In the coming months, we will begin to see more domain name sales data shared publicly by two of the largest domain name sales platforms. This morning, GoDaddy and DAN separately announced that more domain name sales transacted on their platforms will be publicly shared and reported.
In your privacy settings, you can now select if you wish to publish your sales or not.
We highly advise you to enable the feature. It will be beneficial for you but also the industry. pic.twitter.com/Wyl3HnZiU3
— DAN.COM (@Undeveloped) June 17, 2020
In the Privacy section of the DAN control panel settings, sellers will see the following message:
“Would you like to publish your sales or keep them private?
By enabling this option we will not publish or share your sales on our marketplace (our public pages like our homepage and blockchain explorer) or to any third parties.”
GoDaddy also announced that the company will be sharing the top 20 monthly sales transacted via its platform. I was told by a GoDaddy representative that GoDaddy “will share a curated monthly list of our public top sales including domain name and the corresponding price of the transaction. This will begin in October with our June sales. Clearly, no personally identifiable information (PII) will ever be shared.”
People who do not want their sales shared publicly can request privacy by either contacting their account manager or sending an email to email@example.com.
As an investor, I always enjoy reading about other people’s domain name sales. Investors and platforms have different reasons for sharing their sales data or keeping them private, and it is important for users to understand that their sales information may be shared if they do not request privacy.