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GoDaddy.com is up for sale!

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by Picorio, Oct 4, 2019

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  1. Picorio

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    While searching online, I recently found out that the domain name GoDaddy.com is up for sale at Afternic.com.
    The seller is asking 8 figures for such domain. The exact price tag is $49,999,999.

    The question here is: is this a fake sale or what? Isn't this name owned by GoDaddy? If not, can the most successful domain name register company in the world - GODADDY- afford to buy this PREMIUM domain? Isn't it a trademark? Is there any legal issues to worry about if it's purchased by someone not related to the domain register giant?

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    According to Estibot, the terms Go Daddy has 450,000 exact monthly searches!
     
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  2. Mohammed Azheruddin

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    Hahaha. I think this is best joke I ever seen.

    May be its miss spelt .

    Godaddy is billion dollar business and why they sell there name .

    Personal advice Think before you post

    Thanks
     
  3. Sheogorath

    Sheogorath Top Contributor VIP

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    LOL :laugh:
    Interesting find.

    @Joe Styler Can you explain ? :)
    This only reinforces the idea that Afternic should implement domain ownership verification.
    Anyone can list any domain as long as it is not listed yet, like facebook.com.
    Please consider implementing domain ownership verification as it was suggested like a million times before.
     
  4. Picorio

    Picorio Established Member

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    @Sheogorath thank you for sharing your thoughts! Yes it better be a joke or something like that! Yes, I definitely agree with you that Afternic should implement "ownership verification " before allowing someone to place a domain on sale in their platform.
     

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  5. Sheogorath

    Sheogorath Top Contributor VIP

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    I'm already aware that it is not really for sale.
    There are many fake domain listings on Afternic.
    I asked @Joe Styler to add domain ownership verification so such weird stuff will not happen.
    I had to ask Afternic staff to remove several of my domains from Afternic when I found they were already listed.
    Domain ownership verification is a MUST have in this business since it can give buyers more security when searching the marketplace and there won't be fake & weird listings all over the place.

    Btw estibot.com appraisal is useless, like all other automated domain appraisal tools.
    It is only useful when checking for trademarks.
    I strongly suggest to avoid basing domain valuation based on this tool.
     
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  6. equity78

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  7. Haroon Basha

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    goda.png The listing is still there till this moment at Afternic.com
     
  8. equity78

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    Right no one is up there at this time, and I doubt their reps are on here at 6 am. 3 am in Arizona.
     
  9. Mister Funsky

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    Awesome finds...I was able to wake up this am and laugh at something other than my hair!
     
  10. Domains@ddict

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    yes very awesome case :)
     
  11. Domainstore

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    I'd know what to choose : Name.com 1 million,150 thousand dollars, and Afternic and also Dynadot 50 million. IT's a premium domain, not a "registry premium domain". It renews at normal pricing for a .com. :ROFL:
     

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  12. omelet

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    What about

    gobabby.com
     
  13. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

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    Okay, but you do know that GoDaddy already owns this name, right...?
     
  14. BrandPlease

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    Let's start a collection and buy it HAHAHA! I'll pitch in 100 HAHA.
     
  15. carob

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    So when they sell it what will their new name be?

    Bugzilla? Slowdaddy?

    Bet people are contacting them offering it for 60m hoping to make 10m on the transaction.
     
  16. Joe Nichols

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    Someone should submit a $200 offer on Afternic just to see what happens.
     
  17. Picorio

    Picorio Established Member

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    Yes, I noticed it but bro why the heck it's on sale🤔? It makes me think GoDaddy is about to file for bankruptcy 😂
     
  18. Joe Nichols

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    Because some doofus thinks they can fraudulently list the name for sale and actually get paid without owning it.

    There are some not bright people in the world...
     
  19. Picorio

    Picorio Established Member

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    Yeah that's right👍
     
  20. equity78

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  22. Mister Funsky

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    I am thinking bonbons and champagne...but I could be wrong. :xf.rolleyes:
     
  23. equity78

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    Back in the day it was this

     
  24. jberryhill

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    How would you like that to work, exactly?
     
  25. 4better

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    Just another way Godaddy promotes their name. :glasses:
     

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