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Afternic and GoDaddy don't exactly see eye-to-eye...

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Got an email this morning from Afternic congratulating me on a domain sale.

Problem is, I haven't owned that domain for over a year. It was regged with GoDaddy and I let it expire.

This name was listed on the Afternic site, but I set up my Afternic account years ago. And since GoDaddy now owns Afternic, I figured any changes in my GoDaddy account would be reflected in my Afternic inventory (i.e., I let a name drop from my GoDaddy inventory, it would automatically drop it from my Afternic inventory).

Guess I was wrong.
 
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Got an email this morning from Afternic congratulating me on a domain sale.

Problem is, I haven't owned that domain for over a year. It was regged with GoDaddy and I let it expire.

This name was listed on the Afternic site, but I set up my Afternic account years ago. And since GoDaddy now owns Afternic, I figured any changes in my GoDaddy account would be reflected in my Afternic inventory (i.e., I let a name drop from my GoDaddy inventory, it would automatically drop it from my Afternic inventory).

Guess I was wrong.
Congrats, on the sale you may need to pay a redemption fee to get domain back I think you have like 28 days after expiry. 16 with no fee after that fees for redemption.
 
Congrats, on the sale you may need to pay a redemption fee to get domain back I think you have like 28 days after expiry. 16 with no fee after that fees for redemption.
Daniel. I don't want the name back. I'm just trying to shine a spotlight on Afternic/GoDaddy practices that allows a domain listed on Afternic (from long ago) to remain on site even after GoDaddy has removed it from my inventory (because I didn't want it anymore, so I let it expire).

Aren't GoDaddy & Afternic synced up?
 
I doubt it. They are separate entities of the same branch of company (to avoid a monopoly).
 

LoveCatchyDomains

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Got an email this morning from Afternic congratulating me on a domain sale.

Problem is, I haven't owned that domain for over a year. It was regged with GoDaddy and I let it expire.
Ask them if you can have some of the profit!
 

karmaco

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The problem is you dropped a name that someone else picked up and neither one of you updated your Afternic portfolios for a year.

If the name doesn’t drop it stays on Afternic until deleted or sold.

It up to you to keep your account up to date. Not AN or GD.
 

Bean

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Well, I've had something similar happen to me within Godaddy itself. A Godaddy broker contacted me with an offer from a client regarding a name that I had listed on their marketplace. Only thing is I'd already sold the domain 6-7 months earlier that year and I'm pretty sure I removed the listing from Godaddy. What really sucks is that it was a pretty damn good first offer too, I'd sold the domain for quite a bit less.
Another instance, this time from Afternic, I got the congratulations your domain has sold email for a domain I had not owned for more than 3 years lol. As it turned out, it was a domain I had sold to Namepros member, I got in touch with him and luckily he was able to close the deal on his end :xf.smile:
 

Ste Ven

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It up to you to keep your account up to date. Not AN or GD.
While it would be nice if they would sync up ~ Its ultimately up to you to keep your records in order.