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Joe Styler

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I wanted to make sure everyone saw this announcement last week. https://domainnamewire.com/2022/07/13/godaddy-improves-expired-domain-pullbacks-expands-api-access/

The gist of it is we made two long asked for changes on the auctions. This is due in large part to the complete auctions redo we are in the middle of behind the scenes and currently on the new Search experience and homepage. More to come this year.

1. Anyone can use the auctions API now for closeouts. We will open this up for all auctions later this year but for right now it is limited to closeout domains. This is one of the most requested things I have had since taking over auctions about a year ago. It is now live.

2. We changed the timeline for 3rd party expired domains (non GoDaddy expired domains) on the auctions. This means that now it is almost always too late for a past owner to renew the domain after the auction ends. This means less surprises when you win a domain you should get it.

There is one big caveat. One partner stream we could not do this with. But ALL partners 2 days after the auctions end you should be able to know for sure you get the domain. There used to be a maximum of 10 days post auction end in the old system so this is a huge difference. Almost all the domains that are won now will be fulfilled. Almost all auctions end now at a time when it is too late for the current owner to renew the domain.

What that caveat means is that if you have a large payment for an auction pay 48 hours post auction and you should be in the more or less guaranteed fulfillment window for your auction win and not have to fear a refund and cancellation.

There are smaller caveats of course, death, technical issues, etc but by and large you will get the domain if you win.


These were two BIG pain points customers made known to me and they were not easy fixes but we got them done. There are more exciting things coming on auctions this year. Stay tuned.
 
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AEProgram

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Thank You!

I am doing some tests and from what I understand after reviewing the PDF is that if someone wants to monitor a domain / closeout for a specific price (50, 40, 30 etc) they would first need to use

GetAuctionDetailsByDomainName - to get when the current price will end?

Then

closeoutDomainPriceKey - to get the price key

and finally

InstantPurchaseCloseoutDomain - to buy the name

I see that we now have access to closeoutDomainPriceKey and InstantPurchaseCloseoutDomain which means that we could manually set a specific time to buy the domain.

Can GD give access to GetAuctionDetailsByDomainName so we could get the details of when the auction ends so we could attempt to snap it up quick?

Or is there another way to do this?
 

Mytz.com

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Thank You!GD is good
 

Samer

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THIS TELLS ME YOU LISTEN!!
The “API” issue was a gray area felt vague; to privileged; no formula given; who qualified for GD api? Thank you!

Renewal post-GD auction was biggest gripe. Made question legitimacy of all Godaddy expired Auctions; nothing like renewing at end of auction —felt “purpose” owner gauge market at expense of those bidding.

Thank you for these overdue changes.

@Joe Styler and @Paul Nicks credit for listening!!

Samer
 
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Nikhil Jain

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Joe,
This means less surprises when you win a domain you should get it
Joe, I truly appreciate the efforts of GD team to make it a better experience for all.

But something is yet broken. In the last 24 hours I have received 4 order cancellation notices from GD for 4 of my closeout purchases. All were .coms, and all domains are at Tucows.

Also, none of those domains have got renewed at Tucows till this point, yet the orders cancelled. I did message you the order details and request you to please look into it.

This was never the case with Tucows earlier and so I feel something has broken somewhere. Please look into it, as it's a drain of efforts and time with every cancelled order.
 

twiki

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Joe,
Joe, I truly appreciate the efforts of GD team to make it a better experience for all.

But something is yet broken. In the last 24 hours I have received 4 order cancellation notices from GD for 4 of my closeout purchases. All were .coms, and all domains are at Tucows.

Also, none of those domains have got renewed at Tucows till this point, yet the orders cancelled. I did message you the order details and request you to please look into it.

This was never the case with Tucows earlier and so I feel something has broken somewhere. Please look into it, as it's a drain of efforts and time with every cancelled order.
I would bet Tucows is the partner they could not arrange things with (caveat).
 

Joe Styler

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There was an issue we were aware of that should now be resolved but you may still see some stragglers for the next few days.