There’s no denying that 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of people, but GoDaddy managed to make things just a little bit worse for its employees right at the end of the year with quite an insensitive phishing email blunder.
According to an email sent out by GoDaddy, the American Internet domain registrar and web hosting company will be removing Public Whois information. The email in question had the following subject line: “On May 18, 2020 we are retiring Privacy for Backorders.”
When you first look at the new logo of web hosting provider GoDaddy, you might see a heart. Or an upside-down version of the Airbnb logo. Or even a nose. But, it actually is the combination of the letters “G” and “O” so that the logo spells out “GO.”
According to the CEO of GoDaddy, Aman Bhutani, he sees the logo as “a young girl who’s a little bit of a bandit—with a ponytail and a patch over her eye—who wants to grow up and be somebody.”
Commodity Approach to DNS Servers & Ultra High End Security Options for Domain Names
Cloudflare announced this week that the company will begin operating services as a domain name registrar in late 2018 with a wholesale price guarantee to customers to take no commission on sales. In a radical press release, Matthew Prince stated that the current domain name registration system is "crazy... messed up" and "as nutty to us as certificate authorities charging to run a bit of math." Prince writes that Cloudflare views the current domain name registry system as a broken market, mostly dominated by middle-ware companies with up-sell offers that are adding little value to the supply chain. Worse, domain name registrars make businesses reliant on the host company's security policies, creating a potential link in the web hosting chain that hackers can exploit for access or control to websites. Prince revealed that Cloudflare almost lost control of their own domain names to hackers through a registrar company, where the new service includes "ultra high end" security that can be as advanced as having multiple people required to verify DNS changes for a domain for the configuration to be saved. Cloudflare now has security features for domain name registration & DNS servers that are beyond what any other company on the market offers, although the new service is still invite-only. Combined with Cloudflare's CDN, Edge server, & anti-DDoS security products, as well as weakness in competitors in the sector, the new Cloudflare domain registration platform looks poised to become very successful, with Namecheap, GoDaddy, Enom, etc. potentially losing profit & customers to the venture-funded ($182 million USD) start-up platform.
What is GoDaddy?
Ask anyone and they won’t blink twice at the name as if they are just hearing it for the first time. Doesn’t matter if you are in any way interested in website developing or not, everyone knows GoDaddy, or has at least come across the name. Everyone has seen the iconic super bowl ads or is somewhat familiar to Danica Patrick, the spokesperson.
Previously known as Jomax Technologies, GoDaddy was found almost over two decades ago, back in 1997, in Baltimore, Maryland. The founder, Bob Parsons, sold his previously owned company to Intuit for a whopping $65 million just a few years prior to establishing GoDaddy, which is now undoubtedly one of the biggest domain register company all over the world. With over six thousand experts working at GoDaddy, this company is catering to 17 million customers, not only in the United States but all across the globe. Their success is undeniable if you take into account the $ 2,231,900,000 they have earned in revenue just this last year alone, according to sources in Wikipedia.