Domain registrar launches new online savings site, but misses an obvious typo.
Domain name registrar GoDaddy has launched GoDaddySaves.Me, and online savings network. Members get discounts at a number of online merchants, ranging from Kohls to FTD.com. Membership costs $9.99, but includes a $10 GoDaddy gift certificate, making it essentially free.
Beyond the revenue potential for GoDaddy, the site also continues a trend of the company using the .me domain name. GoDaddy is a partner in the registry for .me, the country code domain name for Montenegro.
There’s one surprise here, though. The company failed to register an obvious typo of the domain, GoDaddySavesMe.com. GoDaddy has been aggressive with defensive domain name registrations in the past, so I’m surprised it overlooked this obvious typo. While writing this post, I’ve already had to correct an error in which I linked to GoDaddySavesMe.com.
As an aside, I just noticed something interesting. Try registering a domain name that includes “GoDaddy” in it through GoDaddy. You’ll hit a roadblock.