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Video: GoDaddy’s Websites + Marketing Launch Event

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GoDaddy hosted a launch event earlier today with its new CEO Aman Bhutani and spokeswoman Ayesha Curry. You will want to fast forward to about 12 minutes to catch the start of the event. The revamp of the company’s website building product with marketing tools (Websites + Marketing) is not really related to domain names, but the entrepreneurs who are GoDaddy clients need domain names for their businesses so anything GoDaddy does has an impact on investors.

Here’s a video of the live stream that concluded a short while ago:

GoDaddy to Make “Huge Product Announcement” Today

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If you visited YouTube today, you may have come across the huge GoDaddy advertising banner across the top of the website announcing a product launch event with Ayesha Curry:

I don’t have details about what will be launched or who is targeted with the launch, but here’s a description about the event found via the YouTube page:

HugeDomains Gets RDNH Finding on RockNCrystals.com UDRP

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A UDRP was filed at WIPO against the RockNCrystals.com domain name, which is owned by HugeDomains (a company operated by Turn Commerce). The respondent was self-represented, and it won the UDRP with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). In looking at the domain name alone, I would not have expected a RDNH finding, but in reviewing the decision, I can see why the panelist ruled in this manner.

The sequence of events that led to the UDRP filing is what caused the UDRP to fail and the panelist to rule in favor of Huge Domains. An aspect of the decision is another example of a panelist acknowledging the legitimacy of selling domain names as a business (although it is arguably not a strong endorsement):

Glance.com Sold via Sedo for $160,000

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According to a tweet this morning from Sedo domain name broker Albert Schimmel, the Glance.com domain name was sold via Sedo for $160,000:

Element AI Does It Better

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Yesterday, I published an article about a company called Healthy.io. I praised the company for incorporating its .IO domain name within its branding, making it less likely that people will make a mistake when navigating to the startup’s website or sending email to employees. I found an even better example of a company’s wise usage of its ccTLD domain name.

This morning, several tech publications covered the news of a major funding round for a company called Element AI:

GoDaddy Employees Say Farewell to CEO Scott Wagner

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On August 1, GoDaddy announced that its CEO Scott Wagner would have to “step down for health reasons.” Prior to the unexpected August announcement, Scott had been with the company for 6+ years, and he was well-respected and well-liked by GoDaddy employees.

As Scott departed his role last week and Aman Bhutani took over as CEO, GoDaddy employees made and shared this video tribute to honor Scott’s time at, and commitment to, GoDaddy and its employees:

Thank you Scott from Auguste Goldman on Vimeo.

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Video: GoDaddy’s Websites + Marketing Launch Event

GoDaddy hosted a launch event earlier today with its new CEO Aman Bhutani and spokeswoman Ayesha Curry. You will want to fast forward to...

GoDaddy to Make “Huge Product Announcement” Today

If you visited YouTube today, you may have come across the huge GoDaddy advertising banner across the top of the website announcing a product...

HugeDomains Gets RDNH Finding on RockNCrystals.com UDRP

A UDRP was filed at WIPO against the RockNCrystals.com domain name, which is owned by HugeDomains (a company operated by Turn Commerce). The respondent...

Glance.com Sold via Sedo for $160,000

According to a tweet this morning from Sedo domain name broker Albert Schimmel, the Glance.com domain name was sold via Sedo for $160,000: Just sold...

Element AI Does It Better

Yesterday, I published an article about a company called Healthy.io. I praised the company for incorporating its .IO domain name within its branding, making it...