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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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It’s hard to believe a few years has passed since I wrote the tutorial about how to use Facebook’s Graph API 2.X to retrieve the count for a given URL’s likes, shares, and comments.

I was informed a few days ago that my seamless solution for displaying the total count for likes, shares, and comments is dead in the water and no longer works.

Well, I guess this means we’re all in the dark now since Facebook’s most recent API upgrade doesn’t allow for such desired functionality, right? 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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Today’s tutorial is likely to bring tears of joy to the eyes of us that have long struggled with capturing full screenshots of web pages.

Of course, whether Windows or Mac, capturing a screenshot of displayed content is easy. A simple press of the PrtScr button in Windows or if using a Mac, then simple press Shift+Command+3 keys.

And if these options are too complex, then there are a slew of browser add-ons and 3-party applications and software to capture simple and advance screenshots.

But did you know that Google Chrome actually offers an easy-to-use, built-in functionality in Developer Tools that allows for the following? Continue reading

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Amidst its recent auction bidding scandal, I discovered, effective immediately, GoDaddy has stop selling .EU domain names to customers with a UK registrant contact on their domain name.

Of course, this action relates to Brexit — United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union — and primarily customers with GoDaddy registrations presiding in the UK.

Per GoDaddy’s help page covering this story, domain registrants are offered two options: Continue reading

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