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I am Todd Han, Founder of Dynadot, Ask Me Anything

Located in Ask Me Anything (AMA), started by Dynadot, May 21, 2020 at 5:36 PM

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  1. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    great move, Todd.
     
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    Do you plan to increase drop catch capabilities by making more shell companies and optimizing script?
     
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  5. Surya Giri Kurniawan

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    Hi Tood. I had using Dynadot as my registrar for years. Until now most of my domains are registered in Dynadot.

    I had one suggestion about Forum Name for transfering domains to other Dynadot account. It must be also seen in seller dashboard, not only in Community Auction Field. I had sold domains many times in Ebay, and always got problem for asking buyers the Forum Name. Many buyers sent me their Login names. I had to explain where Forum Name is located with screen shoot. Many ended with making account pull or with a new yahoo mail I made and I hand in the new account.

    Honestly for me Dynadot and Godaddy are the best registrars. But buyers in Ebay usually think twice if the domain in Dynadot, it seems because it is not easy to find the Forum Name to transfer I guest. And because Dynadot doesn't sell good Website, Hosting and Email to easily integrated with domains. In Ebay writing Registered in Godaddy makes the domains easily sold.

    By the way these are only my feedback. Thank you Todd. Wish a success for you.
     
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  6. Samer

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    You dont have to answer this;

    What is your best domain?

    Samer
     
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  7. NameDeck

    NameDeck SaveDotOrg.org - Mission accomplished VIP

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    No questions but just wanted to show my respects as a developer, your interface is unmatched!

    Great backstory. I think your company is partly(?) employee owned. Great to see a successful company embracing those that do all the hard work.

    People usually follow the money, those that follow quality will surely end up at Dynadot.
     
  8. NameDeck

    NameDeck SaveDotOrg.org - Mission accomplished VIP

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    Come to think of it, I do have one question for you.

    What other registrar do you look up to and why?
     
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    Hi @Dynadot ,
    I want to know which city Dynadot's team in China is in and what business is responsible for?
     
  10. Jv1999

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    Hi Todd! I like dynadot too!
    Nice to finally put a name to the registrar!

    I think your costumer support is excellent

    Next year, I hope to get into your auctions... still learning them.

    I'm curious though - I thought all registrars started out as domainers. Was this the case for you? It sounds a lot more like you were more of a dev.

    Were you ever buying and selling pure domains for profit before you applied for a registrar?
     
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    "I AM TODD HAN, FOUNDER OF DYNADOT. ASK ME ANYTHING."

    This would make a nice bumper sticker, line for a Mortal Kombat remix, or personal introduction when visiting 17th-century Wampanoag tribesmen by time machine.

    Hi Todd and thanks for your fantastic creation 🙂 A little attention to UI goes a long way and I'm grateful that Dynadot gets this.

    Are there any plans to partner with major credit cards to provide discounts/rewards for all domain purchases and renewals?

    If I could earn/save through a credit card rewards program, it would be easier to stay with Dynadot.
     
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    - how old are you?

    - about how much to become an icann registrar that time?
     
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    What i can Guess: @Dynadot

    Reverse the name "TODD" to "DDOT" and then elaborate it, which then becomes - "D for Dyna" + DOT"
    😄
     
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    Please "merge" private seller auctions and expiring domains, so that we (private sellers) can get bid from buyers as good as expiring domains. Buyers do not like buying from other sellers. Unless buyers check whois and check the expiration date, they are should be equal chances.
     
  15. HotKey

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    Hello Todd,

    Congratulations on your registrar's continued success, and sharing it's "garage-style" (bedroom) beginnings. From the Dynadot ui, it is evident you are as passionate about the user experience as you are about domain names.

    If you may divulge, my question is;

    What are the required total fees an ICANN-accredited registrar has to pay out yearly?

    Thanks!
     
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    From https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/registrar-fees-2018-08-10-en

    "The annual accreditation fee for all registrars is US$4,000 per year. The registrar may pay the annual fee in one lump payment or if elected, in quarterly installments of US$1,000.00 each."
     
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    My bet is for a simple join of Dynamic + Dot = DynaDot.
     
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    What is your go to business tools?


    What are you plans for Domain Reseller program?
     
  19. Omer Doron

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    Hi Todd,

    What's your biggest advantage over the other registrars, in your opinion?
     
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    Happy to say hello to an successful entrepreneur. My question is, GoDaddy and Bluehost have thier (.in) versions of their international website, and offices in India too. they accepts payments through local internet banking/banks with Indian rupees however, Dynadot needs an international credit card, and a hefty conversion fee / service charges are levied by the credit card company for payments in USD. India being an upcoming market, any plans to step in? locally, with an brick and mortar office?. presently, I only have around 12 domains on Dynadot, this will help me buy more.

    I quote here an example of HP printer advertisement for diwali festival on TV during 2018 that was made in an Indianized way, which made HP Printer very popular here ever since, you may plan an entry something like that too. watch here (not affiliated). Thanks.
     
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    Everyone jokes about Godaddy acquiring you, since you do everything right, Mr. Han.

    What about the other way around?

    We obviously know Dynadot isn't for sale;
    Any plans to acquire other registrars?

    Samer
     
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    Mr. Han, some registrars offer a cheap .com domain, but only one or more per customer. For example, GoDaddy $1.17, Fasthosts £1.99, 123 Reg £2.99, Porkbun $4.15, etc. (a more complete list is in my signature). Why doesn't Dynadot have such an offer? Are you planning something like this in the future?
     
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    It's somewhat clear that Dynadot is your first love and you are emotional attached.
    Did you ever bump into the downside of this aspect?
     
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    Hi Mr.Todd,
    Thanks for sharing the story behind Dynadot, truly inspiring.
    I've used Dynadot for a while and it's great.
    Thanks for the AMA!
    I would love to know, how old were you when you started coding ? And have you thought of other projects besides Dynadot as a dev?
     
  25. NameDeck

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    Out of curiosity, what's a superbulk user? Does it come with any perks?
     

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