Last week, Finlead first highlighted a big corporate name change involving Uniregistry and GoDaddy. It looks like the new corporate registrar name for domain names registered at Uniregistry is GoDaddy Online Services Cayman Islands Ltd. This comes on the heels of GoDaddy’s acquisition of Frank Schilling’s company, which includes Uniregistry and Name Administration.
GoDaddy isn’t wasting any time. pic.twitter.com/T2hrPYZRAW
— Finlead (@finlead) June 12, 2020
In February when the deal was closing, I previously noticed the domain names in the Name Administration portfolio were changing ownership to a company called NameFind Cayman Islands LTD. My guess is the GoDaddy Online Services Cayman Islands Ltd. name is a corporate maneuver that will not really impact the actual branding of the Uniregistry business.
Here’s a screenshot of how a Whois lookup appears with the new branding:
You can see the email address for contacts is still @uniregistry. The Whois record still says “UNIREGISTRAR CORP.” I am not sure if or when that will end up changing. In addition, you can see “IANA ID: 1659.” A look at Uniregistry’s help page shows that accreditation was Uniregistrar Corporation’s prior to the ownership change.
With hundreds of thousands of domain names registered at Uniregistry, GoDaddy Online Services Cayman Islands Ltd. is a name that you are going to regularly see in Whois lookups.