Domain Name Q&A – January 21st 2014 (broccoli belly rub, dynadot, .net, stockphoto.com and Go Daddy)

I am using the search terms that visitors of my blog are using at Google and other search engines to find my website. Some of the search terms are in the form of a question and some are not. I attempt to answer 5 of these questions every day. Answers are usually kept sort. Anyone can ask a domain related question using the “contact us” form.

I also get a lot of inquiries for my domain names. Anyone interested can leave a comment at the landing page. People may leave a strange or funny comment and that is featured in “Inquiry of the day”.

Inquiry of the day:
Viper.org
Comments: to be friend
(Well maybe not…)

Question 1:
broccoli belly rub
Answer 1:
What can I say… I love a good broccoli belly rub! You don’t know what it is? Check this out. BTW the domain BroccoliBellyRub.com expired on December 12th. Let the bidding war begin!

Question 2:
dynadot review
Answer 2:
Dynadot is one of my favorite registrars. It took me a while to find it and leave my old registrar. I am picky as hell. I tested it and I can centainly say that it fits all the registrar’s requirements I have. Dynadot reveales new Control Panel and new look to mark it’s 10th anniversary – Review

Question 3:
verisign .net price increase
Answer 3:
The .net price increased to $5.62 on July 1, 2013 and will increase again in 10 days. From $5.62 price will go up to $6.18 on February 1st, 2014. Since the registry .com price stays at $7.85 you can expect Verisign to increase the .net domain name price every six months. All fees don’t include the ICANN fee and are wholesale prices to the registrars.

Question 4:
stockphoto.com sold on flippa news
Answer 4:
StockPhoto.com sold for $250,000 on Flippa in December 2012. StockPhoto.com is now a developed and successful website. Latest related news is that StockPhotos.com domain name didn’t sell despite getting a $131,123 bid at Flippa.

Question 5:
go daddy auctions complaints
godaddy domain auction length
Answer 5:
There are several complaints about Go Daddy Auctions. One of them is that expired domain names in auction can be renewed by its owner well after the auction has ended and the winning bidder has paid for the domain name. I don’t understand why they do this and I guess Go Daddy can’t explain it either: “Your Auction Has Ended”: Will GoDaddy give me back my time and money?
The expired domain name Go Daddy auction length is 10 days. Then for some stupid reason all domain name listed at Go Daddy for sale by their owners, through Sedo (soon to stop) or Athernic (that Go Daddy bought), appear as if they are in an 80 day auction. Once the 80 days pass then the 80-day auction is restarted. The perpetual 80 day auction confuses buyers that either get tired of a 80 day auction and give up or wait until the last minute and make a bid that is then refused by the owner: Go Daddy is destroying domain sales – The perpetual 80 day auction

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He loves domains and building websites. He is online since 1995, learned about html in 1996 and got into domains in 2002. He started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

9 comments

  1. How are you seeing the search terms? Google has redacted them in most cases.

  2. Dyna is great. Gargoogle sucks.
    http://donttrack.us/

  3. DuckDuckgo.com is the main site. They don’t track or save searches. The .us site just tries to explain how the monster gargoogle is in control of your searches, results… everything and how it may affect you when you apply for health insurance, etc, etc.
    Ooops, you’ve been searching for “breast cancer” on gargoogle and guess what you have been refused health insurance because they can basically pin point you with your ip when searching and then they can sell that search information to the highest bidder. nasty, nasty beast that gargoogle thing. Time to cut it’s head off. imo

  4. No, even .com etc. if you pay for the privacy at dyna it still displays your name in a whois. They may have changed that but as far as I know the privacy option at dyna isn’t too private. Otherwise they are one of the BEST.

  5. And if you really want to stay private online apparently this is the way to go.
    https://www.torproject.org/
    I think this is what snowden, assange and anyone else uses if they want big brother to SUCK DIRT. 😉
    https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en

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