How to add more value to Whois lookup statistics

GoDaddy should change how it calculates Whois lookups. Now that GoDaddy has retired its old domain manager, some Website Hosting Review readers have asked how to download Whois counts for their domains. It turns out that this feature is temporarily unavailable in the new domain manager but should return shortly. This got me thinking: it would be great if GoDaddy improved its Whois counts during this upgrade process. If you aren’t familiar with Whois counts,…

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GoDaddy reports earnings, domain revenue up nearly 10% from last year

Domain revenue continues upward charge at GoDaddy. The big news out of GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) on its Q2 earnings release wasn’t the numbers. It was Scott Wagner stepping down as CEO. He is leaving for health reasons and will be replaced by Aman Bhutani, previously President of Brand Expedia Group. On the numbers side of things, revenue in Q2 2019 was $737.2 million, up 13.1% year-over-year. Total bookings hit $846.1 million, up 12.2%. The customer…

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Tips for the new GoDaddy Domain Manager

Sorry, the old domain manager is gone. Here are some tips for using the new domain manager. GoDaddy customers have had access to the company’s “new” domain manager for quite some time now. But this past week the company removed access to its old account manager, forcing customers to use the latest dashboard. So customers that still relied on the old view are now stuck using the new one. Like anything, change is hard. Here…

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Tucows offers “Whois Publicity” for domain names

Customers can now publish their information in Whois. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) has started allowing customers on its Enom and OpenSRS platforms to display their information publicly in Whois—as long as their reseller enables it. Called “Whois Publicity“, the new option allows registrants to include their registrant information in Whois. Whois will still not show Admin, Tech and Billing contacts even with the Whois Publicity option turned on. The company masked Whois information for all “thin…

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Tutorial: How to update DNS Records using GoDaddy API

Alvin Brown provides a tutorial on how to use GoDaddy’s API to retrieve and update DNS records for a given domain with specified Type and Name. Lately I’ve been experimenting with listing domain names for sale from my GoDaddy account using Sedo, one of the domain industry’s largest marketplaces for buying and selling domains. While adding my domains to their system for listing is quite trivial, I quickly encountered how cumbersome Sedo’s ownership verification process…

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Web.com buys Dreamscape for USD $73 million

Registrar buys registrar with big presence in Australia. Web.com bought the company that owns CrazyDomains Web.com is bolstering its business Down Under. The domain registrar and hosting company is buying Dreamscape Networks Limited (ASX: DN8) for AUS $105.2 million, or about USD $73 million. The company employs 600 people. Dreamscape is known for its flagship registrar CrazyDomains, which focuses on the Australian market. It also owns Singapore’s Vodien, which it bought for USD $23 million…

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Namecheap files reconsideration request over removing .Org, .Info price caps

Company asks ICANN to reconsider its decision to remove price caps on some legacy top level domains. One of the largest ICANN-accredited domain name registrars has filed a Reconsideration Request (pdf) with ICANN over its decision to remove price caps in its renewed contracts for .org and .info domain names. Namecheap filed the request as a party that will be adversely affected by uncontrolled price increases. It also says it’s filing on behalf of domain…

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A quick fix to GoDaddy invalid request errors

Getting invalid request errors? Trying going incognito. I’ve recently run into a few errors at GoDaddy that required a call to my account rep, and I’ve learned a quick tip that can help resolve the errors. When clicking through links to confirm contact updates while receiving domain names from another investor, I kept getting errors that read “Given request is invalid. If you feel this is incorrect please try again.” I tried a couple of…

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Tucows signs deal with Verizon, lowers 2019 guidance

Company takes big step to clean up wireless carrier problems. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) has signed a new mobile service deal with Verizon, marking a big shift in its Ting mobile service. The company offers mobile service, high-speed internet and domain names. It is the world’s second largest domain name registrar, including its OpenSRS and Enom reseller platforms. Its mobile service is a reseller of large carriers in a relationship known as mobile virtual network operator…

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Uniregistry: Soon Come

Domain name registrar files trademark for “Soon Come”. What is coming soon? Uniregistrar Corp, aka Uniregistry, aka Uni has filed an intent-to-use trademark that has me scratching my head. The company filed a trademark application for “Soon Come” last week. It lists four services: Marketing and purchase consulting services in the field of domain names Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable computer software for creating web sites Electronic transmission of e-mail Domain name registration services…

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