Total Damage To Godaddy From Parsons Elephant Shooting? About 100,000 Domains
I’ve been tracking the weekly registrar report on Godaddy since the Parsons Elephant Shooting story broke on March 31.
According to Webhosting.info it seems that the damage to Godaddy.com has been minimal and also seem to have been short lived.
In all what I’m seeing is a loss of about 100,000 domains.
So as you can see from the chart on the week ending 4.4.11 Godaddy only gained 19,864 domains for the week about 100,000 less than the week before.
The next week, the one ending just days ago on 4.11.11, Godaddy net weekly gain was back up to over 100,000 domains.
Looking at the report, Gains are counted when domains get transferred into the registrar from other registrars plus any new registrations while losses are counted when a domain is transferred to other registrar or a domain gets deleted for nonpayment.
Despite reports to the contrary, it does not seem at least according to the report, that there was a mass transfer out of domains to other registrars.
We will keep a eye on these weekly reports to see if there is any long term effects from the incident but for now it seems there was a one week dip and its back to business as usual at Godaddy.com