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Godaddy Auction Questions

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by shaedesign, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. shaedesign

    shaedesign Newbie

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    I couldn't find the answers in any other thread, so I hope someone here can help me.

    Here are my questions:

    1. After I bid and win a godaddy auction, how long does it take to show up in my account?

    2. Are all the domains in godaddy auctions expired domains, or are they from individual people selling their domain name?

    3. What happens to a domain that has a offer/buy it now price if no one purchases it? Does it get re-listed for a lower price or does it disappear from the auctions area?

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
     
  2. websitesareus

    websitesareus Junior Member

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    Some auction listings are expired domains and Godaddy tries to make some bucks if you buy them during the 'grace period' while the original owner could still claim them. Other domains are not expired and private owners try to sell the name.

    For expired domain auctions, the domains are still recoverable by the original owner for a period. Should they fail to renew the domain, it will be made available to you on the date listed under the status column of your Won list. In the past I had to wait from just 2 days up to 2 weeks before domains were transferred into my account, it depends where the domain is in that expiration period time line.

    For domains which have been listed by a private seller, release of the domain into your control is handled between you and the seller. You have a link to email the seller on your Won page to contact them and discuss obtaining the domain.

    I think if it's an expired domain, it will be available to the open market again to register after this grace period has expired and nobody claimed or purchased it. If a private owner listed a domain, of course he will do whatever he wants with it after the auction is over, many relist it as it doesn't cost anything.
     
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  3. shaedesign

    shaedesign Newbie

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    Thanks for answering all my questions :). I wasn't expecting to get such a thorough answer!