Potential issue with Dan sales of Uni/GoDaddy domains

I've been using Dan.com with great success in the past two years and its acquisition by GoDaddy was disappointing. The Dutch start-up was about to roll out its own domain registrar, as a white label of Metaregistrar BV. A domain registrar/marketplace combo had tremendous potential; it also posed extreme danger to GoDaddy: Dan.com was already stealing Afternic's lunch involving domain sales. On top of that, the acquisition of Uniregistry by GoDaddy led to the eventual shutting down of both the Uni Market and Uni, the domain name registrar. A forced transition to GoDaddy completed without any issues, except for some pricing inconsistency which was taken care of once I was assigned an account manager. That being said, there's a potential issue with sales of former Uni-registered … [Continue reading]

Uniregistry to GoDaddy transition: Few glitches, how do services compare?

Today I woke up to an email from Uniregistry, informing me that my portfolio of domain names was successfully migrated to GoDaddy. To complete the transition and take control of it, I had to take control of a new account number and set up a password. In the process, I had to verify my email address via GoDaddy. This is where glitches kicked in: the email would not arrive. I checked my server's settings and due to an existing grey-listing setting, emails without SPF records would be held in a sandbox for 90 minutes at a time. That rendered the process of resetting one's password or verifying emails useless. Because GoDaddy's email of choice wasn't set up properly, I had to white-list that IP range, specifically Then I ran into a "too many attempts" … [Continue reading]

Uniregistry domain accounts moving to GoDaddy; one important thing to do

Domain investors with their portfolios still at Uniregistry were informed today that the transition of accounts to GoDaddy will take place in 30 days. The end of April is thus the end of Uniregistry, following the end of the Uni Market on April 18th. For almost a decade, Uniregistry held the scepter of the most progressive, user-friendly interface and domain management back-end for a public domain registrar. For a year now, I've been moving the bulk of my portfolio to Sav, a great investor-centric registrar. The move out from Uniregistry at the end of April is expected to be smooth; the Uniregistry engineers, along with other GoDaddy employees, are very capable of performing a smooth transition. The transition will create a new account with fresh credentials at GoDaddy, where … [Continue reading]

Global Domain Report 2023: Expert analysis including my positions

InterNetX and Sedo are sister companies under the United Internet AG umbrella and often collaborate on domain industry reports. This year, the Global Domain Report "2023 edition" presents data, … [Continue reading]

Great drop-catching alternative: You can catch domains using Sav.com

Sav.com has been my go-to domain registrar for several months now. Transitioning away from GoDaddy-operated properties such as Uniregistry, is my personal and professional decision, based on extensive … [Continue reading]