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January 17, 2018 04:54

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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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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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20 NameJet Single .WS Emoji Auctions End This Week

It’s been an interesting year and wild ride for emoji domains and emoji domain investors to say the least. And this week is no exception as more emoji domains enter into auction. Both GoDaddy and NameJet are likely experiencing quite a bit of traffic uptick having emoji domain auctions made available via their respective auction […]

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Nearly 650 Emoji Domains Expiring in Next 7 Days

It’s been a very exciting week for emoji domains with Vice News releasing Page Howe’s emoji domain interview. In addition, expiring emoji domain auctions are picking up steam in the last week or so, garnering greater visibility and activity at GoDaddy and NameJet auction platforms. Over 1,200 emoji domains made an expiring auction appearance in […]

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November’s top Domain Name Wire stories

Here’s what happened in the domain name business last month. November was a very busy month on Domain Name Wire thanks to news about Amazon.com and GoDaddy. How much can you tell from the domain names a company registers? Sometimes, a lot. I also had a fun interview with a member of the thrash metal […]

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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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Tucows sells some domain names to GoDaddy

GoDaddy’s NameFind is buying some domain names from Tucows. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) appears to have sold some of its domain name portfolio to GoDaddy’s (NYSE:GDDY) NameFind. Today I noticed that some domain names in Tucows’ YummyNames portfolio have undergone a Whois change. While the owner and contact details still point to YummyNames, they have an additional […]

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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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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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