Archive for the ‘Domain Aftermarket’ Category

NamesCon 2016 – Already past 350 attendees and climbing!

NamesCon 2016 is already at 350+ attendees, and Jodi Chamberlain, Richard Lau and I are already working on NamesCon’s third year schedule and events. The agenda is filling up, and we’re accepting speaker and session submissions at speakers2016 _at_ – so submit your ideas, pitches, and session concepts. Register today for NamesCon 2016 to […]

Godaddy Premium Listings Will Be Live During Super Bowl

Before the 2011 Super Bowl Godaddy had been making a big push in the aftermarket with their premium listings. Unfortunately, for various reasons Godaddy did not include their Premium Listings in search results during the 2011 Super Bowl ad drive.   This meant that a user that was driven to the Godaddy site from the Super […]

Godaddy Auctions Now Pay Out Faster

DNN just learned that Godaddy has once again made some changes for the better with their domain auction platform. Godaddy auctions now pay out in 5 days if the domain name is registered at Godaddy and sold through their auction system.  Domains registered at other registrars and sold through the auction platform still are paid […]

Godaddy Extends Lowered Commission on Premium Listings Through September

At the beginning of August, Goddaddy lowered it’s Premium Listings from 30% commission to 20%.  The company informed DNN today that they will be extending this offer through to the end of September. Godaddy’s Premium Listings are a popular way for some domain name investors to sell their “fixed price” inventory of domains through […]

NameJet adds .CO Backorders

After CO Internet, the operator of the .CO registry recently announced that their renewal rate was about 66% at the end of July and “expect to see somewhere in the nature of 68-69% renewal rates for July once all late renewals are totaled“. The first drop catching providers have now added the ability to go […]

Godaddy Auctions More Domains Than Sedo

Godaddy launched a domain name market analysis section on their site today which touts the claim that they are selling more domain names at auction than industry veteran According to Godaddy : Go Daddy sold more than 109,000 domain names through auctions in 2nd Quarter 2011. Sedo sold approximately 10,600 domain names in 2nd Quarter 2011. The […]

Guest Post : The New Sweet Spot is The Old Sweet Spot

This post is a guest post by Mike Fiol of DomainConsultant and Much discussion has been made about the recent Aftermarket auction and the so dubbed “new sweet spot” that allowed for a high percentage of sales. With a good deal of confidence, I can say this epiphany bewildered more than a few domainers […]