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NamesCon Keynote from GoDaddy’s Paul Nicks

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One of the most popular and helpful keynote speeches at NamesCon was the one given by Paul Nicks, GM of the Aftermarket at GoDaddy. In his speech, Paul discusses how GoDaddy prices, sells, and manages its NameFind portfolio.

I was unable to attend the speech due to the conflicting ICA panel held at the same time as the keynote, so I have been hoping video of the keynote would be shared online. Joe Styler just tweeted about the video, and I embedded the keynote below for your viewing pleasure.

If you have questions for Paul in response to his keynote, you are welcome to share them in the comment section. I have not yet had the chance to watch the video, but I plan to watch it as soon as I have some free time.

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Joe Styler Comments on GoDaddy 2 Factor Authentication Updates

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GoDaddy LogoI think having 2 factor authentication (2FA) enabled on domain registrar accounts is of utmost importance at those registrars that offer it. Some registrars use Google Authenticator, others utilize a separate security fob of some sort, and others use text message alerts.

GoDaddy just updated its 2 factor authentication system, and I think it is important for domain investors who use GoDaddy to know about what changed and how it changed. In a thread on NamePros, Joe Styler, the Aftermarket Product Manager at GoDaddy, mentioned that GoDaddy made some updates to its 2FA security. I reached out to Joe, and he shared some additional information and insight about the updates, what prompted them, and how these changes will impact customers.

Here's what Joe told me: (more…) → Read More


GoDaddy to Host Domain Buy Service Hangout

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For customers who want to buy a specific domain name but don't really know how to go about doing that, there are a number of services offered by companies like Domain Agents and registrars like GoDaddy and Network Solutions. I would imagine GoDaddy's Domain Buy Service has considerable volume due to the company's footprint, although I have only received a couple of inquiries and no closed deals that I can recall.

Yesterday afternoon, GoDaddy tweeted about an upcoming Google Hangout to discuss its Domain Buy Service:




As I generally do when I see something like this, I reached out to GoDaddy's Joe Styler to ask for some details about the Hangout. Here's what Joe told me: (more…) → Read More


GoDaddy Hosting Domain Hangout for Businesses

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GoDaddy will be hosting another interesting Google Hangout on Friday afternoon at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific). The focus of this Hangout is how businesses can effectively use domain names:




I reached out to GoDaddy's Joe Styler, and here's what he told me about this Hangout: (more…) → Read More


GoDaddy’s Joe Styler Issues Phishing Warning

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I am sure it is exciting for some sellers to learn that their domain names were sold on one of the popular domain name sales marketplaces. According to GoDaddy's Joe Styler, there is a phishing email making the rounds that tries to confuse the recipient into thinking their domain name was sold via GoDaddy.

Joe shared the following warning this morning  on NamePros: (more…) → Read More