GoDaddy acquired Uniregistry, but for Uniregistry customers who like the company’s user interface, platform, and tools, there will not be an visible changes to the user experience. Nobody has to transfer domain names to GoDaddy, nor do customers need to list domain names for sale on Afternic/GoDaddy or use GoDaddy’s platform. The only reported changes that are coming are contractual changes that Uniregistry emailed customers about a week ago.
GoDaddy’s Paul Nicks addressed this in a tweet last week:
what? No! All that’s happening is contracts are being switched. The customer experience is not changing a bit. We will be building a great, combined, product but that’ll take a while.
— Paul Nicks (@PaulENicks) April 6, 2020
In addition, the Uniregistry Twitter account also clarified this point today:
What does the GoDaddy acquisition of Uni mean for you? Anything living at https://t.co/Dzn2BsK6WY (the interface, bulk features, smart tools, and more) are all staying the same after April 8th.
Any further questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
— Uniregistry (@Uniregistry) April 8, 2020
I’ve read some comments from various people speculating about what would happen once the deal is finalized, but from the looks of it, Uniregistry and GoDaddy customers will not notice any changes on their respective platforms. If GoDaddy plans to make any updates or changes in the future, I hope they are clear about them.