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Important Changes to GoDaddy Auctions from April 29th, 2024

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The way that you list domains for sale at GoDaddy is changing. From April 29th, 2024, Afternic will be your go-to for selling domain names. We’re bidding farewell to Member to Member listings at GoDaddy Auctions, which include Buy it Now, 7-Day Public Auction and Offer/Counteroffer listings.

We made this decision knowing that sellers of Buy it Now and Offer/Counteroffer listings will be best served by Afternic, with GoDaddy Auctions shifting its focus further towards expired domain name auctions.

Here are the key points you need to know:
  • As of April 29th, 2024, GoDaddy Auctions will no longer accept new Member to Member listings. Moving forward, Afternic will be the primary marketplace to list your domains for sale, catering to Buy it Now and Offer/Counteroffer listings, while 7-day public auctions will be retired from GoDaddy Auctions.
  • You have time to manage your listings, as all Member to Member listings on GoDaddy Auctions will be taken down on May 13th, 2024, four weeks from this announcement.
  • We recommend downloading your sold domain records from GoDaddy Auctions prior to May 13th, 2024.
  • Buyers can continue to purchase expired and Afternic listings through GoDaddy Auctions as usual. This doesn’t impact the exposure of Afternic listings at GoDaddy Auctions.

We have a comprehensive FAQs section in our blog post, that may answer questions you may have. If you can’t find the answer to your question in those FAQs, please contact [email protected], where we’ll be glad to provide you with more details.
 
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Unfortunately I have neither the knowledge nor the ability, but I am sure there must be at least a few in the forums who do.... Could be a lovely little earner for someone with the nous to set it up.
 
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It's so sad to see Godaddy retired the member-to-member auctions, I don't think that's the smart move, the expiring domains listed in the Godaddy auctions are far from enough, you should allow member to submit their domains, also investing on the dropcatching system for catching expired domains, and expand the partnership with othe registrars for more pre-release domains, the goal is to donimate the domain marketplace, and make Godaddy auctions the only place for buyers and sellers.
I completely agree with your point of view that auctions have significantly increased the success rate of domain name sales. After all, few people will accept high bids from the beginning. The most important thing is to provide an open space for domain name sellers. It is now May 26th, and since the user bidding function was turned off, I have rarely seen domain names priced above $3000.
 
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@GoDaddy I just won an auction and it says that it can take up to 14 days to transfer. That's fine. But after winning, is there any chance I won't eventually receive the name in my account? (that is, can the previous owner still renew it somehow)?
 
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@GoDaddy I just won an auction and it says that it can take up to 14 days to transfer. That's fine. But after winning, is there any chance I won't eventually receive the name in my account? (that is, can the previous owner still renew it somehow)?
Hi @NameGroove
In the normal course of business, you'll receive your domain name well within the estimated time. For questions about a specific domain, we'd recommend reaching out to the Auction support team at [email protected].
 
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Unfortunately I have neither the knowledge nor the ability, but I am sure there must be at least a few in the forums who do.... Could be a lovely little earner for someone with the nous to set it up.
I'm planning to create such a platform, I have discussed how will it be in some other thread

Please do have a look at it and consider giving me feedback there.
 
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