When I place a bid on an auction at GoDaddy Auctions, I receive an email with my maximum bid amount. I typically place my bids on the morning, and the auctions close several hours later in the afternoon. By that time, I’ve lost track of how much I initially bid on the auction.
If I am outbid on an auction, I also receive an email from GoDaddy to notify me. For some unknown reason, GoDaddy Auctions does not state the current high bid in those emails, and I find it frustrating. Here’s an example of an outbid notice I received yesterday afternoon:
When I am bidding on multiple domain names each day, I have no recollection of what my high bid was. In order to decide whether or not to participate in the auction further, I need to either visit the domain name and click through some links or log in to my GoDaddy account. With 2FA enabled, it’s a multistep process. It can also take a bit of additional time, which I may or may not get depending on when I click the bid link. No, I don’t use the app, but that shouldn’t penalize me.
In my opinion, there is no reason to not include the current high bid in these emails. I also think it should be a super quick fix. It’s something I have mentioned several times over the years, but nothing was ever done to remedy this, so here’s my public recommendation.
Several years ago when you sold a domain name on Afternic, the congratulations email did not have the sale price. Sellers would need to log in to their Afternic account to see the sale price. After suggesting that the sale price be added to those emails, the change was made.
I don’t see why GoDaddy Auctions can’t make this simple fix.