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GoDaddy Change Should Lead to Fewer Auction Refunds

One of the biggest gripes at GoDaddy auctions seems to be the high number of post-auction refunds. If a domain name is registered at a partner domain registrar, auctioned at GoDaddy Auctions, and then renewed by the domain registrant, the auction is canceled and high bidder is refunded. Any time spent on research and bidding is wasted.

Within the last few years, GoDaddy changed its own renewal policy to cut down on post-auction renewals and refunds. From what I understand, if a GoDaddy-registered domain name is not renewed 3 days prior to the start of the expiry auction, the registrant can no longer renew the domain name.

NamesCon Auction Open for Pre-Bidding

Right of the Dot (ROTD) will be operating the live and silent domain name auctions held during NamesCon. Monte Cahn, CEO of ROTD, tweeted that the auction is now open for pre-bidding on the HiBid.com auction platform:

Maximal.com: Dropped by EMC / Dell and Sold for 5 Figures

One of the biggest auctions on the board today was Maximal.com. The domain name expired, was deleted, and it was caught by DropCatch.com. Maximal.com sold for $20,150.

Prior to expiring, Maximal.com had been owned by EMC Corporation, which is part of Dell. Because the domain name was registered at CSC, a company that offers corporate domain name registration services, it went into pending delete status after expiring.

Millionaires.com Sold for 6 Figures in NameJet Auction


The Millionaires.com domain name was up for auction today on NameJet. The auction had a reserve price between $10,001 – $25,000, and it easily surpassed its reserve price. Millionaires.com sold for $127,222. There were 198 bids placed from 185 bidders.

Government Agency Drops NOAA.com Domain Name

NOAA.com is one of the most popular upcoming pending delete domain name auctions at NameJet. The domain name expired on March 3, 2022 and is now in pending delete status. There are currently 24 bids on this domain name, and there are a little more than three days remaining until it works its way through the expiry process and fully deletes. At that point, drop catching services will compete to grab the domain name and auction it.

Donny Deutsch’s Domain Name Expired – Set for Auction

This morning, I was looking through my list of upcoming domain name auctions via Dropping.pro, and I saw a domain name that caught my attention. DonnyDeutsch.com is on today’s expired domain name list and will be auctioned at NameJet if it is not renewed today. The domain name currently has a Network Solutions expiry landing page.

The domain name was created in 2002, and it is registered at Network Solutions. It expired in mid-March of this year.

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