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What's with all these GoDaddy Auctions refunds?

Labeled as question in Domain Buying and Domain Purchases, started by twiki, Sep 25, 2021

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  1. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    I'm getting a refund each other day when I buy something at GD closeouts.

    This didn't happen to me before, like ever. But happens now on a high frequency basis.

    I've seen that the refund only happens on quite valuable domains that made it there somehow. Well that looks fishy to me, to say the least.

    Edit: They either can't deliver the domain, OR they decide to not give it to you and simply refund with no explanation.

    Anyone has the same experience?
     
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  2. cabotower

    cabotower Top Contributor VIP

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    maybe you should start doing some detective work. take whois screenshots before purchase and several days after refund
     
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  3. CraigD

    CraigD Top Contributor VIP

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    This happens to me. previous owner renews?
     
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  4. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Has always happened?

    Never had this in the past.
     
  5. The Durfer

    The Durfer Wesley Sweatman VIP

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    When people learn something they start to use it. They are seeing now if they get value by auction now, and then they simply renew and know something new about their own domain. Who cares that you want it or youve been waiting your whole liife to have it but whatever. Business as usual.
     
  6. CraigD

    CraigD Top Contributor VIP

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    sometimes
     
  7. dido90

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    Happened to me 2 days ago and they said " It has come to our attention that the seller of *** will not be able to complete the transaction as agreed, as they no longer own the domain "
     
  8. CraigD

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    I think this is out of GD's control.

    As Durfer and Dido point out, some of these domains can either be renewed in redemption period, or are served from partner sites.

    Has happened to me maybe 20% of the time I have purchased cheap closeouts.
     
  9. twiki

    twiki Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    Hell I am getting 2 refunds a day. This is ridiculous.

    How come 50% of these names are "unavailable"?

    I know already, it's not random. The best quality names I spot at closeouts are retaken back. The better I get at this, the highest the "refund" rate.
     

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