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GoDaddy.com is for sale

I can hardly believe the news myself when I first knew about it but apparently GoDaddy.com has put themselves up for sale. For those who do not know what GoDaddy.com is, they are a well-known domain registrar and hosting company and aggressively promote their products through television and internet ads, something other domain registrars rarely do. The company is valued at USD $1 billion.

So who would buy GoDaddy.com? My guess is as good as yours, but I would not be surprised if the big G buys it. In fact I cannot imagine any other buyer apart from them would show interest in a domain registrar like GoDaddy.com

29 Comments

  1. Tyler H
    Tyler H July 17, 2012

    Godaddy.com are big fraudsters, I spent hours searching for a simple .com domain on Godaddy.com and I was about to register, but didn’t have my credit card with me at the time. I logged on to their website the next day and I searched the same domain, and they have it up for sale for $2500. Is it possible or legal for them to use other peoples search ideas or names and put it up for auction?

  2. Spider Pc
    Spider Pc July 27, 2012

    Hi all!

    I am trying to register a domain name, but not sure where to register it? I found a couple of really cheap ones which I think are really good value, but not sure which is better at service and if they provide free DOMAIN NAME PRIVACY on the WHOIS website???

    Here are the ones I’m considering:

    1. GoDaddy.com – $6.95/year and they’re offering loads of other free stuff as well but I’m not sure how much they charge for private domain registration as I didn’t see it mentioned on their website…

    2. Netfirms.com – $4.95/year plus free email and free domain name privacy on WHOIS website but not sure if their service is good and the cheap price is a bit suspicious…don’t know

    3. FXdomains.com – $7.85/year and they’re also offering loads of free stuff with it just like GoDaddy are but they’re $0.90 more expensive than GoDaddy, plus they’ve got sale for private domain registration for $1.95/year but I’m not sure if this will go up on your second year as it’s sale now.

    Please tell me if you know any other good registars that are good value like these ones and why you would you recommend it? Or maybe is GoDaddy good enough and I’m being too choosy? I would very much like to know your opinion on this.

    Thank you very much!

  3. Arminator
    Arminator July 31, 2012

    Okay so i was on ebay and i came across domain names for sale. I saw some 21,000,000 buy it nows and that definitely got my attention. Then i started to do some research and made myself a godaddy.com account. What is the main concept of selling the created domain name on ebay. Basically i want to know the order of instructions to sell the created website. (i.e. 1-make ur account 2-buy your domain 3- list on ebay) and I’m not sure if thats the order but im wondering also if when you sell the domain name do you just send the buyer an account and password?
    Thanks, Trevor
    @Nickolas….Im talking mostly about selling a rare domain or valuable name. Such as iphone4.com for the new iphone that just came out. Do i need to worry about the linking and value if its a rare name that someone can use for their business?

  4. Brendan O
    Brendan O August 2, 2012

    Something is brewing as democracyforchina.com and associated domains are for sale along with overthrowchina.com.
    Saw them on GoDaddy.com auction site.
    Small but important start to a possible underground movement if the right people can buy them before the Chinese Gov does..

  5. Scorch Delta-62
    Scorch Delta-62 August 2, 2012

    Hi all!

    I am trying to register a domain name, but not sure where to register it? I found a couple of really cheap ones which I think are really good value, but not sure which is better at service and if they provide free DOMAIN NAME PRIVACY on the WHOIS website???

    Here are the ones I’m considering:

    1. GoDaddy.com – $6.95/year and they’re offering loads of other free stuff as well but I’m not sure how much they charge for private domain registration as I didn’t see it mentioned on their website…

    2. Netfirms.com – $4.95/year plus free email and free domain name privacy on WHOIS website but not sure if their service is good and the cheap price is a bit suspicious…don’t know

    3. FXdomains.com – $7.85/year and they’re also offering loads of free stuff with it just like GoDaddy are but they’re $0.90 more expensive than GoDaddy, plus they’ve got sale for private domain registration for $1.95/year but I’m not sure if this will go up on your second year as it’s sale now.

    Please tell me if you know any other good registars that are good value like these ones and why you would you recommend it? Or maybe is GoDaddy good enough and I’m being too choosy? I would very much like to know your opinion on this.

    Thank you very much!

  6. Superman
    Superman August 5, 2012

    I’ve been opening business for clients 12 yrs+ & this has happened to me as well as numerous customers over the years. You goto godaddy or domain.com & check your domain name. You check a few domain names you want and figure there’s no way these unusual names will be taken by the time you go back to save them. 3 weeks later you come back and each one of those name are taken by different entities and will sell to you now at a much higher PREMIUM!!

    NEWSFLASH!!…they are all taken by the same site you just went to prev but surreptitiously under a subsidiary/connected company to godaddy.com or domain.com!!

    How ethical is this? Is this type of underhanded sales-sneakiness legal?

  7. PolishPokeyPimp
    PolishPokeyPimp August 7, 2012

    they want to charge $70 to basically find out if it’s for sale, and then negotiate a rate, from the way I understand it. But, when I just type in the site, in my internet address bar, it comes up with a Bing search. How do I go about getting that particular domain without paying godaddy.com $70? I assume there are other places out there that I’m overlooking. And I apologize if I sound really remedial, I’m a beginner.

  8. mike s
    mike s August 8, 2012

    I love art, indie music, fashion and extreme sports. I’ve decided to start a digital magazine( via the web). After a few months of searching for a name I’ve actually come across a domain name for sale at godaddy.com of all places. The name is Glamour and Decay. To me this name really stands out. Does this name sound good to you? The bidding starts out at $5,000. for this domain name and can be bought now for $50,000. I know that if I start bidding on this domain name others will probably start bidding on it to. Do you think that the name is worth 50,000? I’m sure that the name wont reach that amount but if it does I’m prepared to buy it. First I’d like input on if this is a good name. Thanks

  9. diggn4richez
    diggn4richez August 9, 2012

    Question should have been worded “With GoDaddy.com being for sale, will JR Motrosports and Danica’s sponsorship be at risk in 2011”?

  10. Ryan Dunn
    Ryan Dunn August 13, 2012

    I love art, indie music, fashion and extreme sports. I’ve decided to start a digital magazine( via the web). After a few months of searching for a name I’ve actually come across a domain name for sale at godaddy.com of all places. The name is Glamour and Decay. To me this name really stands out. Does this name sound good to you? The bidding starts out at $5,000. for this domain name and can be bought now for $50,000. I know that if I start bidding on this domain name others will probably start bidding on it to. Do you think that the name is worth 50,000? I’m sure that the name wont reach that amount but if it does I’m prepared to buy it. First I’d like input on if this is a good name. Thanks

  11. toast
    toast August 22, 2012

    Question should have been worded “With GoDaddy.com being for sale, will JR Motrosports and Danica’s sponsorship be at risk in 2011”?

  12. PolishPokeyPimp
    PolishPokeyPimp August 25, 2012

    they want to charge $70 to basically find out if it’s for sale, and then negotiate a rate, from the way I understand it. But, when I just type in the site, in my internet address bar, it comes up with a Bing search. How do I go about getting that particular domain without paying godaddy.com $70? I assume there are other places out there that I’m overlooking. And I apologize if I sound really remedial, I’m a beginner.

  13. lcollier93sbcglobalnet
    lcollier93sbcglobalnet August 31, 2012

    All of these people that are answering questions on here and giving you websites are from China! They have at least 20 websites that are linked up to one server and they are made to look legit! They will tell you they take Pay-Pal and they use EMS shipping which is guaranteed to clear customs and it’s all a lie! Watch the way they respond….AND you can never contact them any other way except email! They are posting the questions and answering them using a different log on to get you to think that it’s safe to buy from them. Anybody can come on here and say anything since yahoo is an international website…and anyone can hide behind a computer. Out of curiosity, I have researched these people thoroughly and found that some of them have changed websites at least 12 times in 3 months because every time they get caught, it’s nothing to move to a new web address using godaddy.com! Trust me…my cousin is a Customs Officer and my ex is a Tech geek!!! If you want a knockoff, replica, or designer inspired bag, just go to the states & cities that sell them on every street corner and get all you want! OR go to your nearest outlet and get a coach on sale for $75, I DID!! Please stop the madness!
    You don’t have to take my word for anything…do your own research. It costs nothing to pick up the phone and call Customs, USPS, EMS (oh, my bad you can’t talk to them). And no..I don’t own a shop of any kind! I am a grad student so research is a part of my school life, you should try it sometimes Ferd. And coach is the most common copied bag out there whether it’s high fashion or not.

  14. NC Baller
    NC Baller August 31, 2012

    I want to build a website that has a credit card payment method on there. I know first I have to buy a “.com” (im going to buy it on http://www.godaddy.com) but what are my next steps after that? I want to be able to edit and add things to my website whenever I want by myself. There is also going to be videos on there and I want people to have to use there credit card to view/buy them, and I also want something set up to be able to do live videos sometimes, that they also have to buy them to view them. I need it secured too so noone can steal the videos for free. How much does this cost? Does the credit card payment method also get part of my sales? Can I hire someone to build it for me? Please help me with any info you know. Thanks!
    Thanks for all the answers guys, but I actually am using this for adult use and Paypal doesn’t let you use their service for that. And what I mean by that is for a webcam show kinda deal, but to view it the person has to pay for it. And like I said Paypal doesnt want anyone using their service for that.

  15. Caltel T
    Caltel T September 5, 2012

    Question should have been worded “With GoDaddy.com being for sale, will JR Motrosports and Danica’s sponsorship be at risk in 2011”?

  16. xLittle21Yaox
    xLittle21Yaox September 8, 2012

    Hi, Ive been a stay at home mom for the past two years, just got back into the work force last month (I’m working for Macy’s). I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me and lead me to the fastest (or best) way to get hired at GoDaddy.com. Most of my past job experience (three years) is in Retail sales, Im currently learning a second language to help me with sales, but I’m wondering if there is something I can do (preferably in the next two months or so) to accelerate this process of getting hired on. Are there any employees out there that could help me with this problem? Possible resume building, certificate courses I should take, etc. Any help at all would be great. Thanks.

  17. louisewoods1984
    louisewoods1984 September 12, 2012

    Okay so i was on ebay and i came across domain names for sale. I saw some 21,000,000 buy it nows and that definitely got my attention. Then i started to do some research and made myself a godaddy.com account. What is the main concept of selling the created domain name on ebay. Basically i want to know the order of instructions to sell the created website. (i.e. 1-make ur account 2-buy your domain 3- list on ebay) and I’m not sure if thats the order but im wondering also if when you sell the domain name do you just send the buyer an account and password?
    Thanks, Trevor
    @Nickolas….Im talking mostly about selling a rare domain or valuable name. Such as iphone4.com for the new iphone that just came out. Do i need to worry about the linking and value if its a rare name that someone can use for their business?

  18. opurt
    opurt September 17, 2012

    Hi all!

    I am trying to register a domain name, but not sure where to register it? I found a couple of really cheap ones which I think are really good value, but not sure which is better at service and if they provide free DOMAIN NAME PRIVACY on the WHOIS website???

    Here are the ones I’m considering:

    1. GoDaddy.com – $6.95/year and they’re offering loads of other free stuff as well but I’m not sure how much they charge for private domain registration as I didn’t see it mentioned on their website…

    2. Netfirms.com – $4.95/year plus free email and free domain name privacy on WHOIS website but not sure if their service is good and the cheap price is a bit suspicious…don’t know

    3. FXdomains.com – $7.85/year and they’re also offering loads of free stuff with it just like GoDaddy are but they’re $0.90 more expensive than GoDaddy, plus they’ve got sale for private domain registration for $1.95/year but I’m not sure if this will go up on your second year as it’s sale now.

    Please tell me if you know any other good registars that are good value like these ones and why you would you recommend it? Or maybe is GoDaddy good enough and I’m being too choosy? I would very much like to know your opinion on this.

    Thank you very much!

  19. lets roll
    lets roll September 22, 2012

    Godaddy.com are big fraudsters, I spent hours searching for a simple .com domain on Godaddy.com and I was about to register, but didn’t have my credit card with me at the time. I logged on to their website the next day and I searched the same domain, and they have it up for sale for $2500. Is it possible or legal for them to use other peoples search ideas or names and put it up for auction?

  20. tefa_96
    tefa_96 October 2, 2012

    I’m going to be selling name brand fragrances, some designer caps and clothes, and health stuff. Not a ton of stuff, but stuff that is SUCH a good deal, it’s going to be the best kept secret around! ha 🙂

    Now really, I want people to come, and I have heard of several ways. How do I go about this? I would like to make at least 1,000 sales per month on my website. On eBay, I just sold fragrances …maybe 12 different kinds at a time (yep that’s all), and I would say I had about 500+ sales per month, at least.

    I’m tired of paying eBay $2,500 in fees though. That could be $2,500 I’m putting in a savings fund or paying for my nursing school. So I went to freewebstore.org and made this new web page. It’s plain, but cute and to the point. So I’m pretty pleased. I bought a simple website name on GoDaddy.com and now I’m just waiting for that to update.

    I finally figured out how to add inventory and mark shipping. My Paypal is linked. I’m ready to go. Now, how do I get those customers? 🙂 I was going to do the obvious..like post in ads on craigslist and kijiji etc. But I don’t want to be one of those annoying spammers.

    Ideas? Thanks!

  21. Death Knight
    Death Knight October 2, 2012

    i want to build a website for sale my product, is there any other website than godaddy.com to build a website..and cheaper fee?

  22. Matthew David
    Matthew David November 15, 2012

    I want to sell my handmade Childrens knitwear on the net… I need a webpage. How do I go about advertising and designing a wepage on the net. Do I have to pay? Please proper answers this is very important to me. I know there is a market for it.

  23. simply complicated
    simply complicated November 19, 2012

    i have a local button business. i make 1in buttons for bands or stores or what not. i want to make a web page to try and branch out. i have no idea how to do this. i need step by step directions. i own dreamweaver (i’m not good at it yet but i have a tutorial) and an apple. i know the page name i want is not used. i don’t know if i should just go to a godaddy.com or what? and even i did what next? what is web hosting? i’m sorry i’m so dumb at this. please help me.

  24. Michael
    Michael November 19, 2012

    I bot a domain on go daddy but I want to change my provider to Google domains or something that is not Godaddy.com. They tray to raise the price of your domain on every turn and I sick of their overwhelming sales approach.

  25. balinderk2000
    balinderk2000 November 21, 2012

    Im looking for a little extra income and have always heard about buying and selling domains. Im not sure how exactly works the whole process. I tried to do some research online and it looks like godaddy.com offers this service. Would someone be able to explain to me the process or refer me to a link. Thanks

  26. Random
    Random November 22, 2012

    I want to sell clothing I make. Also I need to know how to get set up with a wholesale account for materials.

  27. DuckieM10
    DuckieM10 November 22, 2012

    Hi all!

    I am trying to register a domain name, but not sure where to register it? I found a couple of really cheap ones which I think are really good value, but not sure which is better at service and if they provide free DOMAIN NAME PRIVACY on the WHOIS website???

    Here are the ones I’m considering:

    1. GoDaddy.com – $6.95/year and they’re offering loads of other free stuff as well but I’m not sure how much they charge for private domain registration as I didn’t see it mentioned on their website…

    2. Netfirms.com – $4.95/year plus free email and free domain name privacy on WHOIS website but not sure if their service is good and the cheap price is a bit suspicious…don’t know

    3. FXdomains.com – $7.85/year and they’re also offering loads of free stuff with it just like GoDaddy are but they’re $0.90 more expensive than GoDaddy, plus they’ve got sale for private domain registration for $1.95/year but I’m not sure if this will go up on your second year as it’s sale now.

    Please tell me if you know any other good registars that are good value like these ones and why you would you recommend it? Or maybe is GoDaddy good enough and I’m being too choosy? I would very much like to know your opinion on this.

    Thank you very much!

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