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GoDaddy is front runinng?

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews, started by VadimK Iberica, Apr 19, 2021

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  1. VadimK Iberica

    VadimK Iberica Established Member

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    Hey Team,

    I've noticed a very weird thing. Once you do the bulk check with GoDaddy, especially with popular words, it gives you a list and you start checking it, only to realize that some words that are shown as available for hang-reg - are actually taken!
    Once you refresh, or load again the same list - now, when you get correct info. I was wondering what are the reasons here. Can't get rid of the idea that they use some sort of automated tool which registered names within milliseconds, once it meets certain criterias.

    Thanks for your thoughts! Also, if there are good alternatives to GoDaddy Bulk check - let me know (aware of NameBright).
     
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  2. capybara

    capybara Established Member

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    When you check the whois, is the registration time indeed "within milliseconds" of that lookup of yours, or the names were registered long before that?
     
  3. VadimK Iberica

    VadimK Iberica Established Member

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    I've seen both, what to me makes it even more strange. Sure, it's possible it's GoDaddy's glitch, that's why checking community's opinions on this.
     
  4. MadAboutDomains

    MadAboutDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I don't know about front running, but the search feature is quite painful. At least it must be for the average user, to continually be presented with domains that simply aren't available, I don't see what the point in it is but most registrars show the status of the domains before you click them, unlike at Godaddy.
     
  5. cabotower

    cabotower Top Contributor VIP

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    don't most registrars have a bulk feature? dynadot, epik etc
     
  6. MasterOfMyDomains

    MasterOfMyDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Dont use godaddy. Simple. Namesilo has great bulk checker. I run my wish list often. Maybe its crap, but once while a name does get taken off the list.
    Godaddy has to many issues to front run on reg fee names.
     
  7. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Change is hard for many.
    Just look at how many still using Net Sol ; )
     
  8. VadimK Iberica

    VadimK Iberica Established Member

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    No, not as far as I know. And I am on both, Epik and Dynadot. Just a regular checker, not bulk. Will try NameSilo, how @MasterOfMyDomains suggested.
     
  9. cabotower

    cabotower Top Contributor VIP

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  10. VadimK Iberica

    VadimK Iberica Established Member

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    Thanks a lot, didn't know about it. Dynadot I am not using that actively at all, but on Epik I have big chank of portfolio, but haven't seen it before. (y)(y)
     
  11. scithe

    scithe Upgraded Member Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It could just be buggy. Namecheap shows mexico.mx is available to register but when you go through checkout, it shows it's taken.
     
  12. Paul Nicks

    Paul Nicks VIP Member GoDaddy Staff PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Nope, No, No way, nuh-uh.

    We don't front-run.
     

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