Godaddy Partners With SiteLock

According to a press release out today, GoDaddy, has partnered with SiteLock to bring complete protection to websites.

SiteLock proactively protects websites using the latest scanning techniques, giving customer peace-of-mind their website is safe.

SiteLock scans websites for the latest malware, viruses, suspicious code, back doors and many other vulnerabilities commonly exploited by attackers.

A report is emailed summarizing what was detected.

In addition to finding issues, SiteLock automatically corrects problems, saving customers headaches, time and money. This enables customers and visitors to their website to confidently know the website is safe and free of any malicious software.

“GoDaddy is focused on ‘making the business of business easy’ and services like SiteLock save customers time so they can focus on their passion,” said GoDaddy Vice President and General Manager, Security Products Wayne Thayer. “Security is more important than ever and we partnered with SiteLock because we found SiteLock to provide the most advanced and complete security solution available.”

After a website set up, a 360 degree scanning takes place. The scan uses an inside-and-out scanning technology to find malware, spam, SQL injections, cross-site scripting (XSS) and application vulnerabilities.

Once a website passes the tests, a SiteLock Trust Seal, showing the website is secure, is available to display.

“Offering SiteLock through GoDaddy made a lot of sense — they were looking to provide complete website security solution to their customers,” said SiteLock Executive Vice President of Business Development Tom Serani. “Given the GoDaddy footprint in the SMB market, this strategic relationship is directly in line with SiteLock’s goal of quickly spreading awareness among small and mid-size businesses about the risk of online threats and steps they can take to protect their companies and customers.”

SiteLock is the latest addition to GoDaddy’s security product suite which includes, SSL certificates, code signing certificates and Premium DNS featuring DNSSEC.

To protect a website using SiteLock Website Protection visit .

Go Daddy/Afternic Sells $1.9 million in domains for the week

Go Daddy/Afternic reportable weekly domain sales for the week of 4/14/14 – 4/20/14

The top sale for the week was Trade360.com at $42,500, registered in 2004. Rad360.com also sold for $3,500.

Cod.co was the top country code sale at $8,250

Resell.net sold for $7,000.

I thought scripter.com for $2,000 was a great buy and a shout out to my good friend Bob Brookes who does this part time but had another mooc sale,with Cmooc.com for $2,250.

Total sales for the week $1,982,736

.COM Sales Price
Trade360.com $42,500
jsa.com $25,000
mysuit.com $24,999
sdpi.com $24,000
californiaalmond.com $17,900
landleader.com $15,899
geologists.com $12,000
evdc.com $11,750
sheerstyle.com $10,000
buildselfesteem.com $10,000
ringid.com $9,000
verticaldevelopment.com $8,000
yvee.com $7,950
NOWCORP.com $7,500
newstag.com $7,000
birdeye.com $6,900
condolux.com $6,675
true4u.com $6,500
cerebrovascular.com $6,200
RUSHREWARDS.com $6,000
ethiotube.com $5,800
barsforsale.com $5,690
giuseppezanotti.com $5,600
contractorsoftware.com $5,500
cuck.com $5,124
gocase.com $5,000
touchlamps.com $4,999
retentionmarketing.com $4,999
welshenergy.com $4,999
ymcb.com $4,900
regalpoker.com $4,750
1845.com $4,652
conquercollege.com $4,550
arthena.com $4,500
expressvet.com $4,388
sandwicherie.com $4,288
unfolded.com $4,200
melinas.com $4,000
speechcenter.com $4,000
realtimeaction.com $4,000
hardwallet.com $3,800
framedata.com $3,700
acuityfinancial.com $3,688
securepin.com $3,660
losrios.com $3,650
iporno.com $3,650
Zeoo.com $3,500
heritageimages.com $3,500
jamsolutions.com $3,500
spony.com $3,500
Rad360.com $3,500
algolytics.com $3,500
absolutepassion.com $3,388
totum.com $3,383
cscusa.com $3,288
cardoptions.com $3,288
Rightvenue.com $3,200
2745.com $3,052
furnex.com $3,000
wastelogistics.com $3,000
GetRefill.com $3,000
arcandarrow.com $3,000
transformativemarketing.com $3,000
atmaps.com $3,000
makemybook.com $3,000
crystalgalleria.com $3,000
mossdesign.com $3,000
scarfrings.com $3,000
savn.com $2,995
thaiholiday.com $2,995
generationhomes.com $2,950
muscleshake.com $2,900
revolutionsperminute.com $2,878
toketwo.com $2,800
stsimonsrealestate.com $2,800
berrytime.com $2,688
missbhaven.com $2,650
owllife.com $2,600
flashbuy.com $2,600
needacab.com $2,588
1000miles.com $2,503
goldconstruction.com $2,500
InstantClassic.com $2,500
huntlist.com $2,500
stepuptoday.com $2,500
fruitforthought.com $2,500
hillcrestmedicalcenter.com $2,500
highereducationforall.com $2,500
quietcare.com $2,500
pureheart.com $2,500
beswift.com $2,488
presquile.com $2,471
mqdc.com $2,450
gshobbies.com $2,450
mr-seo.com $2,425
magicthumb.com $2,388
hydrosurf.com $2,388
cmooc.com $2,250
immigrantdefenders.com $2,250
flyawaywithme.com $2,200
upcommerce.com $2,200
lawyerbee.com $2,188
cloudcorner.com $2,100
sameaddress.com $2,100
insuranceconsumer.com $2,088
floridabeachhomes.com $2,077
timechart.com $2,077
rapidinc.com $2,000
birminghambowl.com $2,000
aaatrade.com $2,000
scripter.com $2,000
02x.com $2,000
crittercards.com $2,000
bettercreditnow.com $2,000
55585.com $2,000
demolina.com $2,000
savedog.com $1,999
drugtreatmenthelp.com $1,988
alegacyoflove.com $1,988
bestinvestors.com $1,900
crashdrive.com $1,900
customtotes.com $1,900
onlinesafetytraining.com $1,888
virtualbed.com $1,888
quickhotels.com $1,888
blakefarm.com $1,888
onlinehealthportal.com $1,888
shirleydesign.com $1,888
rxguru.com $1,888
compassmanagement.com $1,888
forestlighting.com $1,830
seednutrition.com $1,815
prescriptionpharmacy.com $1,814
adtent.com $1,800
cupertinopropertyvalues.com $1,800
theblackvote.com $1,800
cbto.com $1,800
meaningfulhealth.com $1,788
warmbodiesmovie.com $1,775
penu.com $1,775
theu.com $1,758
strandvagen.com $1,750
ostermalm.com $1,750
govgranthelp.com $1,750
realtybeacon.com $1,749
alliancehomecare.com $1,700
budbuddies.com $1,700
voiceofisrael.com $1,688
coldhardpolitics.com $1,688
luckypartners.com $1,688
unplugit.com $1,688
unplugit.com $1,688
salonexperts.com $1,688
huddledmasses.com $1,688
hh9.com $1,666
goodsir.com $1,625
vivalocal.com $1,600
free-themes.com $1,600
apartmentsindianapolis.com $1,599
sacramentofishing.com $1,599
libertyhealthplan.com $1,588
realestatenantucket.com $1,588
pricebag.com $1,588
fruxi.com $1,588
fueledup.com $1,561
hellobeach.com $1,550
perks-of-being-a-wallflower.com $1,526
cosmedicare.com $1,500
FIELDSALESJOBS.COM $1,500
budbank.com $1,500
callaudit.com $1,500
rentaltree.com $1,500
foxpass.com $1,500
beltwaybuilders.com $1,500
mriaccess.com $1,500
lvisd.com $1,500
denverrewards.com $1,500
haonv.com $1,500
readforlife.com $1,500
playerguitar.com $1,499
getdrugtreatment.com $1,488
sitesafetyservices.com $1,488
djman.com $1,450
thedrywallguy.com $1,450
grdgroup.com $1,400
manhattanresidences.com $1,388
fitnesskarma.com $1,350
humanfootprint.com $1,350
handmadestudio.com $1,300
recreationx.com $1,295
clickeurope.com $1,288
malecompanion.com $1,250
IPDV.com $1,250
trainclubs.com $1,250
contentcollective.com $1,250
softchecker.com $1,225
doublingstocks.com $1,225
instantconcierge.com $1,200
txmedical.com $1,200
gamekick.com $1,200
providercheck.com $1,200
bearpit.com $1,200
ParentMentor.com $1,188
spiritualmovement.com $1,188
colorplace.com $1,175
drainfast.com $1,088
innovativebuildingproducts.com $1,088
nosmokingshop.com $1,088
planthuggers.com $1,050
votocracy.com $1,036
sparktech.com $1,026
hufan.com $1,025
TrainChina.com $1,000
ChipSafe.com $1,000
placesforkids.com $1,000
mobilelivechat.com $1,000
nuplan.com $1,000
ucase.com $1,000
theviridian.com $1,000
newcarspecials.com $1,000
usava.com $1,000
fifthandunion.com $1,000
affordableeyecare.com $1,000
jazam.com $1,000
healthegames.com $1,000
6dd.com $1,000
allrenewables.com $1,000
sixfriends.com $1,000
eatmexicanfood.com $1,000
localpawnshops.com $1,000
vestibularschwannoma.com $1,000
johncorbett.com $1,000
Non .COM Sales Price
cod.co $8,250
resell.net $7,000
technologist.org $6,000
redline.net $5,500
DMACSOLUTIONS.NET $4,750
firehousesubs.ca $3,600
maxton.net $3,288
slotmachine.org $3,150
LAQUINTA.org $2,577
omnic.net $2,488
healthyaging.org $2,000
xite.org $1,800
nantucketvacationrentals.net $1,788
microemu.org $1,525
icol.org $1,500
kmv.info $1,500
SENDCLOUD.net $1,500
itfa.org $1,500
combine.me $1,400
waterblast.net $1,300
rece.net $1,300
whoissick.org $1,280
radicalteacher.org $1,225
ChangerDollar.net $1,200
sonybmg.de $1,200
thechain.org $1,200
vestibularschwannoma.net $1,000
sexygames.net $1,000

 

Go Daddy Going To Court in India over Copyright/Trademark Infringement

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Go Daddy is going to have to go to court in India regarding a claim by the National Stock Exchange and their online trading platform. It is hard to see how Go Daddy has liability in this case as they are not profiting from the sales of software, but I am not a lawyer and I am not well versed in Indian law.

LiveMint reported:

Mumbai: The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has dragged global domain name registrar GoDaddy and a Hyderabad-based technology firm to the Bombay high court over alleged copyright and trademark infringement of its software.
The case relates to NSE’s online trading platform NOW, which allows its subscribers to view and use its database and analysis based on primary data, to execute trades in real time, for a fee. The platform has over 500,000 subscribers.
In its plea, NSE, along with its group firm DotEx International Ltd, has alleged that Hyderabad-based Manshi Systems had been allowing customers to access the NSE Now platform and data available on it via its own software at prices far lower than those charged by NSE. This is being done without authorization from the stock exchange, it said. The website of Manshi Systems is hosted by the Indian arm of GoDaddy Operating Co. Llc, making both parties to the case.
Experts said GoDaddy could be liable under the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2008.
Pavan Duggal, a cyber law expert, said, “Both the companies (GoDaddy Llc and GoDaddy India) are covered under the IT law as intermediaries. All intermediaries are mandated to exercise due diligence while discharging their obligation under the law. Here the onus will be upon the intermediaries to prove in the court that they had exercised due diligence to safeguard against copyright infringement.”
Duggal said had the due diligence been done, the activity (hosting Manshi Systems) would not have taken place. “Both the companies could be liable under the Copyright Act and IT Act,” he added.
This looks to be a different kind of case than what we normally see when someone brings the registrar into the mix. We just saw Go Daddy get out of the TeXXXan.com case under 47 USC 230.  This of course is in India and relates to an act that was passed in 2008.

Go Daddy Off The Hook in Revenge Porn Case

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So back in January of 2013 a class action suit was filed against the revenge porn website  Texxxan.com, GoDaddy who hosted the website, its uploaders and its subscribers. Eric Goldman who regularly contributes to Forbes on intellectual property law and Internet law, said at the time he felt the case was weak. Now to give some context Mr. Goldman has been a staunch proponent of 47 USC 230, section 230 of the the Communications Decency Act, he has been worried that with the recent cases involving revenge porn that some may try to create new laws which circumvent or become an exception to section 230.

Goldman writes:

A New Federal Crime? To get around Section 230, revenge porn advocates want to create a new federal revenge porn crime. This wouldn’t help the plaintiffs directly in the lawsuit–only the government can prosecute crimes–but it would expose GoDaddy and many other service providers to potential criminal liability (i.e., jail time) for the bad acts of their customers’ users. A new crime like that could have significant collateral consequences on legitimate activity, as GoDaddy and other vendors become overly conservative to avoid any risk of betting their liberty. So, while the law currently makes it clear that web hosts aren’t liable for the malfeasance of their customers’ users, a new federal crime almost certainly would fundamentally change that calculus.

Originally a Texas state trial court had ruled that Texxxan’s web host, GoDaddy, was liable for hosting the site. That has now been overturned as a Texas appellate court ruled that Go Daddy is exempt under section 230.

From the Forbes article:

GoDaddy was Texxxan.com’s web host. As a result, GoDaddy didn’t directly interact with the true bad actors, the people who submitted the revenge porn for publication. Instead, the plaintiffs allege that GoDaddy didn’t pull the plug on Texxxan.com, its hosting customer, fast enough. That kind of argument is exactly what Section 230 was supposed to preempt.

To get around Section 230, the plaintiffs argued that Section 230 didn’t apply to intentional torts, obscene material that isn’t constitutionally protected, and civil lawsuits based on criminal statutes. The plaintiffs also argued that GoDaddy didn’t follow its user agreement. The court decisively says that none of these arguments work:

All of plaintiffs’ claims against GoDaddy stem from GoDaddy’s publication of the contested content, its failure to remove the content, or its alleged violation of the Texas Penal Code for the same conduct. Allowing plaintiffs’ to assert any cause of action against GoDaddy for publishing content created by a third party, or for refusing to remove content created by a third party would be squarely inconsistent with section 230.

Read the full article here

Now Goldman does just not want to see Go Daddy protected, he is not a fan of revenge porn but does not think section 230 should be changed. He points out how just about every major company that deals in user generated content, came to the aid of TheDirty when they lost a case (which is being appealed) to a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who herself ran into problems by sleeping with an under age student in her class.

The facts in this case are stranger than fiction, which makes this case an Internet Law classic. The lawsuit is against a website, TheDirty.com, run by Nik Lamas-Richie (f/k/a Hooman Abedi Karamian). TheDirty allows users to submit gossip, which is often about young women and often mean-spirited and misogynistic. Richie selects some user posts, typically adds brief remarks (a sentence or two of snark), and then posts the selected submissions to his website. Due to its large readership and good Google indexing, being featured on TheDirty has the potential to be life-altering.

The plaintiff is Sarah Jones, a former teacher and NFL cheerleader (she was a “Ben-gal”). Jones was featured on TheDirty twice, including allegations that she had a sexually-transmitted disease and had sex with an entire pro football team. Initially she sued the wrong website, TheDirt, and won a multi-million dollar but worthless default judgment. Correcting the error, she subsequently sued TheDirty for defamation.

Normally, lawsuits like Jones’ are preempted by a federal law, 47 USC 230 (Section 230), that says websites aren’t liable for third party content. Section 230 has been referenced in hundreds of cases, most of which have cleanly and unambiguously applied the law to protect websites from liability–even if they exercise editorial control, and even if they know the content could be defamatory. For more on why the Section 230 immunity has been so effective, see this essay.

Despite these legal precedents, in January 2012, the district court rejected TheDirty’s Section 230 defense in a slight and confusing opinion. This allowed the case to go to a jury trial. In the interim, Jones ran into serious legal trouble of her own because she had sex with one of her under-age students. In October 2012, she pleaded guilty to a felony. In a (romantic?) twist, in June 2013 she got engaged to the victim of her crime.

Despite Jones’ criminal behavior, in July 2013 the jury awarded Jones $338,000 in damages (a nice engagement present!). Jury instruction #3 said the jury should hold Richie responsible for users’ submissions–basically, the instruction told the jury to ignore Section 230. For more about the jury award, see TheDirty’s official statement in response to the jury award.

You can read that full article here.

Go Daddy/Afternic Sells $2million in domains for the week

GoDaddy and Afternic’s reportable weekly domain sales for the week of 3/31/14 – 4/6/14.

Total domain sales for the week summed to $2,042,237

The top sale was TailLights.com at $39,200, the domain was registered in 2001 and currently does not resolve. For .us fans Taillights.us dropped and is currently available.

Awesome.de sold for $10,000 and was the top non – com sale.

In thee it matters what the buyer needs department, there was a NNN.net (934.net $1200) sale that sold for only $50 more than a NNNN.net (3210.net $1150)

.COM Sales Price
taillights.com $39200
betm.com $32000
adster.com $20000
SUPERLIFE.com $19000
corporateconnect.com $18500
hokulea.com $15000
sweatershop.com $13000
HGMLS.com $10000
socialwifi.com $10000
starcrunch.com $9000
vidamp.com $8800
topcosales.com $8500
boxi.com $8128
safetynetting.com $7995
UNYQ.com $7950
worsttofirst.com $7500
OnlineRatings.com $7000
wetrip.com $7000
workshopx.com $6000
jabang.com $5801
derailment.com $5688
Unrestored.com $5600
paintmyroom.com $5590
ElegantRealty.com $5500
t1p.com $5500
toolmart.com $5400
intownhomes.com $5000
starkaraoke.com $5000
uvepoxy.com $5000
canadianpower.com $4999
outdoorforums.com $4800
IDLEHANDS.COM $4750
3dp4e.com $4635
makeupartists.com $4540
bid4real.com $4500
fitkom.com $4500
nutracor.com $4500
privateplacementlifeinsurance.com $4500
justjump.com $4488
mp3mixer.com $4388
stadiumevents.com $4388
successfulmom.com $4388
mattressesforless.com $4200
casino-spiele.com $4000
katebaby.com $4000
mdlaboratories.com $4000
USURP.com $4000
housespace.com $3995
stakan.com $3988
4054.com $3900
premiumparty.com $3888
givequick.com $3688
intouchservices.com $3688
mobileconverter.com $3688
productconfigurator.com $3688
freelogoservice.com $3625
splashe.com $3588
4mygirl.com $3500
autoincentives.com $3500
drugdamages.com $3500
akpartners.com $3488
crescentconsulting.com $3488
webcompanion.com $3488
moonmaker.com $3288
EMAILREPLY.com $3250
perfectpots.com $3200
classicfixtures.com $3088
augustpartners.com $3000
cashforclunkersfacts.com $3000
classifind.com $3000
puris.com $3000
talkcontent.com $3000
teammachine.com $3000
theultimate.com $3000
warriorfitness.com $3000
goddesscity.com $2999
BizWest.com $2995
carloanuk.com $2949
familynewsletter.com $2900
pegasusbooks.com $2800
torva.com $2800
lendingcrowd.com $2645
srna.com $2600
timerich.com $2600
sweetheartbakery.com $2590
econverter.com $2588
greg-j.com $2550
1800lockout.com $2500
beliefwear.com $2500
bethditto.com $2500
celebritydbag.com $2500
goips.com $2500
jonbell.com $2500
powerabs.com $2500
privatefloodinsurance.com $2500
organicfinder.com $2499
prostatecancerbiopsy.com $2499
contentarchitecture.com $2488
show2go.com $2450
vrserver.com $2388
americanhomebuyers.com $2288
mustangelectric.com $2195
billionaireblueprint.com $2188
yourwesterndecor.com $2185
thecreativecircle.com $2100
detroitrental.com $2088
nationalsteelfabrication.com $2088
pubdesign.com $2088
aengus.com $2000
bbqbear.com $2000
CrazyBike.com $2000
fashionfiesta.com $2000
firstusfinancial.com $2000
lusir.com $2000
naturalseduction.com $2000
oceanstorage.com $2000
pizzaromana.com $2000
prestamosrapidos.com $2000
savvyrue.com $2000
socialleagues.com $2000
soundsync.com $2000
thepastashoppe.com $2000
truckdriverjob.com $2000
wearevolleyball.com $2000
ylsg.com $2000
420fest.com $1999
sugarnote.com $1999
independententertainment.com $1988
karmavision.com $1988
customtotes.com $1900
ewasteusa.com $1900
loanpool.com $1900
loveriding.com $1900
smartconverter.com $1900
gassign.com $1899
CSMInc.com $1888
explorationdata.com $1888
lilthings.com $1888
lineofscrimmage.com $1888
onlinezip.com $1888
prostatecancerradiation.com $1888
purchaseflowersonline.com $1888
sunlooks.com $1888
sunsavvy.com $1888
susancrenshaw.com $1888
mastersofchange.com $1820
labosco.com $1813
25percent.com $1800
automotivespecialoffers.com $1800
calculatearea.com $1800
ValueGraphic.com $1800
phillipswholesale.com $1799
viralblast.com $1795
williammontgomery.com $1788
GRANITELOANS.COM $1750
helloname.com $1750
shannonbeador.com $1700
talkingyoga.com $1700
onlineimageeditor.com $1699
discounttobacco.com $1688
newhomespot.com $1670
austinlandscapesupply.com $1650
wikiweed.com $1650
discounthangers.com $1649
EPPRAISE.COM $1625
databahn.com $1595
towber.com $1588
turboabs.com $1588
marijuanamall.com $1575
dream-dictionary.com $1550
arcadegamestop.com $1525
bungalowsforsale.com $1520
360Protection.com $1500
ajaxglass.com $1500
alge-stop.com $1500
golfid.com $1500
hodgesrealty.com $1500
walkergroup.com $1500
watchesmarket.com $1499
talkdallas.com $1495
professionalsprogram.com $1488
westlandapartments.com $1449
42111.com $1425
pennyweightonline.com $1425
myroadie.com $1400
flyphoto.com $1375
gamezdownloadfree.com $1350
fallonnv.com $1310
gallico.com $1300
hotelnearme.com $1300
moneymakingexpert.com $1300
blueskytitle.com $1299
goodtimesbar.com $1288
dcnewspress.com $1276
bestmailingprogram.com $1267
homeshoring.com $1250
huntlease.com $1250
locksmithnearby.com $1250
leglengthening.com $1249
zeelu.com $1249
orsim.com $1225
datahelix.com $1200
guestx.com $1200
immersivegames.com $1200
i-saved.com $1200
sdf-solar.com $1200
searchmatic.com $1200
WEARECHOCOLATE.com $1200
ylovers.com $1199
hearthunters.com $1195
beathairloss.com $1188
magicfinger.com $1188
palmbeachremodeling.com $1188
globaladvisers.com $1155
DiscountDungeon.com $1150
jasonhines.com $1150
masseyrealty.com $1150
ammoreloading.com $1149
awaia.com $1149
golfingexecutives.com $1149
catchride.com $1100
elitetechnology.com $1100
mdondemand.com $1100
fabricgeek.com $1088
kidsaction.com $1088
singlemomsrock.com $1088
alfonsomarina.com $1080
cristen.com $1077
emiliewilliams.com $1077
calculatevolume.com $1049
giavanna.com $1010
12688.com $1000
antihostel.com $1000
approvia.com $1000
aspasia.com $1000
babcockenterprises.com $1000
crashmob.com $1000
ediblemarketing.com $1000
experienceargentina.com $1000
hairpainting.com $1000
immortalia.com $1000
livesexadvice.com $1000
piannelli.com $1000
sandbums.com $1000
shoecarousel.com $1000
superwelcome.com $1000
unixon.com $1000
whosgottalent.com $1000
Non .COM Sales Price
awesome.de $10000
healthyheart.org $8200
netting.org $3500
pract.us $3000
y5.net $2650
capitalist.net $2600
ybe.co $2490
rapanui.net $2088
bank.solutions $2000
vro.co $2000
starsong.net $1999
houseofgems.net $1626
dmhs.net $1600
240inpratica.net $1500
comst.org $1500
danve.net $1500
equy.net $1500
pooch.me $1500
maverick.biz $1499
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