I want to share an update about new gTLD domain name auctions and listings on GoDaddy and Afternic. The company has made it easier for people to list their new gTLD domain names for sale on the company’s auction platform as well as Afternic’s marketplace.
Listed below are the updates that have been made to both platforms, as shared by GoDaddy’s Nick Fuller and the domain sales team. If you have any questions about selling or listing new gTLD domain names on GoDaddy or Afternic, you are welcome to post them here or direct them to Nick or Paul Nicks, GM of GoDaddy’s Aftermarket.
Adds over 400 additional tlds to the platform
– This includes many previously unoffered cctlds and almost all of the available new GTLDs.
– Afternic will also be rolling out an update, which will allow for almost 200 new tlds to be offered for sale on the platform
Premium fast transfer ability will follow at some point in the future.
The new names will show up in the GoDaddy purchase path, GoDaddy auctions website.
If the name was listed by Afternic, it will show up on GoDaddy, in the GoDaddy purchase path andAfternic.com.
– We are exploring ways to make the names available across the full Afternic Network and will do so in the future.
At first only non-premium renewal priced domains will be available to sell on the Aftermarket.
Support for variable pricing on renewals is coming in the future.
From our estimation this gives access to 95 percent of the domains available in the new tlds.
As new tlds are added to the G.A. phase the ability to list them for sale will be added to GoDaddy Auctions and Afternic Regularly.
To list a name for sale:
– You can add them in your Afternic account or from the GoDaddy auctions interface.
– To check for the most current list of what names we have available to list for sale check the tld list inside the “advanced search” on the GoDaddy Auctions home page.
It’s a start, but not to include premiums really stinks.
These are the desirable domains, not some crappy gTLDs.
MOST of mine are premium because I stayed away from the iffy ones; mine are lower-cost premiums, so they don’t carry a huge renewal price.
And Go Daddy has the capability to tag the premiums with a higher renewal disclaimer.
I hope they will rethink this since they never hesitate to sell premium domains themselves.
@Jen We are working on offering all SLDs but thought it best to launch with 98+% of the market rather than holding off the deployment until we had a solution for higher renewal names. We absolutely understand that a market is needed for the premium tiered names as well and are working towards that end.
Thanks for this info, Paul.
This is definitely good news.
Could somebody address the questions I asked on this recent post? It’s pretty basic stuff.
I’m just trying to figure out if it’s a problem with just my account, or if it is a system wide issue.
I let the Afternic Developers know about your questions when you posted them. They said they will look into it. You should not be getting hundreds of emails for opting in domains in bulk. It should go by whois email and batch the emails into one group per email address as long as the domains are submitted at the same time and they are at the same registrar with the same email address.
It is the messages inside of the afternic account I am referring to.
This is definitely another good news for new gTLDs, doubters will now have to believe.
There has been an update about new gTLD domain name auctions and listings on GoDaddy and Afternic. The company has made it easier for people to list.