#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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#GoDaddy : Latest #domain rebranding drops the face

GoDaddy delivered its latest domain rebranding, tossing out its old stylized logo for a new one. Gone is the smiling geek face, along with the black print. That’s right, the Daddy is gone! The new logo, as it appears on GoDaddy.com, features green text – as in, the color of money. A variant of it […]

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#GoDaddy wants to conquer every tier 2 city in #India

GoDaddy bagged one million customers in India, and the biggest domain registrar in the world is only getting started. With 462 million Internet users, India is second only to China. So far, GoDaddy’s web hosting and cloud services have targeted the large metropolises of India. There are 51 million small and medium businesses, of which […]

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Almost #Bollywood : #GoDaddy video in #India celebrates 1 million customers

GoDaddy has created a new video for its Indian audience, in celebration of achieving 1 million customers in India. The video is part in the Hindi language, part in Hindi with English words, and part in full English. “GoDaddy empowers our customers – one MILLION to date! – to move forward with their ideas online. […]

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#GoDaddy and WHOIS : Unilateral decision affects #DomainTools data

The unilateral decision by GoDaddy to disable port 43 WHOIS lookups, has been affecting DomainTools and its professional services. GoDaddy stated it’s a much-needed line of defense against “unscrupulous spammers,” but it seems they are throwing out the baby with the bathwater in this case. This isn’t a prelude of GDPR, that seeks to address […]

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Indian tax agency tells #GoDaddy #domain registration income is “royalty”

The tax authority of India wants GoDaddy to pay local tax for the registration of domain names. According to the Times of India,  the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in New Delhi has held GoDaddy to be liable to tax in India, on income earned from the registration of domain names. Legal processes take long […]

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Aged #domain lost in auction, case involves K-Systems and #GoDaddy

A bizarre situation involving a 1999 domain, LoansCanada.com, is unfolding over at DNForum. The owner of the domain, paid for its renewal via PayPal, and the domain registrar, K-Systems, initially claimed that the domain was “deleted.” LoansCanada.com did not drop, however, and current information shows that it was auctioned off at GoDaddy and was acquired […]

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#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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