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June 21, 2018 10:27

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Lies or ignorance? #GoDaddy rep claims expired #domains can’t be transferred out

A frustrated domain investor was told that expired domain names at GoDaddy aren’t officially his. This incredible statement came from a GoDaddy representative, when domainer Dan Sanchez asked to obtain the authorization codes for expired domains in his account. Unlike what the official domain transfer policy at GoDaddy states, Dan Sanchez was told that the […]

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Mining Available Domains via GoDaddy’s Watching List

Alvin Brown shares a way to find hand-reg domains to register. I shared 3 tips to Discover Expired Domains Available at Hand-Registration Fee at the end of last year.  As a follow up, I’m sharing another method to discover available domains using GoDaddy’ Watching feature. It’s not really a “new” feature as some of you may recall […]

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Is domain “snapping” a new term or did I just miss it somehow?

So this is a new one, for me at least. I came across an article one domain “snapping” which didn’t ring a bell so I had to dig deeper to understand what the article was about. Was there a new term that I somehow missed after all of these years? According to Lexology snapping is: […]

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Please, GoDaddy, don’t add watcher data to expired domains

Disclosing the number of watchers could change how people use GoDaddy Auctions. Alvin Brown recently discovered data that GoDaddy is sharing for its closeout expiring domain name auctions. It’s valuable data including the domain age, links to search results, etc. But one thing is troubling: Showing how many people are watching a domain name could […]

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3 Tips to Discover Expired Domains Available at Hand-Registration Fee

[Editor’s note: I’m pleased to have Alvin Brown join as a contributing author on DNW. Brown is a fellow Austinite, domain investor and digital marketer. He posts great tutorials at KickstartCommerce.com, and will be writing posts for DNW that will help domain investors.] Each day I spend my fair share of time reviewing a vast […]

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GoDaddy expiration policy fixes annoying clawbacks

Domain names can no longer be renewed or transferred after they are won at auction. One of the biggest gripes about GoDaddy expired domain name auctions is that registrants can still renew or transfer their domains after an auction closes. Domain investors spend time bidding on domains only to have the domain pulled out from […]

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From the “scandal” department : Is Pheenix warehousing domains?

Domain aftermarket and auction platform, Pheenix, received a barrage of unsavory comments over at NamePros. Coming fresh from the drop of several of its satellite registrars, Pheenix appears to have angered a customer, who claims they are “warehousing customers’ expired domains.” The Pheenix customer is livid over the fact that his winning bid did not […]

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Expired domains brought down IBM services

Forgetting to pay about thirty bucks leads to critical services going down. For about 24 hours in September, two IBM services associated with IBM Bluemix went down. The cause? Expired domain names. According to an incident report spotted by The Register, global-datacenter.com and global-datacenter.net expired, bringing down Reverse DNS and Global Load Balancing with them. […]

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Why lower prices at NameJet might mean more money for everyone

A lower starting price is a bet on higher sell-through rates. NameJet is lowering the starting bid prices on a number of direct-transfer expiring domain names. These are the domains that are registered at partner registrars and don’t go through the full pending delete cycle. Domains from Tucows (which owns half of NameJet) will be […]

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NameJet drops pricing to $39 for some domain backorders

NameJet announced that it’s dropping the price of some domain backorders to $39 dollars. Normally, the price is $69 dollars, so that’s a considerable discount. According to the latest news from NameJet: “While most of the domains on NameJet still start at $69, you will likely see more and more domains starting below this amount. […]

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