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Examiner.com gets renewed will GoDaddy ever fix their auctions?

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews started by equity78, Oct 30, 2019.

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @bmugford summed it up perfectly

    Some thoughts on this -

    1.) The change certainly doesn't seem all that beneficial to registrants in my view. While it might be rare domains are redeemed after day 30, it does happen and sometimes for very valid reasons like illness.

    2.) This is a massive change to registrant's rights to only give (3) weeks notice, especially if it has was being worked on for a year as Paul said above.

    3.) This change will obviously stop the free appraisal game where an owner will let the domain expire then transfer it out after it ends. It will also stop after the auction bidder circumvention.

    4.) If the auction schedule is not being changed, it means it will still go to auction on day 26. That gives the registrant 4-5 days after it goes to auction where they can still renew it.

    5.) For a multi-billion dollar company with massive resources, I am not sure why GoDaddy can't figure out the timing when it comes to auctions. Other venues like NameJet that deal in expired domains when the auction starts it can no longer be redeemed. If the redemption period is 30 days, why not start the auction after that period?

    Brad
     
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  2. Keith

    Keith Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I get that. It is my understanding though that once an expired domain receives a bid it is not renewable.
    So good to know I can contact registrants of expired domains to buy straight up!
     
  3. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No that was never the rule, because 1 bid can happen day 26, their tos says you have til day 30.

    Keith people are contacting these people every day, I have heard of people hiring interns or assistants to make calls. Any good name at GoDaddy expiring is getting a million calls.

    Plus there are some and a few were members here, who contact everyone not looking to make money, but as one told me many years ago, "I just don't want them to rip off these business owners that built something for pennies on the dollar"
     
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  4. Keith

    Keith Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Cool, so I have 4 days beyond expiry to track down owners and make offers. This is fantastic news!

    The best part is that godaddy can’t accuse me of circumventing an auction because it’s not legally binding for the first stint!!
     
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  5. TERADOMAIN

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    Little correction.

    Auction start date is approximately 24th day..

    You may have 6 days approximately after auction start to look for owner.

    Thanks
     
  6. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You got a lot of company.
     
  7. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I believe it's 26
     
  8. TERADOMAIN

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    Vomit.com expired on October 6th.

    Its confusing sometimes. 24th to 26th day. Hard to understand sometimes.

    Thanks
     
  9. Keith

    Keith Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I built my portfolio on this model, well before people caught on. Then godaddy tried to say I was circumventing the auction process. Now that it’s clear in the rule book, I’ll go after newly expired domains all day.
     
  10. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yeah you are right, they can't even get that right. Because Tik.net expired 9/26 started 10/21 others work out to 24 days and others 26.
     
  11. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Oh sure, I knew guys who had teams a decade ago, GoDaddy will still ban if they find out and reading the forum might not be a help because they will be looking out for people.
     
  12. Keith

    Keith Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If a domain can be renewed at any point, it’s not the property of godaddy. I’d challenge their system in court any day if they tried to manipulate my account.
     
  13. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It would be interesting to challenge I think someone could win but have not looked at it completely. Would the juice be worth squeeze if it wasn't a six figure domain?

    I remember when DU went after you in the L7 thread, did you get your account back?

    https://www.namepros.com/threads/l7-com-sells-for-60k.927190/page-3#post-5382214
     
  14. Keith

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    Yes, my auction standings are good. They were 100% wrong in that case btw. They accused me of circumventing an auction that I did not bid in. Go figure...
     
  15. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Oh that's good, and yes you do have to wonder what do they think they are standing on? The domain doesn't belong to them, and let's be honest someone could not be a customer and do this all the time, they have no means against anyone like that.
     
  16. stub

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    But did he explain what the extenuating circumstances are? I'm sure they wouldn't apply to me :(
     
  17. Recons.Com

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    Probably someone contacted the owners/ admins, offered fraction of the auction amount for renewal and transfer.
     
  18. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TLDInvestors.com TheDomains Staff PRO Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes Stub

    Now Paul replied

    Cant enumerate all possible issues that could come up (death or other hardships as an example). I'm not a fan of zero-tolerance policies; there should always be room for nuance.

    To which I replied


    Jane Both's daughter has a different story on your policies https://www.thedomains.com/2018/01/22/lady-responsible-blockchain-names-idea-godaddy/#comment-231424 She roasted GoDaddy
     
  19. DanSanchez

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    Godaddy steals domains, this domain included! I'm glad to see the original owners removed their property from the thieving hands of Godaddy.

    This reply should be posted everywhere in this forum.

     
  20. stub

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    Except in the case of Jane Pantalone’s daughter. GoDaddy just make these things up as they go along. Outrageous. What chance do we have? Zero to none is my guess.

    It took over a month to resolve them closing my account without reason, or because I followed the instructions of my account manager. It was touch and go. I had to appeal their decision 4 times, before it went my way. Luckily none of my 360 domains were close to expiring. I don't think I would have been given any leeway in this situation.

    I think the only way to handle these situations would be to appeal to @Paul Nicks, personally. At least then he cannot complain that he didn't know.
     
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  21. Recons.Com

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    Did someone from GD respond about JP's daughter's allegations that they went through the whole process as required and still were denied the access to the account? And why she just did not give them password to the account and the phone associated with the account. That is all you need for true access, right?
     
  22. wwwweb

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    The son actually had access to the account, and was able to renew some of the domains, but the ones that had gone to auction he could not recover as he stated on namepros. Ironically enough they live in Phoenix also.
     
  23. Recons.Com

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    So why he did not renew the ones that went to auction? That makes no sense, sorry.
     
  24. wwwweb

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    I was told once a domain has a bid it can’t be recovered by the original owner.

    I learned find first hand as I purchased a name, and forgot to set auto renew, it went in auction, had a bid, so I had to outbid Huge Domains a few hundred bucks to win it back, instead of paying $90 redemption fee.

    However this corporation which is most likely an it guy forgot, or their cc expired was able to rescue it?
     
  25. DanSanchez

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    Because godaddy purposefully "disappears" them from your account and support is trained to deny you the right to renew them. It's a sham and a risk to work with Gocrappy.
     

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