Beta users can list and manage domain names from inside the GoDaddy Domain Manager.
It’s been a long time coming, but GoDaddy has finally integrated Afternic listings into the GoDaddy.com domain manager more than four years after the registrar bought Afternic.
Domain investors who pick up the unique domain appraisal system token at NamesCon will get access to the new beta Domain Manager that has the integration.
To begin the integration, users will enter their Afternic credentials to merge their Afternic account into GoDaddy. After this, all domain pricing and listing will take place from GoDaddy’s website.
This means that GoDaddy Premium Listings is on its way out. Premium Listings has been a bit redundant since GoDaddy acquired Afternic in 2013. But with GoDaddy’s 60 day lock and without a full Afternic integration, Premium Listings held on as a stopgap.
The old way of listing domains on Afternic that were just acquired at GoDaddy involved:
1. Log in and list at Afternic.
2. Domains that have transferred ownership at GoDaddy are locked for 60 days, so the Afternic fast transfer integration doesn’t go live yet. List on Premium Listings so the domain is active during the 60-day window.
3. After 60 days, get email from GoDaddy asking you to opt-in to fast transfer. Click and authentication required.
Now it will work like this:
1. Log in and list on GoDaddy.
That’s it. You will no longer have to click on a confirmation email. Domains will be added for sale on GoDaddy immediately and throughout the AfternicDLS network after 60 days.
There’s an additional benefit for domain owners. Many have been asking for for-sale only landers, and Afternic now offers them. Directly within the listing process, customers can choose to have the domain forward to an Afternic lander with an inquiry form and Afternic’s phone number.