Domain registration halts spread of WannaCry malware…for now

A 41-character .com domain was key to bringing down a malware campaign. A ransomware attack based on an NSA tool spread like wildfire yesterday…until a researcher spent ten bucks to register a domain name. A malware researcher discovered an unregistered domain name in the code of the malware and registered the domain name. Malware frequently… Read more Domain registration halts spread of WannaCry malware…for now

HostGator founder Brent Oxley loves great domain names. And driving tanks.

Oxley hasn’t slowed down after selling hosting business. When HostGator founder Brent Oxley sold his company to Endurance International Group in 2012, he did what a lot of entrepreneurs in Texas do after selling a business: he bought a ranch. Oxley found his new home in an 18,000+ acre ranch about two hours west of… Read more HostGator founder Brent Oxley loves great domain names. And driving tanks.

GoDaddy will display new valuations on GoDaddy Auctions

What’s that expired domain name worth? GoDaddy has a good idea…and is about to let domain name investors know. GoDaddy (NASDAQ: GDDY) is rolling out its new valuation system to a much wider audience: bidders on expired domain auctions at GoDaddy Auctions. The company started using the valuation tool internally and in auction highlight emails… Read more GoDaddy will display new valuations on GoDaddy Auctions

.Art’s 3.5 million premium domains…you won’t find them on GoDaddy

Crazy premium name strategy is too much for most consumers…and GoDaddy. I first wrote about .Art’s premium name strategy, which includes 3.5 million premium domain names, a couple weeks ago. As I wrote then, I’m scratching my head about this strategy. Yesterday, .Art launched in general availability. According to nTLDStats, 1,636 .art domains were added… Read more .Art’s 3.5 million premium domains…you won’t find them on GoDaddy