DNW Podcast discussing GoDaddy's Aftermarket

Discussion in 'Domain Industry News' started by Paul Nicks, Nov 13, 2017 at 3:32 PM.

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  1. Paul Nicks

    Paul Nicks Active Member GoDaddy Staff PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hey folks, new DNW podcast is up where Andrew and I discuss what GoDaddy has been up to on the domain acquisition front, how we operate our portfolio, what our plans are for automated valuations, and a few other tidbits on our product direction.

    https://domainnamewire.com/2017/11/13/paul-nicks-godaddy-dnw-podcast-160/

    Tag me in here if you have any questions.

    -Paul
     
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  2. Adam27

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  3. Paul Nicks

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    It all comes down to firepower. GoDaddy has never been in the game of accrediting thousands of registrars just so we can slam VeriSign at the drop. We have around 8 connections to the registry that are competing for the drop, so the numbers are not in our favor.

    I'd prefer every domain go through an open expiry auction so everyone who wants to acquire the domain has an equal ability to do so.
     
  4. Soofi

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    Paul, this is a good question. When Godaddy is the real Super Hero of Domain Name & Aftermarket industry, why lag behind in backorders? About time to add some firepower in that segment to add more business to Godaddy Auctions.
     
  5. Paul Nicks

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    Funny that we both used the term firepower within a minute of each other. This is a philosophy thing, I believe all expiring domains should go through an open auction with a low starting bid in order to allow the greatest number of people possible to have a shot at the domain. Drop catching is a complicated and costly endeavor, one I don't think we should invest in.
     
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    You could at least write an API for the drop. Much, much smaller concerns than GD have done it successfully.
     
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    Paul can you give me Jin Wangs email please by PM? No one seems to have it-thank you
     
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    Thanks Paul. Responding to my question means alot. Were you at ICANN60, Abu Dhabi?
     
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    It's a little thing, but annoying. GoDaddy Auctions. I usually have names at Make Offer. If I want to change it to a 7 day auction, I can't do it via the edit button. I have to delete the name first, then resubmit. I can change it to Make Offer/Buy Now or just Buy Now via the edit button, but not 7 day auction.
     
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    Nah, I prefer NamesCons.
     
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    Hmm, I believe this is because the 7 day auction listing type requires more information, like reserve amount, starting bid etc that we wouldn't have access to from just a Make Offer listing. I'll check in with the product team to see if we can make this process easier.
     
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    GD backorders don't even work on domains in Redemption.

     
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    They aren't supposed to work on domains in redemption. When a domain hits redemption grace period the only person who can recover it is the original registrant.
     
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    DomainSherpa episode with @Paul Nicks

    https://www.domainsherpa.com/paul-nicks-godaddy-interview/


     
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    Michael's wording was wrong, that isn't the redemption period, that's the auto-renew grace period. If you backorder a domain prior to day 42 and it isn't purchased at auction or during the closeout dutch auction, then the backorder should capture the domain prior to it being returned to the registry on day 42. Are you saying that is not the case?
     

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