Go Daddy gets control of NoDaddy.com domain name.
GoDaddy.com now owns NoDaddy.com, Kevin Murphy reports for The Register.
NoDaddy.com was set up as a gripe site after the domain registrar suspended the registration of security mailing list SecLists.org.
Since then it has been a gathering place for customers and ex-employees of the world’s largest domain name registrar. They aired their grievances there, often times sending traffic to Domain Name Wire articles about various Go Daddy-related issues.
There have certainly been some legitimate complaints about Go Daddy over the years, and I haven’t been afraid to point out some of the company’s missteps.
But it also attracted some disgruntled ex-employees, including Toby Harris, who sued the company for wage theft. Harris claimed he lost over $1,300 in commissions as a call center rep because his manager claimed his call quality was low. (Many call centers have such rules — it’s easy to earn commissions if you neglect other parts of a customer contact.) Harris even sent out a press release about his initial lawsuit, claiming “Godaddy.com executives deny any wrongdoing.” Except that Go Daddy hadn’t actually commented on the lawsuit.
According to Murphy, Harris had become the top contributor on the site.