Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews, started by Ms Domainer, May 9, 2012
Thank you, sdsinc.
Staying on the recent .us auction bandwagon, anyone here bid on any of the good expiring Dynadot auctions from today? Was suprised I got a one worder for a bit over minimum.
I didn't see any good ones today
I saw some average ones
But before you think I'm just mean...
About 5 years ago I had an idea for a great site (imho) but I couldn't find a good name for it. I looked for about 3 years and forgot all about it.
Yesterday I saw a .US that was *perfect* for the site I had forgotten about so of course I picked it up.
So in the madness I picked up one. Probably less than good.. and average but goes with the .US and I *will* make good use of it! :sold:
*fingers crossed not renewed*
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Just noticed you said Dynadot... lol.. I don't ever look there because I've bid 3 times and always renewed. Figure it's easy to put on a backorder if I really want it.
I grabbed a couple. I expect most of them to be renewed. That is what normally happens on Dynadot.
Slightly off topic.
Wrestling.ME is still without bid over at the Sedo.me auction. Might be worth a gander.
GreenParenting . com just transferred over to my account...
BusinessReviews.com leads the way for May Go Daddy Auction report.
That hugg.me for $25,001 is interesting. Says coming soon on the site, wonder if it was huggme.com, that huggme pillow or something else.
I just got called from my Godaddy rep and those idiots are suspending my GD auctions account because they think I had contacted the previous owner and bought the names directly from them.
In my case, it isn't even true but they didn't care. I explained that I was a partial owner in the names to begin with and they refused and closed the account.
Partial owner before they expired ?
Even if you had what difference does it/would it make?
I don't have a problem with anyone contacting someone who has an expiring name. The original registrant may be more entitled to a holiday bonus than godaddy.
Godaddy needs to cut this crap out.
What do they expect? GD has set up an auction model which encourages loopholes and, consequently, nefarious backdoor behavior.
If they don't want former owners to transfer/sell expired names, then they need to lock those domains and place them in "hold" until a redemption fee is paid.
THIS IS ALLOWABLE UNDER THE ICANN AGREEMENT.
And once that fee is paid, then the owner is free to do whatever.
Going after auction members on "suspicions" is just plain bad business.
Not sure if they are allowed...but they could provide their domain customers with Free Privacy settings.
1) Be a huge selling tool for them
2) Act as a shield for their paranoia of losing a buck on what they consider backdoor sales
3) Also alleviate the garbage coming from spammers that grab whois email addresses - although I wouldn't have known about a great parking company if that were the case!
4) Save me some money on a couple domains I have paid privacy on.
Just a thought!
What do you mean exactly ? You were bidding on domains that you were a co-owner of ?
Maybe they thought shill bidding of some sort.
Expired auctions or the regular ones?
Shill bidding on an auction you don't profit from would be interesting - unless the name was renewed... ah, I gets it.
I see, but how would they know that?
Easy to figure out shill bidding activity. We may not know the identity of "Bidder 1," but Godaddy would.
GD could Simply match up names of bidder 1 and owner of expired domain.
Now if the owner had a friend do a shill bid, that might be problematic, which is why one should be careful when bidding on any domain auction.
The privacy idea would not work with .us because privacy isn't allowed.
Also, the savvier aftermarket buyer has all the tools he/she needs to check domain history.
The only way this sort of behavior can be curtailed is to start the aftermarket auctions later and create a domain lock that really works.
Godaddy needs to stop hiding behind ICANN rules that don't exist.
IMO .ME is a terrible investment. I understand that alot of hacks have sold successfuly. The extension just looks like every other cctld during landrush... great for initial purchase and immediate resell for profit.
I do not see the long term value at the moment.
Thank you for thinking of me though!
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Might want to read the .me thread.
I have. Am I missing something?
If it .ME was still landrush, in retrospect I would have bought and flipped for profit immediately to other domainers.
I still do not believe the "actual" value is there yet.
Its value is strictly speculative, as a whole, the enitre world, aka endusers, are not clamoring to get their .ME domain.
At least not yet.
I will not label it as a buy until there is real demand by endusers.
Just my opinion.
Ironic, the .US is just like the U.S., no privacy allowed!!
Because it's been 4 years now since general availability and the prices are going up and so is the interest, not down. As far as end users, .com is still the best, always will be but a lot of startups have been using the extension. All that is in that long thread.
That is an interesting policy!
Separate names with a comma.