Go Daddy Adds New Bidder Verification Process For GoDaddy Auctions

godaddyGo Daddy added a new bidder verification process for Go Daddy auctions using Paypal. After many complaints from many users, including my own, Go Daddy implemented this new system. But is it enough?

Go Daddy introduced the verification process to protect both buyers and sellers:

Now, the domain aftermarket experience promises to be even better. That’s because we just introduced a new bidder verification process to further protect both buyers and sellers against fraudulent activity. Designed to limit the way unverified bidders can place bids, this revamped process helps to ensure a fair and open marketplace through a two-tier bidder verification practice.

There are two types of auction inventory that will now require verification:

  1. Value Priced - These are domain names that have been reacquired by GoDaddy that are now up for auction.
  2. Expiry Auctions - These are domain names that have expired and are not renewed by the original owner that are now up for auction.

But what happens with domain auction of up to $1,500? Continue reading

Using NameSilo 2-Factor Authentication With Authy App

namesiloI have been using the NameSilo registrar for about 4 months now and so far my experience is pretty positive.

I didn't know NameSilo until someone told me about it in this post I wrote looking for a new registrar.

.Com domain transfers are priced at Continue reading

Dynadot Starts Offering Real Domain Name Whois Privacy

gtldsDynadot is one of my favorite registrars and the only problem I was having is that it didn't offer real domain name whois privacy. They would hide the email address, phone number and address but they would leave the name of the registrant showing.

Dynadot had a lot of requests over the years asking for whois privacy to Continue reading

Go Daddy: Acquiring Expired Domains (video)

godaddyGo Daddy had a Google Hangout that explained how to to buy expired domain names: "Ever wonder what happens to expired domains? Unlike expired milk, expired domains don’t turn sour and get kicked to the curb. Join Brian, Joe and Wes as they talk about domain auctions, closeouts, backorders and the important time frames you need to know to snag an expired domain."

Here is the video: Continue reading

Uniregistry Now Accepts Paypal As A Payment Option

uniregistryCayman Islands based registrar Uniregistry announced that it now accepts Paypal as a payment option. Uniregistry is a registrar owned by domain name investor Frank Schilling.

Not being able to pay by Paypal was a deal breaker for me and now that it is resolved, I am ready to try out Uniregistry. So now you can pay by Paypal besides using a wire transfer or a credit card.

There are 3 easy steps to connect PayPal to your Uniregistry purchases: Continue reading

ICANN Terminates Accreditation Of Panama Registrar With Zero (0) Domains!

icannICANN sent a notice of termination of registrar accreditation agreement for the registrar Vigson, Inc. from Panama on the 18th of November 2014.

As of 18 November 2014, Vigson, Inc.’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet  Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”)  dated 3 October 2012 (“RAA”) is terminated pursuant to Section 5. 3.4 of the RAA. The termination shall become effective Continue reading

Moniker Announces John McLaughlin as New Chief Operating Officer

monikerMoniker announced today that Mr. John McLaughlin will assume responsibility as the new Chief Operating Officer.

Mr McLaughlin's first statement might infuriate a lot of Moniker's clients: "The new management platform represents an industry leading solution that we plan on developing further to deliver security and value added services."

Is this what the Moniker's owners Continue reading

Moniker Adds New Security Features But It Is Too Little, Too Late

monikerMoniker announced some new security features to help customers protect their domains from theft that was common practice there over the past couple of months. I say: "Too Little, Too Late". Problems started with the control panel/system change and the registrar was killed off by the countless stolen domains.

Moniker added a much sought after two-step authentication and Continue reading

GoDaddy Opens European Customer Care Centre

godaddyGoDaddy announced it has opened a new customer care centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The new centre will provide localised customer care to the company’s EMEA customer base.

“At GoDaddy, we truly believe we can delight our growing customer base and that the ideal formula revolves around impeccable service”

The European customer care center has been operating for a few months now. I don't know why the announcement was made so late. I know because Continue reading

Beware Of Network Solutions Domain Expiration Dates

network_solutionsI was transferring some domains out of Network Solutions, like I always do, when I noticed that a domain I didn't intent to transfer out, as it was expiring in 2 years, was instead expiring in a few days in my NS control panel.

All domains I have with Network Solutions are domains won in auctions at Namejet. I have not registered on renewed a domain in Network Solutions and I don't intent to. Network Solutions is a company that Continue reading