Posted on 07 December 2009
Sedo.com launches new redesigned website today.
I think the redesign was done well. Very clean looking with eye pleasing colors.
I’ll admit though, I have not been able to locate recent sales which they used to highlight on the main page. In addition, the current redesign has less featured auction listings at first glance. In order to see the featured auctions you’ll need to either sit patiently while it rotates to the next set of domain names or click the more button. Once you are into the lists of domain names everything appears to be the same as before.
Do you like Sedo.com's new look?
- No (61%, 42 Votes)
- Yes (32%, 22 Votes)
- Undecided (7%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 69
Once you’re finished with my poll visit Sedo.com’s survey here.
Posted on 28 October 2008
It was a close one between GoDaddy & 1and1 for worst registrar. Personally I voted for 1and1 and am really surprised. After reading your comments I can see your concerns with GoDaddy.
The numbers are in, we received 152 total votes and 34 comments. GoDaddy received 46 votes, 1and1 received 42 votes and eNom came in a distant third with 16 votes. To view the blog post and complete results click here.
Before the end of the week I will be sending a letter and email directly to Bob Parsons, owner of GoDaddy with our results. I am sure everyone is curious to see what he has to say and what we can do to resolve some of the issues. Once I get a response I will post what Bob had to say.
In the mean time I will look into replacing GoDaddy banners/coupons with Name and Moniker which had the least votes for worst registrar. I briefly looked at their pricing for registering new domain names, Name is $8.99 and Moniker is $8.02. I will look into discounts for my readers.
UPDATE: After viewing some of the comments and my personal feelings I am going to leave GoDaddy on the site. To resolve the issue for people that do not like GoDaddy I will be adding either Name or Moniker. I hope this will provide a win-win situation for all my readers.
In addition to the GoDaddy letter I will also be sending a letter to 1and1, the voting was very close. When you take into consideration market share that Ross pointed out in one of the comments it really brings the results into a better perspective. GoDaddy has 27+ million registered domain names compared to only 4.5 million with 1and1. View this link to show the Registrar Market Share chart which was updated yesterday.
Posted on 23 October 2008
They are reading what you have to say. That is right, the registrars are reading what you the consumer have to say. I just got an email from Chris, one of my readers. Chris said that he posted a comment about eNom and has already been contacted by one of their top guys.
Here is what Chris said…
“Thought you might be interested to know that your “worst registrar” post is getting the right kind of attention. I just received an email from one of the top eNom guys saying he had seen my post on your site and offering to help.”
First let me say thumbs up to eNom for making the effort, a very classy move. Secondly, don’t stop. Let your voice be heard. If you do not like a registrar then vote and leave a comment why on the blog post prior to this. As stated in the previous post, I will be contacting the worst registrar and see what they have to say.
Posted on 22 October 2008
I think we all know the best registrar is GoDaddy. Well at least that is my personal opinion and from talking with other domainers it is usually between Moniker and GoDaddy. One question I get different answers on is who is the worst registrar? I want to here what my readers have to say.
In a couple weeks I will send the losing registrar an email with our results and ask them what they plan on doing to better their company. Once I here back from them I will be sure to post their response. Without comments I will not be able to send an email to the worst registrar.
Please vote and add a comment to why you think your choice is the worst. These comments will be used in my email to the losing registrar.
Who Is The WORST Registrar?
- GoDaddy (30%, 46 Votes)
- 1and1 (28%, 42 Votes)
- Other (11%, 17 Votes)
- eNom (11%, 16 Votes)
- Register (7%, 10 Votes)
- EuroDNS (6%, 9 Votes)
- Fabulous (3%, 5 Votes)
- Moniker (3%, 5 Votes)
- Name (1%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 152
GoDaddy being my favorite registrar let me give them a quick plug. If you want to purchase your domain names for only $7.49 use this link.