Daily Poll: Do You Care About Extra GoDaddy Auctions Data?

GoDaddy has been adding extra data to its GoDaddy Auctions listings. In the last year or so, the company added data points such as the appraised value and now the traffic and revenue estimates for domain names in the expiry stream. The domain name age and some other data have also been available on the auction listing pages. The company is likely considering the addition of other data that could influence bids.

I use some of the data provided by GoDaddy to make bidding decisions. The domain name’s age is somewhat important to me, and it is easier to have this information directly on the auction page rather than having to do a Whois search. I don’t use all of the data though. It might be helpful to know if other popular extensions are registered to see if other registrants are finding the keyword / term of use to them.

Do you use the data provided by GoDaddy on the auction pages? Separately, do you think the company could provide more information to help evaluate domain names? Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comment section.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. IMO, The GoDaddy tool has worked perfectly for Godaddy and there partners.

    Prices have been driven up on all ends, low going from $20 to $80, medium from $100 to $200 to $300 to $500 and the high value ones from have doubled as well.

    My Experience:
    I did at first, though it took me off what I was thinking before and drop my top bids higher than past history shown me.

    Purchased a lot of domains at $12/$11 then godaddy put a value of 1.5k on most of them and everyone starts to bid on those domains and drove the price up to $50 to $100, which is not worth it.

    2 domains at $130 or 6 domains at $120 (renewal fee) average cost rises dramatically.

    Weekly spend of $1300 gives you 20 domains @$65 vs $1320 gives you 66 domains @$20 each

    Before Godaddy GoValue I would have 66 domains at a cost of $20 each and would easily sell 1 of the 66 in 90 to 120 days at $2k (that is a profit)

    It took me 45 days, to finally stop bidding on GoDaddy, average cost has to be a factor in investing in domains, if you lose your low end purchases the margins become way to tight.

    This should show everyone HOW SMART GODADDY really is …

    I can’t wait until GoDaddy buys Tucows and nearly monopolize the expired domain market, (except networksolutions expired domains at namejet) Actually I CAN wait 🙂 …

  2. You have to be very smart, and know your domains not to fall prey for these optics, many newbies seeing this, well I can buy a domain for $12 that is worth $1500, wow I can do this all day, and be dot com rich. After their credit cards are maxed out, and their wife leaves them, and renewals are due will they soon find out how much fun it is to deal with low ballers, time waster, non payments, as well as pay the house 20% commission. Welcome to the wonderful world of domaining 2018 version. If you don’t already have a strong portfolio, to offset crazy prices, well then take it down a notch, as these are the same domains I was buying in 2010/2011 for $12-$100 that are selling for hundreds, and if not thousands today, many are still with me, but they takes years to sell thru, and find the right buyer. Holding costs at a few hundred dollars each x a few domains a week, is much to high for the average joe. The stock market will not bail you out, like it did in 2017, and don’t even go crytpo, 2500 alt coins all vying for that same investment.

  3. That’s all fine and good Elliot but more importantly the baseball season is off to a great start. Sox are in first place at 8-1 with the Yankees and their bloated payroll staggering out of the gate at 5-5.

    Q: What is the difference between a Yankees fan and a baby?
    A: The baby will stop whining after a while.

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