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  • account management Goes Down

    1. BY - Apr 15, 2014
    2. Domain Registrars
    3. 9 Comments

    Site won’t let users log in.

    GoDaddy had technical difficulties today, spanning from about 2:30 PM ET to 3:10 PM ET.

    Users trying to log in were greeted with a message similar to this:

    Service Unavailable
    The server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later.

    Reference #6.c758acc6.1397587049.b44810

    I was able to enter my login credentials, but when I entered by two factor code I got the error message. A Domain Name Wire reader reported the same issue. I’ve confirmed the issue existed whether or not you use two factor authentication.

    GoDaddy has since fixed the issue.

  • 21 end user domain name sales up to $39,200

    1. BY - Apr 10, 2014
    2. Domain Sales
    3. 0 Comments

    Afternic’s strong week included a number of large end user domain name sales.

    Afternic and GoDaddy combined to sell over $2 million worth of domain names last week. Here’s a look at some of the domain names that were purchased by end users.

    You can view previous end user sales lists here. $39,200 – Software company I bet it’s for a new product or service. $32,000 – NRG Energy. I’m not sure what the domain stands for. $10,000 – The owner of went global. $13,000 – a company called Sweater Shop in Dublin. $2,995 – BizWest Media LLC in Boulder, Colorado $4,800 – Forum site owner ForumFoundry. $2,195 – Mustang Lighting, Inc. in Garland, Texas. $3,000 –, LLC, a company that connects people to sports leagues. $1,077 – industrial designer Emilie Williams. She has been using $1,888 – Continental Sales and Marketing, Inc. in San Leandro, California. $1,888 – Country Flowers in Malta. $1,088 – Common Sense Media, a great site that suggests age appropriateness for movies and TV shows. $3,000 – TalkPR in London. $2,499 – Creekside Cancer Care LLC in Lafayette, Colorado. $1,670 – The New Home Spot, a real estate firm for new homes, dropped the ‘the’. $1,499 – Engineering firm Maverick Corporation, which owns $3,488 – Water management firm Crescent Consulting. $1,449 – Forum Real Estate Group. One of its apartment complexes is Westland. $1,820 – Change Masters, Incorporated, which has the web address $8,500 – Owners of the adultsite $1,495 – City of Dallas.

  • Tesla buys a typo and Lord of the Flies company buys author’s domain name

    1. BY - Apr 07, 2014
    2. Domain Sales
    3. 1 Comment

    Tesla pays a lot of money for a domain it could have won in a UDRP.

    I’m a bit behind on end user sales reports thanks to DomainFest last week.

    This list is the one Afternic/GoDaddy sent last week. Some notable buyers include Tesla and BMI. You can see previous end user lists here. $12,750 – Music Giant BMI $13,000 – RelayWare, which offers partner channel management services. $1,000 – Medical Education Resources, which uses the longer domain $3,995 – The owner of health site $1,800 – Best Hotel Furniture, Inc in Prospect Heights, Illinois. $3,000 – Huh. Esports Gaming bought this domain. I think ESPN won’t be happy about this. $1,000 – The Galley, LLC, maker of a kitchen sinks. $1,888 – D-J Engineering in Augusta, Kansas, which uses the abbreviated domain name. $4,999 – Consumer’s Medical, which uses I suspect some people were typing in the singular version on Consumers. $2,200 – TEGSCO LLC, aka Auto Return, which owns the matching .com domain name. $1,000 – The company Lord of the Flies author William Golding set up to manage his ongoing rights. He died in 1993. $1,200 – Hardy’s Jewelers in Virginia Beach, Virginia. $1,000 – Columbus, Ohio law firm Colley Shroyer & Abraham Co., L.P.A. $3,088 – PC LAN SErvices in Milwaukee shortened its domain from $3,000 – Blocker’s Furniture in Ocala, Florida. It has been using the longer domain $1,000 – Sideline Software, Inc., which runs $1,600 – Network of Executive Women in Hospitality, which uses the matching .org domain name. $4,750 – Tesla bought a type of its website. Couldn’t it have just won this in a UDRP? I guess with legal fees it may have cost more. $1,000 – Motorcycle company American Beta.

  • syndication with GoDaddy is over

    1. BY - Mar 31, 2014
    2. Domain Registrars
    3. 29 Comments

    Today is the last day domains listed on will show up for searches on GoDaddy.

    Today is the last day that Sedo listings will be syndicated to GoDaddy.

    It turns out it’s also the last day for listings on the site. [Update: while March 31 was supposed to be the last day for DNS syndication on GoDaddy, GoDaddy has kept the listings up while it finishes a transition for Afternic listings in the registration path.]

    That means that after today, the only way for the typical domain owner to get domain names in the registration path at GoDaddy is to list them on Afternic or directly through GoDaddy.

    Until now customers searching on could fill out a lead form if they were interested in a domain that was on DNS charged a 20% commission to clients if it resulted in a sale. The average sales price for a DNS domain sold through GoDaddy was over $15,000.

  • Sedo domain names get kicked off GoDaddy on Monday

    1. BY - Mar 27, 2014
    2. Domain Sales
    3. 6 Comments

    Domain sales partnership comes to an end next week.

    GoDaddy AfternicLast November GoDaddy announced it was ending its syndication agreement with Sedo effective the end of March 2014. That date is just around the corner: Monday.

    Domain names listed with SedoMLS will no longer show up on GoDaddy Auctions and, more importantly, in the registration path at

    The move comes in the wake of GoDaddy’s acquisition of rival domain marketplace Afternic last September. GoDaddy is encouraging customers to add their domain names to Afternic if they want continued exposure on GoDaddy’s sites.

    It will be interesting to see what this does to sales numbers for both Afternic and Sedo. I understand that Sedo’s sales through GoDaddy are meaningful. So in the short run this move might hurt both GoDaddy’s and Sedo’s domain sales.

    In the long run, of course, GoDaddy hopes the move will pay off by converting Sedo customers to Afternic.

    There’s some good news for domain name sellers. The next step in GoDaddy’s integration of Afternic is to enable “fast transfer” for domains listed on Afternic. That should increase sales volume for domain owners that list their domains at Afternic’s premium level.