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  • GoDaddy gets another Domain Appraisal patent

    1. BY - Dec 09, 2014
    2. Domain Registrars
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    Patent covers using comps for domain name evaluation.

    GoDaddy has been issued another U.S. patent related to domain name appraisals.

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today issued patent number 8,909,558 for “Appraising a domain name using keyword monetary value data”.

    The patent basically covers using comps for a domain name appraisal, i.e. looking up sales of other domain names including similar keywords and using this to determine value.

    GoDaddy has a number of related patents, and this patent application was a continuation of many of them. Last year the company was granted patents for “Appraising domain names using comparative data” and “Domain appraisal algorithm”. These patents discussed using five “p’s” for domain valuation: precision, popularity, presence, pattern and pay-per-click (PPC).

    GoDaddy employees Paul Nicks and Pat Lutwitze are listed as inventors on the patent.

  • GoDaddy announces Super Bowl ad plans

    1. BY - Nov 24, 2014
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    Danica Patrick to once again star in GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial.

    GoDaddyGoDaddy announced plans today for its 11th consecutive appearance in the Super Bowl.

    GoDaddy’s 2015 Super Bowl ad is called “Journey Home”, and will focus on GoDaddy’s small business offerings.

    Patrick, who already holds the record for most Super Bowl appearances by a celebrity, will star alongside a puppy. Apparently, the commercial will appear to be a Hallmark-style commercial, and then have a twist.

    Under GoDaddy’s new leadership, you can rest assured the ad won’t tease you to visit GoDaddy in order to see Danica strip, either.

    GoDaddy typically runs two Super Bowl commercials, but next year it will just be one.

    The 2015 ad was created by Barton F. Graf 9000.

  • GoDaddy’s DomainFinder App advances domain name selection

    1. BY - Nov 19, 2014
    2. Domain Registrars
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    App makes it easier to narrow in on the best domain name.

    GoDaddy recently released an iOS app for finding and registering domain names called GoDaddy DomainFinder.

    Many of its features are similar to what you find on GoDaddy.com and other registrar sites. For example, the app lets you filter by price, TLD, and length.

    Yet some features are new and different, mostly when it comes to whittling down the large list of results you receive. You can easily “favorite” domain options or eliminate them.

    After trying out the app, I asked GoDaddy Senior Vice President and GM Mike McLaughlin if the app’s new functionality will become part of GoDaddy.com’s website. Click here to continue reading…

  • GoDaddy reports Q3 earnings in SEC filing

    1. BY - Nov 17, 2014
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    Revenue up nearly 25% compared to same quarter last year.

    GoDaddyGoDaddy filed an amended S-1 with the SEC today, in which it discloses its results from the third quarter.

    Here are some financial highlights:

    • Q3 2014 revenue was $356.9 million, up 5.4% from Q2 and 24.7% from Q3 2013.
    • Domain revenue kept growing, but its percentage of GoDaddy’s overall business continues to shrink. In Q3 2012, the domain business accounted for 65.7% of GoDaddy’s business. This past quarter it was down to 54.5%. Hosting and Business Applications are becoming a bigger part of the equation.
    • Both operating and net losses shrunk considerably. Q3 operating loss was $6.8 million, compared to $18.4 million in Q2 and $31.1 million in Q3 of 2014. Net loss was $27.6 million, compared to $37.5 million in Q2 and $47.3 million in Q3 2013. GoDaddy’s adjusted EBITDA bounced back nicely after slipping in Q2, hitting $71.6 million for the quarter.
    • Click here to continue reading…

  • Expired Domain Report: a strong .net sale and more

    1. BY - Oct 30, 2014
    2. Expired Domains
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    Joseph Peterson takes a look at the past week in the expired domain name market.

    There has been some discussion this past year among domain investors about the market outlook for .NET domains. Traditionally, .NET has played second fiddle to .COM for the most part, and some predict that wave after wave of new TLD releases can only erode .NET’s position. Just last week, a DNW reader expressed the view that “.NET is slowly dying”. Not everyone shares that opinion, however, as witnessed by NameJet’s $8.7k auction of Pink.net, which received 178 bids from 140 bidders. Few brand names are as vivid as “Pink”; and when a concise, versatile name in .COM is unobtainable / unaffordable, many of us will happily brand our internet ventures with .NET instead. Click here to continue reading …