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Look at Godaddy - It's shameful!

Located in Domain Registrar Reviews, started by abstractdomainer, Jun 26, 2020

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  1. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I just happened to type in random characters on the Godaddy domain search bar. Here is the result:

    Screenshot 2020-06-26 at 9.21.24 PM.png

    Just look at these aspects:

    • Pricing has been changed to per month instead of per year (which is fine) - normal marketing gimmick
    • Look the far right end - Why it's great
    • They justify by saying that it is a .COM extension(and there could millions of .COM domains)
    • 15 characters or less - I am sure if you type 16, they would show something else.

    And so, I did another search with random 16 characters. Here is the result:

    Screenshot 2020-06-26 at 9.25.23 PM.png

    Now see the result - it is "unique"

    This is why i believe newbies are getting the trap of either buying useless extensions or useless domains.
    If you look at appraisal section, you would be puzzled to see literally domains which no one would take for free, being valued at $1400 or so by Godaddy. And newbies fall into the trap.


    Well, I think both are at fault. Having said that, Godaddy should have some moral and ethical responsibility as well.

    Did you find something like this on Godaddy search? Please share your experience. I don't like the registrar now given this practise.
     
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  2. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Godaddy is not beginner-friendly.

    Samer
     
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  3. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    thanks goodness, exact match domain searches of afternic- and premium listings are unaffected (at least as per a couple of searches).

    @abstractdomainer - hope you were not logged in ;) Or, you will soon see a bunch of recommendations to purchase slkdk dot something and the like. Inside you account. Everything is logged. I once searched for something non-english which looks like a random letter sequence... makes sense to me only... and they still recommend similar domains inside, as a great addition to my portfolio!
     
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  4. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Exactly! Not at all

    I just hope that while I am making other purchases, they don't swoop in these domains for multiple years and I end up wasting $30/$40 because of this.
     
  5. barman

    barman Top Contributor VIP

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    What's the point of this thread?

    They're not wrong. ndfndfkdsnfkjdsnf is unique. There should be some responsibility on behalf of the buyer to not buy such a stupid domain.

    What's Godaddy supposed to do here? Alert them to _not_ buy the domain?
     
  6. abstractdomainer

    abstractdomainer Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    No. But still. They have the responsibility to not appraise any domain for an exorbitant price. If you type some normal names, they would appraise it at prices that would sway the buyers to buy the domain.
     
  7. TrueBranding

    TrueBranding Established Member

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    These corporations are greedy, sorry to say .. but that's true.
     

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