When I was signing in to my GoDaddy account this morning, I noticed something new on the account log-in page. GoDaddy customers can now sign in via Facebook account and Amazon account. Here’s a screenshot of the login page with the Amazon and Facebook buttons:
There was an article published in TechCrunch this morning about a startup called Taster, which announced an $8 million round of funding. Crunchbase shows that this company has now raised $13.1 million in total funding to date. A quick search showed me that Taster operates on the brand match Taster.com domain name.
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) June 27, 2019
GoDaddy acquired a small domain name portfolio from Monster Worldwide via its NameFind entity. I noticed several transfers from Monster to NameFind through my DomainTools Registrant Alert email notification, and Jamie Zoch tweeted about it on Saturday:
— Jamie Zoch (@DotWeekly) June 22, 2019
A couple of my GoDaddy connections on LinkedIn posted a job opening that might appeal to someone with domain name brokerage experience. GoDaddy is looking to hire an Aftermarket Domain Sales Account Executive in the company’s Cambridge, Massachusetts office. The hire will work on the Afternic side of the business, handling inbound leads on domain names listed for sale via GoDaddy.
Here’s the heart of the job listing:
I noticed that my email service (via Gmail) has been running slower than usual this afternoon. I was expecting to receive a couple of important emails, and both seemed to have been delayed. I visited Google’s G Suite Status Dashboard, and it indicates there is currently a Service Disruption impacting Gmail service, although none of Google’s other services indicate a service disruption or service outage at this time:
I look at most of my GoDaddy Auction buys as a means of adding inventory to my portfolio. What I mean is that I don’t typically acquire gems from GoDaddy Auctions that I plan to keep until I get the right offer. They are names I can generally buy inexpensively – from around $20/each to $2k +/-. I spend more when necessary, but the idea is that I will price the names I buy anywhere from around $1k to the low five figures, depending on the name, and then regularly sell enough of these names to make the effort worthwhile.