Didn’t take long for the slope to get a bit more slippery. Yesterday I wrote about the industry going down an interesting path.
Elliot Silver published the news this morning that GoDaddy the 800 pound gorilla is not going to allow Coronavirus/Covid names to be sold.
GoDaddy clarified its policy regarding the registration of coronavirus domain names as well as the resale of related domain names via GoDaddy Auctions and Afternic. In short, people can still register domain names with coronavirus or COVID in them, but resale via GoDaddy aftermarket platforms is prohibited.
Here are the details:
This gets tricky in one sense someone will say, “Oh so they will take my money for registration, but not allow me to get money?”
On the flipside legitimate users might want to register a domain name for information, charity, etc…
On the flipside Rob Monster has said Epik will allow sales and explains why?
FYI @EpikDotCom will continue to allow CoronaVirus domains to be listed in its marketplace. This short video explains why and also clarifies where the boundaries are with regards to acceptable use. pic.twitter.com/Vd8w6Za2Et
— Rob Monster – CEO Epik.com (@robmonster) March 26, 2020