FTX scandal: GoDaddy on the list of creditors

The FTX scandal is unraveling daily, with the troubled crypto company once valued in the billions of dollars going through bankruptcy. The list of creditors of FTX was released last week and among them are some big names: Apple, Microsoft, Alibaba, Coinbase, and others, are claiming a minimum of $3.1 billion dollars. With more than […]

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GoDaddy shuffles board of directors three weeks before earnings

GoDaddy announced changes to its board of directors (BOD) just three weeks before scheduled Q4/2022 & fiscal 2022 earnings. Srini Tallapragada and Sigal Zarmi are in, moving from Salesforce and Morgan Stanley respectively. The impressive qualifications of these two new board members were lauded by GoDaddy CEO, Aman Bhutani, who noted: “GoDaddy’s diverse board is […]

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GoDaddy to announce Q4/2022 and fiscal year earnings on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, GoDaddy will be sharing its performance results for Q4/2022, alongside the fiscal year 2022 earnings. The report will be released on February 14th, after the US stock market closes. Following the release, a webinar will be hosted by the GoDaddy management at 5:00pm Eastern time. You can register for the webinar here. […]

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GoDaddy auction bidders: Prepare(.com) to waste your time

Expired domain auctions at GoDaddy come with a fair warning for the winner: You might end up not getting the domain. Even after the auction finishes, as long as the registrant renews within the time frame that ICANN mandates, money and time is lost for the auction’s winner. Although the amount paid is refunded, that […]

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Silver lining in Dan.com fee-jacking revealed

There’s a silver lining in the recent fee-jacking that Dan.com users will face, apparently. The back story: GoDaddy-owned Dan.com decided to raise the fees it collects on the platform, from the current 9% to 15% beginning on February 1, 2023. This price increase was matched by a similar increase at the Uni Market and a […]

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Reza Sardeha talks about the Dan future and fee changes

Dan founder, Reza Sardeha, emerged via Twitter and delivered his personal opinion about the recent drastic fee changes at GoDaddy. The back story: Just months after acquiring Dan.com in June 2022 for a reported $71 million dollars in cash, GoDaddy increased the fees domain investors pay to use the Dan platform. Starting on February 1st, […]

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Bye Dan: Sedo will keep its BIN landers at 10% commission

Domain investors are facing an unprecedented act by GoDaddy, that will be imposing a 25% commission on domains that are added on Afternic, Dan, or the Uni Market whilst not using their nameservers. In effect from February 1st, the 25% commission is a massive “head tax” that attempts to terrorize domain investors that use their […]

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Media Temple: Another GoDaddy “funeral” of a great brand

GoDaddy collects brands – the ones that stand in its way to control the ebb and flow of its domain name and hosting business. It’s not a secret that a big chunk of revenue for GoDaddy comes from its core web hosting services. Once you register domains at GoDaddy you will be upsold with hosting, […]

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Asking questions after the new Afternic/Dan/Uniregistry fee changes

The “price alignment” that GoDaddy is rolling out across its marketplaces has created a shock and awe effect among domain investors. Increasing Dan.com commissions to 15% is just the tip of the iceberg, as the Afternic.com supposed drop from 20% to 15% isn’t a reduction of fees; Afternic drops its tiered pricing altogether: In the […]

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Dan.com raises base commission rate to 15%

Popular domain platform, Dan.com, is increasing its base commission to 15%. Beginning on February 1, 2023, the increase will take effect, for all domains that use Dan, Afternic, or Uniregistry DNS. Alternate DNS usage will result in an even higher commission, set at 25%. GoDaddy calls this a “price alignment” and is sending similar emails […]

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GoDaddy turns on the .TV

GoDaddy has rolled out a new marketing campaign to “Turn on .TV” as a destination of choice. The GoDaddy Registry has taken over the digital airwaves for .TV domains, a popular ccTLD that despite representing Tuvalu it’s a global acronym treated by Google as a generic ccTLD. GoDaddy is now asking everyone to TurnOn.TV per […]

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Dan rolls out updates proving it was a worthy acquisition

Dan.com rolled out a new product update, codenamed #7, with plenty of additions and improvements. The latest batch of updates arrives two months after update #6, proving that Dan’s acquisition by GoDaddy was quite worthy; meanwhile, Afternic 2.0 is still in the works. So what’s new at Dan.com? Here are some highlights: Afternic Reseller Network […]

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