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This is getting frustrating now.

I search Godaddy for some possible domains. Leave. Come back after some mins. The domain's gone. It's unavailable.

Happened more than a couple of times. I don't think it's mere coincidence.

Ever happened to any of you?
 

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I noticed this, too.

Typed in the domain, closed the window, and after some time when I searched for that domain again it was (said to be) gone.
 
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They are a shady company. You can expect anything from them. Since their No. 1 status is gone, they have become a deceiver.

They are sending wrong authorization codes to prevent you from transferring the domain to other registrars.

There renewal fees is double as compared to other registrars.

Never ever buy any product from them, you would regret later on.
 

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This is getting frustrating now.

I search Godaddy for some possible domains. Leave. Come back after some mins. The domain's gone. It's unavailable.

Happened more than a couple of times. I don't think it's mere coincidence.

Ever happened to any of you?

They've been known to do this for many years, and often the perfect domain you'd searched for yesterday is now a premium priced one.
 

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I stopped using GoDaddy back in 2013 when they overcharged me while a coupon was applied. They said the coupon wasn't valid after I paid the order with the supposed discount. I haven't visited their site since then.
 

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This is getting frustrating now.

I search Godaddy for some possible domains. Leave. Come back after some mins. The domain's gone. It's unavailable.

Happened more than a couple of times. I don't think it's mere coincidence.

Ever happened to any of you?
There are a lot of options out there. I usually search directly the whois of a domain or use a tool like instantdomainsearch.com
Never use GoDaddy to search any domains
 

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Absolutely, I have noticed this several times and I am not using them anymore. I am currently using hostinger and in my country hostinger pricing for same domain is $5 lesser than godaddy.
 

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This is known for long. Members here have already raised this issue in past.

Better to avoid such registrar.
 
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I have found the same more than once. Never do a search with them as they will offer at a highly inflated price if you don't take it right away....

And just yesterday another reason not to use them

GoDaddy, the internet domain registrar and web hosting company, has reported a ‘security incident’ in which an attacker gained access to users’ SSH accounts, potentially affecting its 19 million customers.........
SC Magazine reported that the actual breach took place in October last year but was only discovered on April 23 2020 – meaning attackers had access for over half a year.

It is astonishing that GoDaddy was unable to detect unauthorised access to SSH account credentials for about eight months," says LogRhythm Labs chief information security officer and vice president James Carder....

full article here for those interested

https://securitybrief.com.au/story/godaddy-reveals-widespread-data-breach
 

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Happened to me too many times who godaddy and certain whois lookup services, Does anyone know of a full proof way to prevent this happeneing? I use namecheap and whois domaintools but how can anyone know for sure which one to trust?
 

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I agree they use some algorithm to track keywords, brandable names and price them premium.

I believe even when just simply few people searched for same domain it captures the count and increases the demand for the domain by holding them at GD.
 

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yes dont get why people still use them

Yeah. I've used them only once for purchasing. Stopped searching domains through them a while back. Unfortunately, my team member didn't.

There are a lot of options out there. I usually search directly the whois of a domain or use a tool like instantdomainsearch.com
Never use GoDaddy to search any domains

Right. I use namecheckr.com

Happened to me too many times who godaddy and certain whois lookup services, Does anyone know of a full proof way to prevent this happeneing? I use namecheap and whois domaintools but how can anyone know for sure which one to trust?

I don't think there's any foolproof way (let me know if there is). You just gotta try tools like namecheckr.com. Once you're sure what you want, try affordable options like ionos.com. Domains with a bundled package start at $1.
 

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They are a shady company. You can expect anything from them. Since their No. 1 status is gone, they have become a deceiver.

They are sending wrong authorization codes to prevent you from transferring the domain to other registrars.

There renewal fees is double as compared to other registrars.

Never ever buy any product from them, you would regret later on.

Please you have any idea on how to transfer a domain from Goddady to another registrar? I have tried this a couple of times but to no avail, did some Google search yet no useful detailed guide, I tried contacting them, they seem not be responding to my emails.

I'm afraid my domain is expiring anytime soon, and I don't plan to renew with them.
 
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