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3 questions on buying from Godaddy expired domain auction

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews started by Kassey Lee, Feb 11, 2019.

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  1. Kassey Lee

    Kassey Lee 域名世界 VIP

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    Just started buying domains at the Godaddy expired domain auction.

    1.
    The new expiration date seems to be less than a year. I bought some domains last month and also this month and their expiration dates range from Oct to Dec 2019. So we essentially are paying for the overdue period of the previous owner, right?

    2.
    Godaddy always adds tax to the billing even though I have filled out the form indicating I'm non US resident. Any way to remove the tax component?

    3.
    I want billing be done in US$ for comparison purpose. Even though I've changed the payment and credit card pages to indicate US$ but they always revert back to US$ after I save the pages. Any help?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. forge

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    1. Right now most seem to expire very early Jan. 2020, so a bit over one month out. October or even Nov. would seem unusual imo. Does it depend on losing registrar (if not GoDaddy)? I'm not sure.

    2. Isn't the tax simply ICANN fee (?tax) and not sales tax? ($0.18, no exemption from that).
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  3. Kassey Lee

    Kassey Lee 域名世界 VIP

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    Thanks for the quick comment.

    #1 My bad! I read the dates incorrectly and yes, all will expire in December 2019 for purchases in January.

    #2. Here's the recipe of my latest purchase from Godaddy Closeout. Currency NZ$

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    Auctions Expired Domain
    xxxx.com
    Item Number: 738
    Quantity: 1
    Term: 1

    List Price: $14.51
    Purchase Price: $14.51
    ICANN Fee: $0.00
    Discount: $0.00
    Subtotal: $14.51
    Tax (15.00%): $2.18
    Total: $16.69

    .COM Domain Renewal
    xxxx.com
    Item Number: 19010
    Quantity: 1
    Term: 1
    List Price: $25.99
    Purchase Price: $25.99
    ICANN Fee: $0.29
    Discount: $7.80
    Subtotal: $18.48
    Tax (15.00%): $2.77
    Total: $21.25
    Subtotal: $32.70
    Fees: $0.29
    Taxes: $4.95
    Total: $37.94 NZD
    =====
    You can clearly see the 15% tax despite the fact that I have already filled out the payment form indicating the non US resident status.

    #3 The currency issue seems to have gone now, after several days of futile attempt. Now the US$ currency unit seems to stick after my latest attempt this morning.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  4. forge

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    15% tax, ouch! I would suggest emailing [email protected] to have them look into that, if you haven't already.
     
  5. tldboss

    tldboss Top Member VIP

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    It depends on your billing information (Government requirement, thus why the taxes differ from country to country, I do not believe Godaddy can change this, I pay 20%).

    Suggest, you read the following

    https://nz.godaddy.com/help/godaddy-sales-tax-and-other-taxes-24719
    https://nz.godaddy.com/help/godaddy-sales-tax-24720
    https://nz.godaddy.com/help/countries-in-which-godaddy-is-collecting-taxes-24731

    GoDaddy tax exempt customers
    https://nz.godaddy.com/help/godaddy-tax-exempt-customers-24724

    Maybe @Joe Styler can provide more details / clarify
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  6. Kassey Lee

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    Excellent links! Thanks. That solved the mystery. Yes, those living in NZ must pay that 15% consumption tax.
     
  7. Joe Styler

    Joe Styler Aftermarket Product Manager GoDaddy Staff Afternic Staff PRO VIP

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    We only collect the taxes we need to and send them on to the respective governments. When you file your taxes you can show these receipts to your accountant and have them determine if you are eligible for a refund or not.
     

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