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godaddy shill bidding?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    I dont know where I read this, but I read somewhere that a lot of godaddy auction users where experiencing something suspicious: whatever their highest bid was, ended up being the auction price.

    so let's say a domain started at $10. the user bid $60. The final price? $60

    has anyone here experienced this? so what's the solution to this? to keep bidding in $1 increments until you win?
     
  2. xha44a

    xha44a Power Member

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    Hi,

    I'm not sure that Godaddy is like eBay where it bids up to your maximum on your behalf. I'm pretty sure those greedy guy simply take what you bid.
     
  3. iampresent

    iampresent Junior Member

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    If your referring to the proxy bid, I've used it on godaddy expired auctions before and haven't experienced it, hell I had one to many beers one night and bid $300 instead of $30 and won the auction at around $90, needless to say I sweat bullets the next morning during the ending.
     
  4. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    Well by the nature of proxy bidding that's the ceiling, and if your opinion of the domain was $60, chances are someone else would have been near it too...

    And FWIW, I don't put much weight on posts that start with
    Perhaps come back and ask again if you have some personal experience with the issue :)
     
  5. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    What, GoDaddy doing shady shit? NO WAY! :D

    Then again, I haven't experienced/heard of this myself, so I couldn't confirm or deny the allegation. But it seriously wouldn't surprise me if this was true.