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Mark McCaffrey : Incoming #GoDaddy CFO is a PricewaterhouseCoopers veteran

GoDaddy released its financial statement for Q1/2021 today. The company delivered solid growth results all around, missing however the EPS target for the quarter. An important indication of commitment to future growth is the recruitment of Mark McCaffrey, a 20 year veteran partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) who will be on board as the new GoDaddy […]

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List of 5 companies #GoDaddy might be buying next

GoDaddy is on a roll; the acquisition of Uniregistry, Neustar, and now .CLUB and .Design along with MMX, indicates that the largest domain registrar in the world has aspirations of galactic size. These acquisitions are an indication that GoDaddy’s appetite for a bigger share of the pie is just getting whetted. Here’s a list of […]

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Is #GoDaddy going after Frank Schilling’s UNR next?

GoDaddy announced the acquisition of the .Club, .Design, and MMX registries today, a deal that places the top registrar in the world at the helm of 240 TLDs. Like a modern Cronus, GoDaddy swallowed the three registries and any speculation on the numbers involved might be revealed in next quarter’s financial statements – but not […]

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Supercharging.com : From $50k to low teens after #GoDaddy let it drop

Premium EV domain name Supercharging.com was in an expired GoDaddy auction in February, that ended at $50,000 dollars. It seems the auction’s winner never paid the fifty G’s and what did GoDaddy do? They let the domain drop. Jesus. Instead of re-auctioning the domain or awarding it to the 2nd highest bidder (once the high bidder’s […]

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After recount, 8minutes46seconds.com is now obsolete

A domain’s relevancy might change, if it involves numbers that might change. In the case of 8minutes46seconds.com, the “8:46” time references how long George Floyd was knelt on, leading to his suffocation and death. Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, and the new time of […]

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Brent Oxley saga almost over as #domains moved to #Namecheap

Brent Oxley‘s saga is almost over; a cache of valuable domains totaling millions of dollars were kept locked at GoDaddy, without a court verdict supporting that decision. An Indian self-styled broker’s attempt to abuse the GoDaddy system of locking domains “under dispute” backfired this week, as GoDaddy announced changes to how it’ll be handling such […]

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Brent Oxley just released a ton of emails about his locked #domains

Domain investor and entrepreneur, Brent Oxley, just released a ton of emails related to his ongoing saga. Disputing that there was ever a contract with the Indian broker who has managed to lock down his domains at GoDaddy, Oxley shared dozens of emails, messages, and other information depicting the mental state of his former broker. […]

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#GoDaddy: Alarming number of #domain theft attempts

GoDaddy is the biggest domain registrar in the world, with more than 80 million domain names under management. It makes sense that it’s therefore the most targeted domain registrar by cybercriminals, due to the sheer volume of domains. For domain portfolio holders at GoDaddy, a type of upgraded protection is available. The message displayed under […]

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#GoDaddy removed the “Interested in purchasing this domain” option from #WHOIS contact form

GoDaddy has removed the option to contact the owner of a domain via its WHOIS, if you’re interested in buying it. When looking up domain names registered at GoDaddy, you can see underlying Registry data, contact the domain holder, or report an invalid WHOIS. When clicking on the option to contact the domain holder (registrant,) […]

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#GoDaddy reports Q4/2020 earnings with 1.4 million new customers for 2020

GoDaddy has reported financial results for the fourth quarter (Q4/2020) and year ended December 31, 2020. “2020 was a really strong year for our business despite the obvious challenges, as our customers proved once again to be resourceful entrepreneurs and successfully pivoted to expand their online presence,” said GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani. “We are confident […]

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#GoDaddy has completed the acquisition of #Poynt

GoDaddy announced the completion of its acquisition of Poynt. The December 2020 deal involved $365 million dollars of which $320 million was paid in cash. The acquisition expands GoDaddy’s commerce services to help small businesses grow by utilizing a unified platform. According to the GoDaddy press release: “GoDaddy exists to empower everyday entrepreneurs and we’re […]

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