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Update to Dynadot's Expired Auctions

Located in Domain Registrar Reviews started by Dynadot, Aug 22, 2019.

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  1. Dynadot

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    We’d like to share an update about Dynadot’s Expired Auctions. Following customer feedback, we have decided to update our expired auction end times. Starting August 26, 2019, 0:00 UTC, auction end times will be between 9:00 PST to 13:30 PST. This change will help streamline the closing of auctions, allowing our customers to bid in our auctions within a consistent and reliable time frame. This will only impact new auctions, existing auction end times will not be modified. We love hearing from you, so if you have any additional feedback please feel free to send it to [email protected] or ask away on this thread.

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  2. Bearded Goat

    Bearded Goat Established Member

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    I actually liked having auctions end at various times. Have you stopped allowing owners to renew after names have already gone to auction and been won?
     
  3. Dynadot

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    Hello,

    We will still allow the registrant their full grace renewal period. They only change that is currently being made is the auction end time.

    Best Regards
     
  4. Bearded Goat

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    I have no problem with the full grace period. I just believe the auction process should not start until the owner has not renewed. So it doesn't waste anyone's time.
     
  5. Beezy

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    Can see myself spending a lot less at dynadot in the future just based on the increased competition from this. Fail for domainers - good for domain price inflation like we're seeing at other auctions. congrats on your future increased profits dynadot.
     
  6. Beezy

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    In July they were selling already renewed uniregistry domains and not telling you they were renewed until 4 days after the auction ended. So they accepted money and held it on domains they were never even able to deliver to you at all. I hope they've addressed this since.
     
  7. Bearded Goat

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    It is the biggest bone of contention.... not sure why dynadot would not want to change this already. No One wants to participate in an auction, win, pay for it only to not get the name and need to be refunded. It is time.
     
  8. Jurgen Wolf

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    @Dynadot
    Just don't display any placed bids for the current registrants in their Watchlist and on Auction page.
    Hide this data.
    The easiest solution.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
  9. Gube

    Gube NameInvestors.com - Epik.com Epik.com Staff Gold Account

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    They could still see it in one click, log out ;)
     
  10. Jurgen Wolf

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    Such domainers mostly see all their domains in Watchlist... it can't be accessible in non-authorized mode.
     
  11. James Rayers

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    Partnering with Uniregistry seemed like a good idea but every domain gets renewed. The auction process needs revamping.
     
  12. golan

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    Who keeps you from having two accounts?
     
  13. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    From my POV, you should have a really strong motivation for another accounts... like more API keys...
    But just regarding Watchlist???
     
  14. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    And Yes, such solution is not a panacea...
    But it can minimize this traditional problem at Dynadot.
     
  15. wwwweb

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    I find the whole dynadot aftermarket, really choppy, constantly having to log in etc, it's not a very user friendly marketplace.
     
  16. Jurgen Wolf

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    And ideal solution - when only bidders in this auction have access to its data.
     
  17. Jurgen Wolf

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    Logout time can be configured in Dynadot account settings.
    If no changes.
     
  18. golan

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    Exactly, API keys. But also it might be a loophole for bad guys against this hypothetical whatchlist block.
     
  19. Bearded Goat

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    @Dynadot wants to allow registrant full grace renewal period. It doesn't make sense to auction domains before they are fully expired. Just fix this like godaddy did. SIMPLE. No mad customers. Registrant has full rights. No time wasted. Not difficult.
     
  20. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    What exactly GoDaddy did???

    Auctions are impossible in the Redemption Grace Period (RGP) after Autorenew Grace Period.
    In RGP only the losing registrant has rights to restore it for penalty like ~$100.
     
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  21. wwwweb

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    Maybe Dynadot likes having all these credits in their accounts, free cashflow.
     
  22. Jurgen Wolf

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    Dynadot must hide all auction data at least for Expired Auctions.
    It should be visible only for bidders of those auctions. PRIVATE AUCTIONS in other words.
    I don't see any better solution.
     
  23. wwwweb

    wwwweb Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Exactly doing a lot of people a disservice whose names remain intact.

    One of them is the more premium stuff at Uniregistry, I recently saw some of my own names at Dynadot auction which had been renewed, and I couldn’t figure out what my Uniregistry names were doing at Dynadot auctions, that were still live?

    They taking huge bids, and just crediting accounts, and using those funds to fund Day to day operations until it is spent again?

    This doesn’t have to be this hard, start the auctions after the grace periods have lapsed? Is it really that difficult to understand, otherwise Dynadot is guilty of using user funds to finance it’s day to day cashflow obligations. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what is at play here.
     
  24. Gube

    Gube NameInvestors.com - Epik.com Epik.com Staff Gold Account

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    They even can make money out of user's money in fact.
    Probably not a very high revenue, but with thousands of $, it may be worth it..
     
  25. Jurgen Wolf

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    You have 48h to pay...
    As alternative workaround - pay for those auctions only within remaining 1-2 hours.
     

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