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 →

Sedo Raises its Fees

Domain powerhouse Sedo announced a fee increase on domain sales in a July 1 email.  Their new rates take effect August 1.  The new fee schedule brings their fees more in line with Afternic - their main U.S. competitor. Instead of a flat 10% fee for their services (with a higher fee for optional broader... Continue Reading →

Avoid Google Docs on Domains you may Drop

Ben Reyes is  22 year old British "entrepreneur, developer and hacker" who discovered how to access the complete email history of the previous owner of a domain.  With this information he also accessed the person's Amazon account and has access to all sorts of aspects of the former owner's identity.  It seems that Google gives... Continue Reading →

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