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GoDaddy Domain Auction Ripoff/Rigged

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sombrero, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Sombrero

    Sombrero Senior Member

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    Ok, I forgot to renew a domain name with no value and I wanted it back. The domain was NameLastnameX.com

    I saw it was on Godaddy auction so I paid $4.99 fee membership to bid.

    My bid was $12 and the last minute suddenly an automatic bid of $17 was placed.

    I wasn't surprised, I was actually expecting that from Godaddy.

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    They just want you to pay the membership fee and maybe make you buy the "Buy Domain Service" or "Backorder" and laugh at you.

    STAY AWAY!!

    It sucks, :(
     
  2. arpitagarwal82

    arpitagarwal82 Power Member

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    It may or may not be a godaddy scam.
    Few years back, I use to bid alot on godaddy auctions and most of the time all the bidding action happens at last few minutes.

    Still its a possibility that godaddy is doing shady stuff.
     
  3. Sombrero

    Sombrero Senior Member

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    of course, it was a domain I owed 2 years ago. There is not value on it except me.

    Let's say you let expired arpitagarwal82.com then you want to bid so you can have it back.

    It does not make any sense!
     
  4. lightningblitz

    lightningblitz Elite Member

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    I would like to point out that some newbie SEO's will see a bid and assume a domain has value.

    I have sniped up domains with value and no bids, and passed on domains with no value and a lot of bids. I chat around with other 'SEO's' and a few of them use other bids as a metric to assume a domain has value.

    Stupid, I know. But some people assume if someone else wanted the domain, it must be good.
     
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  5. Sombrero

    Sombrero Senior Member

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    Good theory, I like it.
     
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    lightningblitz Elite Member

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    You are almost better off waiting until the last seconds on an auction to bid on something.

    Although I dislike Godaddy so any chance to say 'you suck' to Godaddy is fine by me.