06 Jan '14, 3pm

2013 Top Stories: GoDaddy acquires Afternic

The combined entity will give more reach domain name sellers, but it also means there’s one less competitor in the marketplace. Mergers and acquisitions in the domain name industry happen all the time. Yet one that took place in 2013 has the potential to have a big effect on domain name owners. In September, GoDaddy acquired domain name aftermarket Afternic . At its core, Afternic is a platform for buying and selling domain names across various websites. Yet the acquisition has a number of implications. On the positive side, it means domain name owners will get more reach when selling their domain names. That’s especially the case for domains priced with “buy now” prices. Now, domainers will be able to seamlessly sell inventory listed on Afternic through GoDaddy’s registration path. Previously, the only way to do this was to list it on GoDaddy’s Premium Listings. The combi...

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