GoDaddy buys Afternic and SmartName from NameMedia

GoDaddy announced this week that it bought domain parking company SmartName and domain marketplace Afternic from NameMedia.  GoDaddy will apparently get business name generator NameFind as well.This leaves NameMedia with its BuyDomains unit.  It will be interesting to watch what happens as GoDaddy absorbs these businesses.  Will they charge for domain parking with SmartName? Their own... Continue Reading →

When is an Incentive Plan not an Incentive Plan?

Monte Cahn, a domain pioneer and founder of domain registrar Moniker, has sued over the terms of a a $13 million incentive plan that Oversee never paid.  Oversee apparently claims that Cahn failed to meet the terms of the incentive plan, while Cahn contents that Oversee shifted his responsibilities in such a way that... Continue Reading →

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