For the past few days, I have been digesting the news about a GoDaddy employee bidding on GoDaddy Auctions. As I wrote on Thursday evening, the news is disappointing. In the article revealing the discovery, Paul Nicks wrote, “We are also reviewing platform changes to make things even more transparent.” After thinking about this, I think there are three things GoDaddy should do to be transparent and reassure customers that GoDaddy Auctions is a fair auction platform.
Paul Nicks, VP and GM of the Aftermarket at GoDaddy, published an article on the GoDaddy Blog this evening that is concerning to me as a GoDaddy customer, especially because I am an active bidder on GoDaddy Auctions. Paul tweeted a link to the article via his Twitter account a short while ago:
For my domains followers, I wanted to update you on a serious situation we had brought to our attention. https://t.co/jis04Q7kwa
— Paul Nicks (@PaulENicks) March 29, 2019
Sedo recently entered the expired domain name auction business. I was just informed that the company made it easier for users to search for expiry inventory without having to sort through other types of inventory listed for sale on Sedo (BIN, make offer, private auction…etc.). The dedicated expiry auction page can be found here: https://expiringdomains.sedo.com.
It’s not every day that the domain name for a once super popular website comes up for auction. I was looking through a list of domain names that are coming up for auction, and I saw that OneManga.com is in pending delete status. This means the domain name will likely go to auction at the drop catching service that is able to catch it.
It looks like NameJet made a typo on an email and Twitter marketing promotion this morning. The company announced that “INVESTOR·COM” is for sale in a tweet as well as in an email to customers signed up for its mailing list. Here’s the tweet today:
— NameJet (@namejet) March 5, 2019