GoDaddy drops the .com and the ubiquitous drop down box for domain name search.
GoDaddy rolled out a new marketing message and site enhancements overnight.
There are two subtle changes to GoDaddy.com that are actually a big deal to the new top level domain name and domain investor communities.
First, GoDaddy dropped the .com from its logo. It announced this change during a conference for new TLD applicants in March. Although it has been dropping .com from some of its advertisements, it has finally made the switch on its website.
Second, as I told you would happen, GoDaddy has gotten rid of the drop down box in its domain search box. Now it’s just a search box with a Go button. You can still type in an extension and the results page will show the result with the extension, but GoDaddy has removed a secondary thought process from domain search. GoDaddy is not the first domain registrar to make this move.