With GoDaddy’s integration borked, here’s how to list your domains on Afternic and get GoDaddy-branded sales landers.
GoDaddy’s integration with Afternic, which theoretically lets customers add domains to Afternic from within their GoDaddy account, has been in beta for over two years. It broke back in May, which I discovered after submitting names that didn’t get listed and didn’t get the corresponding ‘for sale’ page.
The promise of the integration is a good one: simply click a few buttons from within GoDaddy to add your domains to the largest distributed sales marketplace, and get a GoDaddy-branded sales lander for the page.
While waiting to get this fixed, you can still replicate the process using the original Afternic interface. It comes with some headaches, though. As a result, I’ve opted to list my domains on Afternic but point them to sales landers at other companies, such as Dan.com and Squadhelp.
Either way, you’ll want to list your domains on Afternic directly. That’s no big deal if they haven’t been listed by someone else before. If they have been listed before, you’ll need to contact support to get them to acknowledge that you own the domains now. (One of the promises of the GoDaddy account integration is that it should be able to verify that you own the domain.)
Also, note that Afternic doesn’t have two-factor authentication. It’s a big security hole.
Once listed on Afternic, you’ll also need to change your nameservers to get the sales lander that was created from within the domain listing system at GoDaddy. Instead of ns1.afternic.com and ns2.afternic, which leads to traditional parking, you’ll want to use ns3.afternic.dom and ns4.afternic.com to get the sales lander.
GoDaddy operates the biggest domain name Afternic. I can’t wait for it to all work correctly to help domain investors sell more domains.
The truth is that three months ago from Uniregistry who told me that they are not prepared with Afternic DLS etc, I see other Domainer customer Uniregistry with a larger portfolio of domains in Afternic, Godaddy in regards to DNS and I change in 150 domains NS1, NS2, Afternic and all pass NS3, NS4 Godaddy never give my domains the Godaddy DNS three months lost in sales.
When Godaddy made acquisitions from other domain registrars, if before you had the possibility to contact Account Manager, Domain Broker etc, now not everything is Support or Help.
In the end Efty.com. Dan.com, Sedo.com, External Brokers, Voodoo.com. Parkingcrew.com.
Dave Tyrer says
Uniregistry has been integrated with the Afternic DLS for six months. I have more than 1,000 domains on the UNI Afternic DLS and have already made some sales with instant transfer.
Thanks for your answer, I add my first 15 domains (com) in Afternic from Uniregistry.com, everything will be perfect, then add other domains from Epik.com in Afternic and the same day I receive email from Epik.com Afternic and perfect subject.
Spending two days entering my Afternic account and seeing that the 15 domains (com) were missing to be approved by the registrar, I write to Afternic the answer is Uniregistry.com and I send email to Uniregistry and the answer is this:
Jun 15, 2020, 9:29:48 AM EDT
Thank you for contacting Uniregistry support.
Please note that although Uniregistry has been acquired by GoDaddy, no changes to the website and pricing have been made so far. We are still two separated Markets and Registrars. Therefore, kindly be advised that we have in no way caused this and, unfortunately, are not able to troubleshoot this issue. Please reach Afternic customer support directly in this regard.
In the future, if any changes are to be made and, for instance, we finally merge our platforms, they will be communicated in advance.
After reading a post from Abdulbasit and seeing that the writing about parking domains Afternic NS1 and NS2 – Godaddy NS3 and NS4 take note enter my uniregistry account and change DNS to parking domains to be accepted by uniregistry.com I am happy after a few days I receive an email from a buyer interested in a domain that a few months ago interested not reaching an agreement, upon his return and he asked, I think he would have seen it in the Afternic.com domains parking and there was nothing.
I don’t have a domain portfolio at Uniregistry.com like Abdulbasit’s.
I don’t ask because it’s always the same, at least with me.
It appears the GoDaddy for sale lander does not display the ‘Buy now’ price and instead the buyer must call GoDaddy to obtain the price. Does this sound correct?
Andrew Allemann says
This is correct. GoDaddy says that it has tested this in the past and this converted better. However, I think they should retest it now that it has the GoDaddy logo on the pages. Maybe it should try it for domains priced less than $3,000.
Ben pedri says
Can you get a correct answer for me .I’d like to have all my sales at uni and keep my 15% commissions but have a godaddy/uni sales page that I can put buy it now prices on so the afternic guys can’t botch up anymore of my sales. I’m sure this is the ultimate placement for everyone ,being consumers know the GD brand
I can’t list names on uniregistry because my names are at domainnamesales.com. They say I have to call them to get on uniregistry but the never ever call back or answer their phone or emails.