Godaddy has been changing their home page quite a bit over the last couple of months, with one blogger noticing that all references to new gTLD’s were dropped altogether from the home page 10 days ago.
Look at Godaddy.com today and new gTLD’s have taken over the home page, the entire home page above the fold.
The fact that Godaddy is pushing hard on the new gTLD’s isn’t surprising considering the high profit margins registrars can make from new gTLD’s well above and beyond .com domains
.Guru for example are being sold on Godaddy for $39.95 while domain name registrar Encirca.com is selling .Guru domains for $30.
That a $10 per domain profit right off the bat for .Guru for Godaddy and of course Encirca is making money at $30 so Godaddy.com profit margin is even higher.