Download the free GoDaddy Investor app to watch, bid & win

Never miss another domain auction

Welcome to the world of tomorrow, where emerging technologies continue to shrink workweeks and give you more time to relax on the beach. Or, for many us, enable us to work on planes, trains and at our kids’ soccer games.

As I write this I’m in Los Angeles, hundreds of miles away from my home and office. Next week I’ll be in Las Vegas. My phone, laptop and a solid WiFi connection are the only tools I need to stay connected and productive. This is typical of many people today. We are on the go more and need to be able to work from anywhere, simply to keep up with the competition.

That’s certainly true if you’re a domain investor. No matter where you are, you need to keep up-to-date with the latest domain auctions, see changes in real time, and act fast. Technology can make the difference between losing a prized domain and walking away with the asset you need to take your business to the next level.

Finally, there’s an app for that!

Introducing the GoDaddy Investor mobile app

Whether you are an Apple fanatic like me or a die-hard Android user, the new GoDaddy Investor mobile app lets you take advantage of our expiring domain auctions from anywhere you have an Internet connection and mobile device. Now, it’s easy to stay on top of your domain auctions on the go. You can watch and bid directly from the app on your mobile device — and it’s free.

GoDaddy Investor, the new mobile app made for our domain investors, helps you to win valuable pre-owned domain names anytime, anywhere.

At the touch of a button you can:

  • Monitor auctions in real time
  • Bid on domains and know immediately if you’re the highest bidder or have been outbid
  • See the auction history for each domain, including how many bidders there are and how much they’ve bid
  • View auctions on your watch list
  • Place proxy bids
  • Use Auctions PIN or TouchID to re-authenticate
GoDaddy Investor app Watching screen
As seen on an iPhone 6, GoDaddy Investor enables you to watch auctions no matter where you are. The app also allows you to quickly see the time remaining on auctions and sorts the lists automatically by those ending soonest.
GoDaddy Investor app Outbid screen
GoDaddy Investor makes it easy to auto bid the next highest bid increment on anything you’re outbid on. You can also set a proxy bid, which will automatically bid the next highest increment for you any time you are outbid until it hits your limit. This is handy if you want to set a bid limit or do not want to watch the entire auction.
GoDaddy Investor app Winning screen
Easily toggle between names you are winning, names you need to increase your bids on, or see them all at once ordered by auction end time.
GoDaddy Investor app winning detail screen
You can increase your bid on the fly with the touch of a button. The amount is pre-filled for the next bid increment automatically, which saves time and typing.

Watching and bidding on expiring domains just got a whole lot easier.

One of my favorite features? The ability to set favorites within the list of names you are bidding on or watching, and then filter by those results only. This allows power users to focus on key domain names and cut to the chase during live auctions, when split-second decisions really count.

How to download the GoDaddy Investor app

Go to the App Store to download the new GoDaddy Investor app for iOS.

Go to Google Play to download the new GoDaddy Investor app for Android.

What’s next for GoDaddy Investor?

We developed this app closely with some of our customers, who beat it up and let us know what they liked and what functionality they’d like to see added to the app. As a result, the first release of GoDaddy Investor is pretty amazing — and we’ve got plans to make it even more robust with improvements like push notifications and expanded ability to bid on and watch other auction types.

Want to profit from your domain portfolio? GoDaddy Domain Appraisals provides you with comparable domain name sales to help you determine the best Buy, List or Sale Price for your domains.


Also published on Medium.

Joe Styler
Joe Styler serves as product manager for the aftermarket at GoDaddy. He’s responsible for marketplace products including any purchase, sale, or monetization of a domain name. During his nine-year tenure at GoDaddy Joe has served in a variety of directorial and supervisory roles. His passion is seeing his customers become successful in their business goals when using the aftermarket. He has been interested helping people with transactions on the Internet for more than 20 years. Joe received his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Masters in Divinity from Gordon Conwell in Massachusetts.