GoDaddy and Afternic Integrate With BETA Advanced List View

It appears GoDaddy has cooked up and rolled out a BETA integration with Afternic based on a new BETA Advanced List View in its Domains Manager section.

I noticed the latest change today when logging in to check whether or not a domain had successfully been added to my account.

Spotted in the upper right hand corner of the Domains Manager section of my GoDaddy account, displayed is a new BETA icon with what resembles a settings or levers icon.

Of course, curiosity got the best of me, and I feel deep into the mesmerizing “purple icon” vortex. I just had to click. 😀

Clicking the newly established BETA view reveals the following display with your domains listed underneath:

To use this newly integrated domain listing service, you’ll need to click the Authenticate button, which takes you to the following screen to authenticate your Afternic account.

As you can see in the image, this new integration offers the following benefits:

  • Merge Premium listings with Afternic listings
  • Fast Domain Transfer Process
  • Mobile optimized For-Sale Page
  • Connected to 100+ Reseller sites

And if you’re questioning what happens when you authenticate, then you can click the What happens when you authenticate text link under the login form, which read a list of nine expectations:

Essentially, everything can be managed in one place now — a integrated GoDaddy and Afternic experience for domain listing creation and management, having changes to one account showing up automatically in the other account.

Another item to note is this new integrated experience only supports Buy It Now type inventory, for now.

In addition, a min price in Afternic will be set as of 65% of list price should you not set a floor price at GoDaddy. If you set a floor price and it is lower than the min price then min price will be set to equal to floor price.

NOTE: BE CAREFUL TO NOT ASSOCIATE AND LINK THE WRONG AFTERNIC AND GODADDY ACCOUNTS. If you do, then good luck getting it all untangled, rather you’ll need to contact [email protected] for further support.

Once successfully authenticated, you can now manage existing lists or go to the Domains Manager to select domains you with to Monetize.

Clicking the Domains Manager link redirects to the Domains Manager page with an updated display:

There remains an opportunity to visit domain listings by clicking the Manage Listings text link shown in the blue box (see above image).

And although simple in nature, I like the new Manage Listings interface at a glance as it displays the following in table format:

  • Domain Name
  • Estimated Value
  • Listing Price
  • Floor Price
  • For-Sale Lander
  • Status

It’s easy to understand, and I was able to figure out how to edit a listing without much time spent.

And from the looks of the image above, I better quickly edit Listing Price and Floor Price to be somewhat reflective of Godaddy’s Estimated value. 😀

Clicking the green Edit Listings button displays the following inline editing user experience:

Not only does it allow the setting of Listing Price and Floor Price, but also adding a For-Sale Lander for one or more domains using the Apply For-Sale select menu.

In closing, it’ll be interesting to see how GoDaddy expands upon their “BETA” to improve the user experience for managing and selling domains.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at time. That said, we wait for further expansion and improvement in GoDaddy’s next bite. 😉

That’s all for now!

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.