Quiet period eliminates weekly data on aftermarket sales.
GoDaddy’s planned initial public offering means no more weekly domain name sales reports for a while.
Afternic has long sent out weekly aftermarket sales reports including total sales numbers and specific domains with sale prices. GoDaddy took over that responsibility when it acquired Afternic. These reports are the basis for Domain Name Wire’s end user sales reports.
With GoDaddy’s IPO filing, the company is officially in the “quiet period”. It’s technically in place until SEC staff declared the registration statement effective. Then there’s a 40 day quiet period after the IPO.
I imagine that GoDaddy could continue to disclose some of its weekly sales without violating these rules, but companies tend to play it safe in this situation.
That means we’ll have just one weekly end user sales report going forward based on Sedo’s sales.