Twitter user and Chinese domain investor posted that Godaddy Auctions allows people to use two bidder accounts on the same name and a lot of people are using it for tricking the auctions.
Auction API access is extremely hard to come by, and this scheme requires burning accounts left and right. Nobody with API access to the auctions is throwing away their accounts.... if GD brains allow auction API to be shut down & restarted 1 by 1 .... they will be able to figure out how the ping pong game works and sources... but the shitshow will continue in a different style.. Still the frontrunners are the biggies problem to all .
Yeah, I was talking about godaddy. If they do back and find someone who participated in many fraudulent auctions, resulting in godaddy's loss of money, do they have a case?
Auction API access is extremely hard to come by, and this scheme requires burning accounts left and right. Nobody with API access to the auctions is throwing away their accounts.
It has nothing to do with the API, that's a separate issue where API users automatically jump on names with any interest. While annoying, it doesn't really require API access; the companies doing it have enough staff to do it manually and it would probably still be worth it to them to crowdsource their buying.
I think most people would argue stealing names outright is worse than front running. At least the front runners only gain an unfair advantage in the auctions when they get an end user on the hook. They are also terrible people, but this rollback scam is by far the worst issue plaguing GoDaddy auctions.