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Automatic Bid in Godaddy Auctions!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by HereIComes, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. HereIComes

    HereIComes Registered Member

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    I was trying to buy few PBN domains from godaddy auctions and today was my first day. I kept two domains in my watchlist and waited for the last minute. But when ever I submit a new bid, an another automatic bid is placed $5 above the current bid. This happens in like within 1 second of my bid. Is this natural? Who would be behind this? I don't think I could win an auction if this is how it works! Please help.
     
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    Honest Regular Member

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    Of course it's going to be normal. If you want to compete; get some sniping software and fight fire with fire.

    Assuming that you are correct there's 2 possibilities as to what could be happening here:
    1. The owner is bidding against you hoping to increase the price you pay; this is known as "shill bidding".
    2. Someone else with GoDaddy auction "sniping" software wanted the same thing you did.
     
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    agent-x Junior Member

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    Godaddy auctions work like Ebay so you enter your maximum bid and it bids up to that amount. So you could bid $100 but if no-one else bids, you only pay $12
     
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    azurous Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Others' highest bids wont be shown, they'll increase incrementally as yours goes higher
     
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    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Its called proxy bid. Next time when you are bidding on a domain, you just enter the maximum amount you are willing to spend on that domain. Then the system will bid automatically on your behalf - increasing the amount.