Tips for the New GoDaddy Domain Manager – Domain Name Wire

Sorry, the old domain manager is gone. Here are some tips for using the new domain manager.

GoDaddy customers have had access to the company’s “new” domain manager for some time now. But last week the company removed access to its old account manager, forcing customers to use the latest dashboard.

Thus, customers who were still using the old view are now forced to use the new one. Like everything, change is difficult. Here are some tips to make managing your domains easier with the new dashboard.

Group search

Just like the old interface, the new interface allows you to extract multiple domain names at once to perform tasks on them. The way you select domains is very different in the new one though.

To bulk search your portfolio, paste a list of domains into the search bar. Leave a space between each domain or paste a textual list of domains, one per line. This will only display the selected domains. Note: Do not put commas between domains.

Edit columns

Each domain is listed with relevant data. You can select the columns you want to display by clicking “Edit Columns”. An interesting option here is the “creation date”, which indicates when the domain was first registered based on Whois.

Other useful columns include nameservers (quickly see if a domain is pointing to the wrong place), date of ownership (shows when you acquired the domain), and renewal price (especially handy if you own many TLDs different).

Filtered

The filter option to the right of Edit Columns allows you to limit your list of domains based on certain parameters. A good example is to only find domains expiring next month. Although you can sort your domains by expiration date, filtering makes it easier to see only the domains you need to review.

GoDaddy Account Manager filter functionality.  Shows a screenshot of the filter options for viewing your domains, such as by expiration date or renewal status

Tip for contact changes

One frustrating thing with the new domain manager is how you accept internal transfers. If someone transfers ten domains from their GoDaddy account to yours, the system asks you to change your details one domain at a time rather than applying a change to all domains.

However, there is a workaround. Rather than changing contact information when accepting domains, go ahead and accept all domains as is. Once they’re in your account, do a bulk update to change ownership information for all domains at once.

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