surface, it appears to be an “innocent” law attempting to safeguard the privacy rights of European Union members; what monsters lurk below that surface remain to be seen. Taking advantage of the situation, boutique companies of […]

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#GDPR chaos prelude : More than two dozen valuable #domains stolen from #GoDaddy account

A GoDaddy customer and veteran domain investor, has shared details of losing 29 aged domains to a hijacker, and dealing with unhelpful representatives when he tried to address the issue. The following domains were listed as stolen from the customer’s GoDaddy account: zantar.com, zata.com, yetta.com, podz.com, wingdale.com, prosaic.com, petlease.com, onesec.com, onlinemed.net, onlinebrain.com, namedom.com, millerton.com, microgirl.com, […]

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