I sold a name at Uni the other day. I had just transferred the name somewhere so I wasn’t able to transfer the name directly to them. As I was pushing the name into the “Uni’s” holding account, AKA Afternic, I was reminded of Godaddy’s increasingly successful campaign for world domination.
And I thought to myself, “Self WTH is this happening?”
That wasn’t a thought derived from any loathing or dislike of Godaddy, but simply the base question of “why”? Why are they taking over the world?
It’s not their tools or products, while not horrible, many registrars have had far better for a long time, though the case could be made that their expired auctions system, while not a domainer helpful innovation, certainly has helped them become more and more successful.
It’s not the name they chose in and of itself. From a domainer or domain broker’s perspective, registrars like Domain.com, Name.com, even Moniker.com should be leading the industry, based on the value and relevancy of their root domain to this business.
So that leaves us, in my mind anyway, with Branding, effective marketing, targeted risk taking and rampant expansion by key acquisition.
Like it or not, a short memorable brand, backed by a large marketing budget, has outdone all the other “super”, “ultra”, “premium”, “category killer” keyword domains.
- Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo
- LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’s
- Short Brandables Numbers One Worders Vape, Vegan, VR
- Snap Names/Dropcatch NamePros Godaddy Value BIN
- Available For Reg Fee
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Names With Bids
Your LLLL.coms of The Day
LLLL’s that End Users Might use someday
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
One Worders and Other TLD’s
Vape, Weed and Vegan Names and VR
Godaddy Value BIN
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