A Re-write and More Features for GoDaddy’s Domain Investor App

It’s been almost 5 months since I wrote about GoDaddy adding sorting and filtering to its Domain Investor App.

Earlier this week, Paul Nicks, VP and General Manager for GoDaddy’s Aftermarket, took to Twitter to announce that GoDaddy released a complete re-write of its Domain Investor App.

Unfortunately, Android uses will have to wait a little while longer to take advantage of the new app interface and experience.

Overall, I’m pleased to discover GoDaddy using a tiled approach for the Dashboard view of the app. This will not only help streamline the experience for domain auctions, but likely lend itself for adding additional functionality (more on that in a minute).

While sorting and filtering capability was released earlier this year, GoDaddy managed to slip in the following:

  • Two-factor authentication fix
  • What’s New in this Version section
  • Touch ID functionality
  • Notifications for Offer Accepted and Seller Countered
  • Notifications finally work (WOOHOO!)
  • Estimated Value (using GoDaddy’s Domain Appraisal tool)
  • Additional Domain Details (Registration age, Page views for past month, Estimated monthly revenue, Categories, and Auction listing views)

While the look and feel, and overall user experience has changed, I can’t wait to see where GoDaddy takes the app in its next release(s). I’m hoping for the following features getting added:

  • Ability to search for and purchase hand-reg domains
  • Ability to search for and add expired domains to watch list
  • Ability to view and purchase closeout auctions
  • Ability to purchase auctions won
  • Ability to view and manage domain portfolio
  • Domain portfolio reporting (i.e., TLD breakdown, PPC revenue, Average value of domain in portfolio, etc.)

There are a few other ideas I long for and thoughts that I recently expressed to Paul Nicks while attending a domain investing meetup in Asheville, NC. For now, I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed. 😀

In closing, to learn more or to see it in action, watch my quick video review of the GoDaddy Domain Investor application.

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NOTE: Oh yeah, in the video, I state that the Estimated Value section is not working. This is an inaccurate statement as I forgot at the time of the recording I had my phone in airplane mode — to eliminate the inadvertent text notification while recording video — and didn’t have internet access.

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Written by Alvin Brown
He's an experienced and passionate serial entrepreneur, founder and publisher of Kickstart Commerce. Alvin possesses a great love for startups dominating their market using profitable digital strategies for greater commerce.