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Will Uniregistry Shutdown?

Labeled as discuss in Domain Parking and Traffic Monetization, started by tcpipnet, Apr 1, 2020

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  1. tcpipnet

    tcpipnet Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Since Uniregistry is handing over to Godaddy next week, do you guys think Uniregistry will continue to operate the platform or just complete shutdown?

    BTW, at my point of view, Frank Schilling is a true genius in domain industry, still too young to retire. What will he be doing?
     
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  2. emile123

    emile123 Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    If Uniregistry stops and moves to Godaddy, then I will move all my domains away to another registrar.
    Uni is one of the better and user-friendly websites. GoDaddy is the opposite.
     
  3. tcpipnet

    tcpipnet Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Uniregistry, Corp. and its subsidiaries (Uniregistry) are preparing for the sale of their registrar, domain name brokerage, and parking businesses and related operations and assets to GoDaddy Operating Company, LLC and/or one or more of its affiliates (GoDaddy).
     
  4. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Godaddy bought afternic while ago and kept the two separate.

    i expect the same with Uni
     
  5. albatrosl

    albatrosl New Member

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    What about Namesilo if they join everything?
     
  6. wwwweb

    wwwweb Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am sure they will keep uniregistry for their larger portfolio holders, you don't buy a platform like that to shut it down. The engineering built into the coding is excellent, the app function is great as well, the market is efficient also. If anything it will be a model for probably a godaddy domains manger revamp.

    I think the email had more to do with legal tos stuff, as the hand off draws close, and the deal closes, standard stuff.
     
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  7. kemjika11

    kemjika11 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Well that didnt happen with my GD auctions account- GD inherited Afternic's ban on me and since then i cant see GD's auctions/aftermarket b4 the afternic merger.

    Actually, my gut told me to move the few names i own at Uniregistry a few days ago, and before i knew it, Uni sent that email 2 days ago or so about the final handover to GD. I've actually started transferring my GD names out of GD...its a must. its time to let the dollar and my freedom of choice to speak on my behalf. so many good registrars to do biz with.
     
  8. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Perfect opportunity to @Joe Styler

    I wanted clarity on these Uniregistry conjecture;
    maybe fix this afternic ban on you, while we're at it;
    You're 10+ year member should be treated better.

    Samer
     
  9. RJ

    RJ Version 2004 PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Uniregistry has one of the best user interfaces in the industry for management of domain name portfolios, and also their integrated aftermarket sales and negotiation platform is the best in the business. I hope it stays. GoDaddy's UI is not nearly as intuitive to use.
     
  10. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    "GD's UX not nearly as intuitive to use."? You're too kind.

    It's garbage. Dont know how u use it. Uni massive upgrade.
     
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  11. Joe Styler

    Joe Styler Aftermarket Product Manager GoDaddy Staff Afternic Staff PRO VIP

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    We purchased Uni to be able to help larger customers and their dashboard and site, domain manager etc is not going away any time in the near future. We are very thoughtfully working towards making the experience best in class for large portfolio holders. This was a piece of that. We hope you will be delighted with the things to come and that they will make your lives easier and help your business improve.
     
  12. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    “..prob not going away any time in near future“

    very diplomatic; doesnt instill confidence, Joe.

    realize the situation is fluid; but wish more firm.
    Personally, i hope Uni UX, replaces GD UX,
    if you dont keep the two brands separate,
    which do very well; afternic brilliant case study.

    Samer
     
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  13. RJ

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    So Uniregistry for big customers and domainers, GoDaddy for general public and business customers?
     
  14. Vivienne Mcgregor

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    gd bought uni for its user-expererience. No way uni will be shutdown. which idiot told they will shut down?
     
  15. tcpipnet

    tcpipnet Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I stopped using GD long long time ago. I gonna miss UNI.
    My favourite now is EPIK. I suggest EPIK take this opportunity to develop its own parking platform. It's using VooDoo now, not bad, but could be better with its solo full version.
     
  16. tonyk2000

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    Does GD understand that Uni platform is buggy and has a number of never resolved issues, up to database(s) inconsistency?
     
  17. wwwweb

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    Yes, Uni hasn't been able to handle transfer ins since yesterday, support hasn't been able to get it up, hopefully Godaddy can get that fixed.
     
  18. tonyk2000

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    Unreal... Not only this. Thank Goodness, I have already stopped using uni. Even now - I have some domains added to portfolios (no parking, no forsale settings) - and there are some ghost domains / portfolios inside. I can do nothing. A couple of domains cannot be moved from one folder to another. If I enter a folder - it shows 0 domains inside, but on 1 level up it shows that there are 2 domains in this folder. Or, did anybody try to register nameserver like ns1. yourdomain .com and later delete it? It would never be deleted. And a lot of similar issues. Once I had an account manager @ Uni - and he promised to deliver the full list of bugs I detected to the head of tech dept. At least it is what I heard. Afaik both my acct manager and the head of tech. are no more with Uni, and the bugs were never fixed.

    Long story short - GD purchased a headache...
     
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  19. Joe Styler

    Joe Styler Aftermarket Product Manager GoDaddy Staff Afternic Staff PRO VIP

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    I think we have a good handle on the issues but feel free to put anything you know of here. We have been meeting about it and want to make sure that the new experience is ultimately an improvement over both platforms.
     
  20. MA000

    MA000 Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Godaddy + Uni = Vision To Control The Premium Domain Market.
    I think Godaddy will Buy More Platforms in the Near Future. :)
     
  21. decades80

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    I kind of liked, that Godaddy managed to wire Uni parking payments on the 30th, I hope they remain without delays of net 30 parking payments in the future.
     
  22. tcpipnet

    tcpipnet Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Net 30 is already the slowest. Don't spoil them to be even slower.
    There are net7, net15 in the industry. Uni/GD should catch up instead.
     
  23. decades80

    decades80 Top Contributor VIP

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    You are right, maybe they should move to net15 slowly, at least for the parkers who have been doing this years long.
     
  24. googli

    googli Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    How much did you pay?
    Was it in cash or Godaddy shares or a mix of both?

    @Joe Styler
     
  25. tcpipnet

    tcpipnet Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I am afraid that would be confidential
     

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