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It’s the $64,000 — perhaps million dollar — question most domain investors ask or ponder from time to time when purchasing and renewing domains.

If you’re a domain investor, and this question hasn’t crossed your mind, then you’re likely wasting money, time, and effort calling yourself domain investing.

With almost a decade of domain investing under my belt now, I’ve learned the importance of answering this question and operating my domain investing business to strict adherence of strategic timeline for each and every investment. Continue reading

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Naming a product, service, company, or project can be very time consuming, to say the least. In fact, sometimes selecting a name can be more challenging that actually executing the idea.

Nothing kills the mood like checking the domain availability only to find out that someone else had your same thought and beat you to it first. Now what? Continue reading

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It’s been a while since I graced you all with a tutorial using GoDaddy’s Aftermarket API.

In fact, I haven’t written a tutorial since the one about retrieving a list of GoDaddy domains you own.

Although today’s tutorial is not about retrieving a list of domains, you’ll likely use the previous tutorial in conjunction to today’s tutorial covering how to renew a domain for a given time period. Continue reading

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UPDATE 05/08/2019: It appears that GoDaddy’s auto-renewal service is back to normal, automatically renewing products that have payment info associated and auto-renewal enabled. However, I do recommend checking at least one per week as a safe guard.

 

About 5 years ago, I discovered a number of domains not renewing in my GoDaddy account that were set to auto renew. Long story short, the auto renew issue was narrowed down to “Pending Whois Verification”.

Now imagine how surprised I was today to log into my GoDaddy accounts for different business ventures, and discover all accounts had products set to auto renew that were 4-5 days past due.

In one of my accounts, I discovered the Discount Domain Club product that should have auto renewed hadn’t as well as one domain. What I don’t know is how long this glitch has been happening? Continue reading

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At the beginning of the month, I shared an article, “How about domain auction bidder ids or usernames“, in response to GoDaddy’s self-reported article about a GoDaddy customer’s “serious allegations” about the collusion of multiple GoDaddy employees participating domain auctions.

Long story short, GoDaddy fired the employee for violating GoDaddy’s Code of Conduct for creating an account with fictitious data to place initial proxy bids only.

While many domain investors appreciated GoDaddy’s swift response in firing the employee, many beat the drum loudly questioning when GoDaddy would add bidder ids or usernames to its auction platform. Continue reading



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