Dan.com to utilize more than 100 GoDaddy brokers

Dan.com has announced the immediate availability of GoDaddy brokers to its domain selling platform. For domain sales of at least $1,000 dollars, the GoDaddy brokerage team of more than 100 brokers will be available to transact on the seller’s behalf; Dan.com is ending its relationship with Media Options. According to the announcement, there will be […]

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GoDaddy small business: Recession is coming, talk to the mayors

GoDaddy CEO, Aman Bhutani, has a few words of advice for the small business owners as the economy seems to be heading into a recession, via Forbes: “Reach out to mayors to seek support at the micro-level.” According to Aman Bhutani, mayors have data for small businesses but access to data is missing the micro-business […]

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Innovation incubator: Dan founder is working on a secret project!

Reza Sardeha, founder of Dan.com, is no longer the CEO of the company he helped propel to the top echelons of domain aftermarket platforms. The ever-busy domain industry professional is now a Strategic Advisor at GoDaddy, having sold Dan.com for a reported $71.4 million dollars in cash. While Reza deserves a multi-month long sabbatical for […]

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Dan.com founder, Reza Sardeha, assumes new position at #GoDaddy

Reza Sardeha, co-founder of Dan.com, has assumed a new role at GoDaddy, new owners of the company. The new title is that of Strategic Advisor at GoDaddy. Mr. Sardeha is no longer the CEO of Dan.com. In June, Dan.com was acquired by GoDaddy for the sum of $71.4 million dollars in cash. The company was […]

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GoDaddy Q2/2022: Positive growth, #domain sales undecipherable

GoDaddy released its Q2/2022 financial statement yesterday, rocking the numbers as far as revenue and year to year growth goes. The biggest domain registrar in the world reported a 9% annual increase in revenue, with Normalized EBITDA hitting 30% year to year. GoDaddy displayed strong performance in its eCommerce solutions platforms, such as hosting and […]

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Wild West Domains: Why is it still alive?

There are veteran domain registrars and then there is Wild West Domains. The company was formed in 2002 as a cheap(er) sidekick to GoDaddy, a company that was about to take over the domain world twenty years ago. Wild West Domains provided the opportunity of “domain reselling” and low domain registration prices without the GoDaddy […]

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DWRS.com UDRP: Translation Failed, domain lost via GoDaddy

The UDRP for the aged four letter .com domain, DWRS.com, was field by MAGT Holding B.V., Netherlands. The Complainant claims to have commenced business in 2015. It has a number of registered trademarks for DW\RS (figurative) and DWRS, in Benelux countries and the European Union. Meanwhile, the domain DWRS.com was registered 21 years ago, in […]

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GoDaddy to share Second Quarter 2022 performance on August 3, 2022

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) will release its financial results for the second quarter (Q2/2022) on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, after the US stock market closes. It’d be interesting to find out the projections on performance of the GoDaddy marketplaces. GoDaddy has recently entered into an acquisition agreement with Dan.com. After the report release, the GoDaddy […]

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Domain portfolio scalability: It’s what Dan.com does best

Dan.com moving into the GoDaddy group of companies was the news of the day, yesterday. The European start-up is a DomainGang sponsor and has been the domain selling platform for domainers by and large, increasing its inventory at a steady rate: 2.2 million domains currently use the Dan.com DNS. And there lies the secret of […]

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Dan + GoDaddy: It’s stupid but someone did it

News of GoDaddy acquiring Dan.com broke earlier today, sending exchanges among domain investors into a frenzy. Some cannot avoid referencing the acquisition of Uniregistry by GoDaddy in 2020, a transaction that stocked up NameFind with Frank Schilling’s domains and took the life out of the Uni Market. Whether you like or you hate the acquisition […]

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Unicorn status: Dan.com to become a GoDaddy company

Dan.com will be joining forces with GoDaddy, per the official announcement. GoDaddy puts emphasis on the sales landers and fulfillment platform provided by Dan.com and will be accelerating its integration with its own platform, Afternic. Note: Dan.com is a sponsor of DomainGang. In the short term, Dan.com users can expect to see the familiar customizable […]

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Did GoDaddy sell Recession.com for less than $20,000 dollars?

The GoDaddy appraisal tool produces its domain valuation reports by using a “secret sauce” algorithm. Every time you end up on the GoDaddy appraisal tool, perhaps after googling “Domain appraisal,” the following message is hiding behind an alert icon: GoDaddy estimates the value of each domain by looking at millions of historical domain name sales. […]

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