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January 19, 2020 15:46

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GoDaddy: Releasing outbound domain transfers is not working

We all know that GoDaddy has a failing system with hundreds of bugs lurking around but these random problems are really scary. So in the past few months releasing domain name outbound transfers is not really working. Yesterday I initiated transfers out of GoDaddy for 7 .com domains. I have made several attempts to release […]

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Expedited transfers have stopped working at GoDaddy

It seems that nothing works at GoDaddy lately. People have been complaining for weeks that they get error messages going to domain auctions or trying to manage their domain names. See here the latest problem where Elliot reports getting 504 errors when trying to get to his domain names at GoDaddy. Lately I have to […]

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Epik is running a .COM promo

Rob Monster and Sufyan Alani from Epik are running a .COM promo on Namepros. Epik has, as of yesterday, reduced prices at $5.49 for new .com domain name registrations and at $6.49 for .com domain transfers. Epik will honor these prices through September 30. I am taking advantage of the transfer promo as we speak […]

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Cloudflare registrar is now open to all but still without domain registrations!

The Cloudflare domain name registrar was announced in September. They launched the registrar by making it available in waves to its existing customers. So now the Cloudflare Registrar is available to all customers. The Cloudflare registrar charges you at wholesale prices. The problem is that still after 3 months there is no way to register […]

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Epik will hide whois for all EU customers unless they opt-in to no-masking (non-EU customers will not be affected)

Epik announced today important account changes related to European Union GDPR Compliance. Beginning on May 25, whois details for EU customers will all be masked using Anonymize that is the free whois privacy offered by Epik to all its customers. Domains that are already registered at Epik to non-EU customers will not be modified. For […]

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Consensus be damned: here’s how transfers will work at Tucows after GDPR

Tucows will follow TechOps subcommittee recommendation for domain transfers as ICANN figures out what to do. Here’s the thing about GDPR and domain name registrars/registries: if they wait for ICANN to figure out how to address GDPR, it will be too late to make the necessary changes to comply with the law. GDPR enforcement goes […]

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GDPR will make domain name transfers more difficult

Lack of contact details in public Whois could thwart inter-registrar domain transfers. A few Domain Name Wire readers have asked how domain name transfers will work if domain registrars and registries eliminate contact details from Whois in response to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As it stands right now, domain name transfers could […]

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Uniregistry has a domain name auth code bug

I was moving 115 domains out of Uniregistry today and while doing so I found a bug in their system. I used the export to CSV tool to get the auth codes for all my domains so I could start the transfers to my new registrar. At first I noticed that some of the auth […]

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Sneak peak at the new Fabulous

Fabulous.com is preparing some big changes to the look and feel of their website. All the old tools will remain but some new ones are coming soon. Fabulous has made it possible for customers to list domains for sale on Sedo as well as the Fabulous Marketplace. Afternic is coming soon. Here is a sneak […]

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How to link your Domain Name Sales account to the Uniregistry Market

I’ve been using Domain Name Sales for years and with the release of Uniregistry Market somehow I missed the fact that you can actually connect the two. I stumbled across this when I was looking at Uniregistry’s You Tube channel and found a video walking users through the process. Here’s the video: It’s a pretty […]

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