Go Daddy Aftermarket: “There’s A Name For People Like You” (video)

godaddyGo Daddy Aftermarket had another Google hangout called "There's A Name For People Like You". The hangout was described by Go Daddy: "Whether you're buying a domain name or selling, learn what you need to know from our domain aftermarket leaders.".

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New Go Daddy Ad Starring Jon Lovitz (video)

godaddyGo Daddy published a new ad video featuring Jon Lovitz. This is the second ad from Go Daddy starring Jon Lovitz. Click here to see the first one.

"Ever met a "Doubter?" You know, someone who says you aren’t cut out to live your dream of starting a business? See what happens to this bothersome doubter, played by Jon Lovitz, when you get your domain, email and website from http://www.godaddy.com/"

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GoDaddy Pro Goes Into ‘Beta’

godaddyThe new GoDaddy Pro beta is now open and you can join.

GoDaddy Pro is a brand new program that was developed specifically to serve web professionals and their needs. It’s a one-stop shop for the web pros, to manage their clients and their clients’ products. Program members also receive a host of different benefits. Continue reading

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.

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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."

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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

Buying Domains in GoDaddy’s Aftermarket (video)

godaddyGo Daddy Aftermarket had it's first Google hangout called "Buying Valuable Domains in GoDaddy’s Aftermarket". The hangout was aimed "For anyone whose first domain choice was already registered, let’s look at the different ways in which you can acquire that perfect domain.".

One thing I have to mention before you watch the video below is that Go Daddy promotes its domain buy service that costs $69.99 plus a commission that is pretty much useless. Continue reading

What Domains Does Go Daddy Promote? (.Co No1, .Org & .Com Follow, .Biz & .US Absent)

godaddyGo Daddy has been using different homepages for different countries and different languages for quite some time now. So I thought about going to all homepages and checking what domain name extensions Go Daddy is promoting. Go Daddy is the biggest registrar in the world so what is on its homepage could make or break an extension.

There are 42 different regions that someone can choose from at Go Daddy. Continue reading

GoDaddy Releases 2 New TV Commercials (videos)

godaddyGoDaddy launched a new 2014 advertising campaign with 2 new television commercials, online and print advertising and social media engagements. The rollout is part of GoDaddy’s overall mission to target small business owners. The new fall campaign follows the company’s strategic marketing shift, moving away from simple brand awareness to targeting small business owners about how GoDaddy’s products and services can make them more successful.

"Over the last year, under new leadership, GoDaddy has updated its products, including its Website Builder, online productivity tools and domain name offerings, in ways specifically designed to make the business of doing business easier, especially for small business owners who require ease-of-use and streamlined services."

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GoDaddy Acquires Email Marketing Company Mad Mimi

GoDaddy announced today that it has acquired Mad Mimi, which helps small businesses connect with customers through simple, beautiful and effective email marketing.

Mad Mimi’s easy-to-use applications, empathetic and knowledgeable customer care, and robust technology platform made the company a perfect fit for GoDaddy and its expanded offerings to small businesses. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

With the combination of GoDaddy and Mad Mimi, GoDaddy customers can easily collect customer information and add fresh content on their website, improving customer engagement and search engine optimization.

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