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Adam Dicker out at TDNAM

Located in Domain Industry News started by insideoutside, Jan 20, 2010.

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  1. insideoutside

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    Adam Dicker has "left GoDaddy to pursue other opportunities effective immediately" or however that corporate mumbo-jumbo goes.

    Bottom line, Dicker is no longer running TDNAM/after market stuff for GD any more.
     
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  2. labrocca

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    Semi-interesting news.

    I never felt that was a good fit for either party.
     
  3. Freshfroot

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    A Damn Dick Her...

    LOL better than my school teachers name.

    Donald McDonald

    LOL :D
     
  4. HeyNow

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    Good riddance! Dicker screwed TDNAM clueless customers by bidding on names at TDNAM auctions while VP of TDNAM at Godaddy! Of course the clueless customers did not know they were bidding against a Godaddy insider, and probably had to increase bids because Dicker was driving up prices.

    Dicker obtained spyware.us by bidding against clueless suckers at a TDNAM auction.

    I heard that Godaddy kicked Dicker to the curb, because Dicker was an ethically-challenged blemish on Godaddy.

    History has proven that Dicker is willing to screw the customers of the company he works for.

    Good riddance Dicker.
     
  5. DotUSDomains

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    I remember the spyware.us auction like it was last week :) ( i was in it for a while) till it hit $3000,

    Was shocked, but not upset when i found out dicker won the auction.
    He Never made an impact at tdnam thats made any news.

    I think domainers working for domain related companies is not the best use of that domainers time.
    A match made in hell IMHO!
     
  6. tech4

    tech4 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Auction site employee biding against customers. Very unethical and he's running DNF. Some kind of public apology or statement is needed.

    Is there any link to any public story ?
     
  7. web-web

    web-web Guest Guest

    thats why the godaddy ads from DNF has been removed?:bingo:
     
  8. Michelle

    Michelle Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    He is also a fellow member here and Namepros does ask that personal attacks are left out of discussions.

    Please remember that :)

    Many thanks
     
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  9. RTM

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    I agree about avoiding personal attacks... I haven't seen an official announcement from GoDaddy anywhere either; at least not on their news releases page... ?
     
  10. HeyNow

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    Go Daddy Bans Employees From Bidding on Domains | Epicenter | Wired.com

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    Domain Name Wire » News » GoDaddy Bans Employees from Bidding on TDNAM - The Domain Industry's News Source

    ---------- Post added at 05:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:46 PM ----------


    I am also a "fellow member" here, and feel offended that you would discourage fellow members from posting the TRUTH. Others here are not responsible for the reprehensible behavior of Adam Dicker, and we should not be discouraged from enlightening other "fellow members" about the ethically-challenged players in the domain industry. If Dicker, as a Godaddy insider, did not bid against other TDNAM bidders, then labeling him a schmuck would be an unfounded personal attack. Mentioning that he screwed clueless TDNAM bidders by driving up prices at those auctions is merely speaking the TRUTH. He was VP of TDNAM auctions at Godaddy while bidding at those auctions. He had access to insider information while bidding.

    I don't care if he's a "fellow member" here. That doesn't mean he gets a pass for screwing Godaddy TDNAM customers.

    You can ban me if you like, then you can be on the record as having banned a truthful poster, in favor of a schmuck who bid against you and I at TDNAM auctions while working for the auctioneer. The choice is yours.
     
  11. mis_chiff

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    Post all the truth you'd like, just don't have the type of personal attack
    like the one you had at the end of that post.

    I'll PM it to you in case you forgot what it was ;)
     
  12. biznews

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    HeyNow is right. Why let people of authority a free pass? A cop always has to adhere to a higher standard, and so does a politician among many.

    DNF has been banning members left and right for (at various times) unproven, minor and outright silly infractions. Tons of reputation were soiled in the mud by members spreading lies about another, without any evidence.

    Dicker gets a free pass with his reputation intact. What he did was not only wrong, but outright "unforgivable". This thread would be unmanageable if it was some lesser known crook. Check DNF legal thread for members bashing "domain thieves" and "scam artists". Such are the ways of the world. How is Dicker's actions any different?

    Have balls, then speak the truth. There are far too many, who will kiss ass and at the least, keep quiet.
     
  13. tech4

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    Thanks for the link. I orginally thought it was something new discovered in 2010.

    The news dated back to June of 2008.
    2 years ago and still in the show.

    At least snapname is offering remedies to its customers.
    Is GoDday issuing anyone a refund or rebate ? I guess they over looked this till now?
     
  14. gemstar

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    I collect old comics as well. There was a highly respectable dealer that was caught a few years ago by selling mint books only to be caught when many collectors found out their books were trimmed to make the appearance of a better grade book. This was a big impact in the comic book industry. Domains or any any collectable industry there is always a bad apple. They have to be accountable for their actions.
    Domain investing is still sketchy when bidding against others as the possibility remains that anything is possible.
     
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  15. tech4

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    Did Web-Web get suspended for making this comment "thats why the godaddy ads from DNF has been removed?" ?

    Just a question, because I don't think that deserves a suspension.
    Its his/her only post and got suspended. WOW.
     
  16. mrjohn

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    That's where the high margin on the upside risk comes from.
     
  17. mis_chiff

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    Thanks for the opinion on what you think deserves a suspension or not,
    and for the concern of web-web, but no, the comment is not why his account was closed.
     
  18. Michelle

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    I think you need a chill pill :)

    I am not defending anyone, passing comment or taking any sides - I was just upholding rules of the forum for not making personal attacks.

    If you have the truth backed up by facts by all means post them. If you have an opinion - great but I am sure as an adult you can type these in a way that does not break the rules. :)

    Likewise if someone was to make a public attack to you - I would have done the same.

    Not sure why you think I would ban you?

    ---------- Post added at 04:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:25 PM ----------

    As my fellow mod said, this had nothing to do with this thread.

    Not sure why you would think we would ban for this and not look at a maybe bigger picture?
     
  19. tech4

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    I saw the nick making only 1 post (1) and got account suspended.
     
  20. Michelle

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    Yes and that is all you saw :)

    I can understand that you may feel this was the reason but would ask you to give me, us and Namepros more credit. Members have accounts reviewed for different reasons ..

    :)
     
  21. Vito

    Vito Domain Names Matter Gold Account VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Most of the time, If someone comes in this Forum and makes one solitary statement, or arguement I would assume they are duplicate accounts.
    Maybe the guy had some inside info and didn't wanna tarnish his real "User Name" reputation?
    Who knows - Just a hunch.

    Maybe that would solve my problem...I usually say too much, :lol:
     
  22. TheBaldOne

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    I am a member at both DN and here, obviously the later as I am posting here.

    I remember when Adam Dicker bidding in the NAM auctions caused some to go way overboard, the general feeling amoung some was that he as an employee (and perhaps especially as a VP) should not be allowed to bid on domains, and this was all because 'he MIGHT have insider information'!

    Well let me assure you that in my opinion Adam Dicker is no fool, if he wanted to bid anywhere on any domain aftermarket site and not be recognised as the bidder he could do it (as we all could) and wipe the trail so that it would take a miriad of possies to even start to uncover his tracks. But the thing is that he did not try hiding his bidding anymore than anyone else, so that puts a total lid on the 'conspiracy' theories (and that is all they are with no evidence at all to substantiate the accusations) that were and are again being raised.

    Undoubtedly over days, weeks, and even months ahead various reasons for the split will be given and rumoured, but here in the UK, as in the US and Canada a person is 'generally' presumed innocent until proven guilty. In the years that I have been associated with this business I have had the odd tussle with Adam - nothing major, but I assure you he has never ever in my opinion used either his position or insider knowledge of my dealings to his advantage. Indeed, on one occasion when the rights and wrongs of a tussle were shall we say evenly divided he bowed because his integrity was more important to him than making money.

    Adam Dicker is just a man (like most of us on here), he is no saint and I do not mean to try to paint him as one. But to have accusations bounded about based on suppositions is ludicrous behaviour, especially against someone who on numerous occasions, to my personal knowledge, has given his time, experience and expertise to helping others without seeking or expecting reward.

    The owners of both forums (DN and NP) have it in their power, if they so wished, to gain information about each of us domainers, and it is my belief that both gentlemen do not act in such a duplicitous manner. We as domainers are lucky in my opinion that the owners of the two major forums for our industry are to be respected. Evidenceless based accusations and accusations based on pure hypothetical possibilities are neither worth while in themselves nor worthy of the members.
     
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  25. tech4

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    According to the story posted by domainnews. Insider bidding happened to be the VP of GD.

    I think the point of the thread was not to determine if GD,Snapname,or Pool had some kind of insider bidding to increase prices, but rather to have a meaningful discussion about insider bidding done by VP or high up the chain from the auction houses.

    The results are higher prices for consumer to pay when they bid. Is there any accountability, if a VP can bid against a customer, everyone in the auction company probably can do it and get away too. Is this something that domainers' customers want? There need to be some kind of action like legal action against such behaviors. I was bidding in Pool at some of their names, and I had the same thing happened but I couldn't figure out if it was just another bidder or someone from the company bidding my domain prices up skyrocketing, in the end, I had to pay more to get the domain, much more like 10x more. I could not prove it that there was insider bidding at Pool. But its proven that there are insider bidding at Snapnames by their VP and they have taken action, including legal action. But at GD what are they doing? Is the industry like this where average domainers cannot say anything because it happneed to be someone like a VP of some large company we are offending?

    There has to be some accountability to stock holders, customers, and the public. It cost domainers money. IF the domain industry was regulated by the FTC, (are they) maybe they should take a look into this. OR the SEC.
     

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