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January 17, 2018 04:57

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This GoDaddy Premium Domain change could help you sell a lot more domains

GoDaddy is testing how it displays domain names listed for sale through Afternic/GoDaddy Premium Listings. I received an offer on Sedo for one of my domain names this morning. Whenever I receive an offer on a domain, my first stop is GoDaddy where I search for the domain to see if I have a “buy […]

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GoDaddy and DomainTools scrap over Whois access

GoDaddy has seriously limited DomainTools’ access to its customers’ Whois records, pissing off DomainTools. DomainTools CEO Tim Chen this week complained to DI that its access to Whois has been throttled back significantly in recent months, making it very difficult to keep its massive database of domain information up to date. Chen said that DomainTools […]

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SpamHaus ranks most-botted TLDs and registrars

Namecheap and Uniregistry have emerged as two of the most-abused domain name companies, using statistics on botnet command and control centers released by SpamHaus this week. SpamHaus data shows that over a quarter of all botnet C&Cs found during the year were using NameCheap as their registrar. It also shows that almost 1% of domains […]

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After starting slow GoDaddy comes back to win best registrar again in Namepros poll

So back in 2016 there was a best registrar poll on Namepros where GoDaddy won going away. They had over 50% of the vote. So last month I posted the 2017 poll and GoDaddy trailed early but came on at the close for the win. The early leader was NameSilo who seems to be an […]

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.Com Winners & Losers Update

How registrars fared with .com in the most recent reports. ICANN published the latest official .com transactions report from Verisign today which includes data by registrar for August 2017. Here are the top registrars in terms of new .com registrations for August. There were no changes in ranking from July. 1. GoDaddy* 922,658 2. Tucows** […]

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Brazil loses its only registrar as UOL bows out

There are now no ICANN-accredited registrars in Brazil, following the termination of Universo Online’s contract this week. I understand the agreement was ended at UOL’s request. It’s not a case of it breaching its contract. UOL is a big deal in Brazil, getting beaten in the eyeballs stakes only by the likes of Google and […]

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Godaddy releases domain name appraisal tool to the public

New appraisal tool will give you a free and quick domain name appraisal. GoDaddy has made its much-improved automated domain name valuation tool available to the public. The beta tool allows anyone to enter a domain name and receive an instant appraisal that includes some supporting data. For example, when I entered my domain name […]

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Black Friday: $3.99 .com domains

There are discounts on .com domains this Black Friday. As expected, lots of domain name registrars are offering discounted domain names today for Black Friday. Many have deals on new top level domains, but the deals are no better than what you can expect other times of the year. (.xyz for 50 cents? I’ll buy […]

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GoDaddy renewal revamp “unrelated” to domainer auction outrage

GoDaddy has made some big changes to how it handles expired domain names, but denied the changes are related to domainer outrage today about “fake” auctions. The market-leading registrar today said that it has reduced the period post-expiration during which registrants can recover their names from 42 days to 30. After day 30, registrants will […]

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GoDaddy files lawsuit to take down Whois spammers

Lawsuit targets people and companies allegedly sending spam and saying they are associated with GoDaddy. GoDaddy has filed a lawsuit (pdf) in an effort to take down one of the groups that it alleges is spamming offers to domain name owners and pretending to be affiliated with the registrar. If you’ve ever registered a domain […]

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