GoDaddy has launched a new domain investing section on its website. If you click on the “Domains” drop down menu on GoDaddy’s website, you can see the “Domain Investing” category on the bottom right section (with the word “New” next to it). Clicking on this link takes you to a section of the website that will provide educational materials about domain name investing.
The section was created to help educate people about the business of domain investing. There are a variety of resources and tools referenced within this section of the website. Interestingly, there is also a forum for people to ask questions about domain investing. I do not see this replacing other industry forums, as this seems more geared to helping people who have GoDaddy related questions, although there are plenty of broader, industry-related discussion threads.
GoDaddy’s Joe Styler shared this with me:
“The goal for this page is to create a new destination focused on our domain investor customers. We realize that the one size fits all approach is not the best user experience for customers who invest in domain names and use the site and tools we offer differently from a business that owns only a few names. What we are attempting to do on this page is to bring all the most used tools into one spot for investors. You can see links to many of the tools and products we have for the investor right on the top navigation for this page which should make it easier and faster for investors to navigate to the tools they use most each day. There is an easy link to manage your domains, which brings you to the domain control center, a link to the auctions account, a bulk search, transfer, and a WHOIS link. This makes the most used services easy to get to for an investor.”
Joe told me that this is the first iteration, and he expects it to grow and change over time. GoDaddy is interested in hearing feedback about this new section, so you are welcome to share your thoughts here or privately with Joe and the GoDaddy team.