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Independent Research Firm Report: Go Daddy(R) Domain Exchange Service Tops Industry in Volume

By Derek Iwasiuk
April 21, 2006

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - More domain names are being bought and sold through's Domain Name Aftermarket than any other auction site, according to Zetetic, an independent research and appraisal services firm., the No. 1 registrar of domain names worldwide, has sold more than 12,000 domain names through the Domain Name Aftermarket in the past 30 days and more than 68,000 since the site's inception. The Domain Name Aftermarket exchange service is now the industry leader in terms of transaction volume. In addition, Go Daddy's auction site commissions are lower than major competitors, at 5-7% with a minimum commission of only $5.

"The market for domain names is hot. Users of our Domain Name Aftermarket have come to find the service to be the best way to capitalize on this demand," said Bob Parsons, CEO and founder. "We are constantly working to offer customers top-notch names and to make obtaining a desirable piece of the Internet easy."

Zetetic has tracked the secondary domain name resale market since 2003, collecting data on more than 16,000 domain name sales transactions from over 70 resale sources. For this report, Zetetic analyzed a random sampling of domain aftermarket sales in 2005, excluding expired and dropped names, and compared it to Zetetic's broader sampling of its transaction database.

For more information on Go Daddy's aftermarket exchange service, visit

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc., Inc. is the "on-ramp" to the Internet for individuals and businesses worldwide, providing a one-stop shop for acquiring, creating and safeguarding a unique online identity. offers a comprehensive line of Internet products and services, including domain name registration, web hosting solutions, personalized email packages, SSL certificates, web development tools, eCommerce utilities and more. is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar, both in terms of new registrations and domains under management. The Go Daddy Group includes three ICANN-accredited domain name registrars: flagship registrar, Inc. (, membership-based registrar Blue Razor(R) Domains, Inc. (, and reseller registrar Wild West Domains(R), Inc. ( The Go Daddy Group also offers private domain name registration services through Domains By Proxy(R), Inc. (, as well as SSL Certificates through its SSL Certificate Authority, Starfield Technologies(R), Inc. ( The Go Daddy Group registers or renews a domain name every 3 seconds and has more than 13 million domain names in its portfolio. The Go Daddy Group is also the world's largest web host in terms of hostnames.

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