Home Blog

GoDaddy Sells Small Portfolio of Generic Domain Names

9

According to my Registrant Alert emails from DomainTools over the past couple of days, it appears that GoDaddy may have sold a small portfolio of generic one and two word .com domain names from its NameFind portfolio. The domain names below were previously registered to NameFind, and the registrant information changed to GoDaddy’s Whois privacy service, Domains By Proxy, LLC. I have not seen NameFind use Whois privacy on its domain names before, so I presume the domain names below have been sold.

Here are the valuable generic domain names with a registrant change I noticed over the past two days:

Why Extend Acquired Extend.com

0

I have pretty much every meaningful one word .com domain name listed in my Domain Monitor tool from DomainTools. When one of these domain names transfers to a different registrar, changes hands, or has some sort of other update, I am frequently able to see this within a day or two. I regularly notice great brand match .com domain names that were acquired by the most obvious end user buyer.

I recently noticed that Extend.com was acquired by a company called Extend. Obviously, a company called Extend is better off owning Extend.com, and having this brand match domain name should pay dividends for this company for years to come.

CSC to Host Domain Name Strategy Webinar

2

CSC is one of the largest domain name portfolio management companies, catering to some of the largest companies in the world. Devising and implementing a corporate domain name strategy is one major component of the work the company does with its clients.

CSC will be hosting a free webinar for corporate domain name managers and management teams in October dubbed, Domain Name Strategy 2020: Blocks, WHOIS, Cyber Criminals and Other Challenges. The idea is to help clients devise their domain name strategy for 2020. Here are the topics of discussion:

Apple Arcade: Apple Chooses Apple.co/applearcade

10

The forthcoming launch of Apple Arcade was announced several months ago. Apple Arcade is a game subscription service launched by Apple. It is currently being promoted via Twitter and likely other social media outlets:

“I Went by GoDaddy’s Valuation Services”

19

GoDaddy’s automated appraisal tool is a double edged sword, and my affection for it varies depending on whether I am buying or selling a domain name. Put simply, when it comes to unique assets, I don’t think an automated tool can accurately value a domain name. People do use the appraisal tool though, so it is something investors need to keep in mind.

This morning, I received a $1,500 offer to buy a two word .com domain name I acquired via auction earlier this year. In passing on the offer, I told the prospective buyer my domain name is worth more than $1,500. He replied asking me the value of the domain name and told me he based his offer on the GoDaddy appraisal:

Guest Post: New gTLD Use: Boon or Bane to Cybersecurity?

1

This is a sponsored guest post. WhoisXML API is making a very generous contribution to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a part of my Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising campaign in exchange for the publication of this article.

The number of Internet users has skyrocketed from 44 million in 1995 to 3.4 billion in 2016. In parallel, over the past 24 years, the number of websites has risen from one—the first website created by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)—to close to two billion of them.

It’s no wonder that the legacy gTLD space—.com, .info, .net, and .org—is becoming saturated. It doesn’t help that purchasing a domain name in this sphere costs much more than acquiring one with a ccTLD or new gTLD extension. A .com domain can cost a company millions of dollars. In comparison, even the most expensive domains sporting a new gTLD only cost thousands even if these actually fit a brand better than a .com or other legacy domain name.

It makes you wonder why companies continue to opt for older TLDs, right? These arguments may shed some light as to why.

Low-Cost Spamming Tool

Recent Posts

GoDaddy Sells Small Portfolio of Generic Domain Names

According to my Registrant Alert emails from DomainTools over the past couple of days, it appears that GoDaddy may have sold a small portfolio...

Why Extend Acquired Extend.com

I have pretty much every meaningful one word .com domain name listed in my Domain Monitor tool from DomainTools. When one of these domain...

CSC to Host Domain Name Strategy Webinar

CSC is one of the largest domain name portfolio management companies, catering to some of the largest companies in the world. Devising and implementing...

Apple Arcade: Apple Chooses Apple.co/applearcade

The forthcoming launch of Apple Arcade was announced several months ago. Apple Arcade is a game subscription service launched by Apple. It is currently...

“I Went by GoDaddy’s Valuation Services”

GoDaddy's automated appraisal tool is a double edged sword, and my affection for it varies depending on whether I am buying or selling a...