Day 42 vs Day 45 on Go Daddy Auctions
Over the last month there had been a lot of talk on the Go Daddy Auction thread at Namepros about names being renewed or transferred.
The frustration comes from winning bidders having to wait to get their name after they won the auction. Some referenced that even though Go Daddy support pages talk about 42 days, "If a domain registered with us after May 2, 2005 expires, we automatically list it for auction on Go Daddy Auctions® 25 days after the domain name expires. However, the current registrant can reclaim the domain from redemption up to 42 days after expiration. If the current registrant renews the domain, the auction is canceled and any bids are refunded."
Auction winners have had domains renewed between day 42 and day 45 after expiration. People wondered how can this be ? Well in the comment section of our interview with Paul Nicks, he explained that if there is no interest in the domain then its 42 days, BUT, if there is a bid denoting interest in the name and someone wins the name in auction, then Go Daddy gives the registrant up to day 45 to renew or transfer out to another registrar.
Paul Nicks said, "On the 42nd day we will cancel the domain name if no other customer has expressed an interest in it via either the auction system or a Go Daddy backorder. If, however, a customer has expressed an interest via either of these platforms we will move the domain to their account on day 43. Since the domain is still in the Go Daddy ecosystem we do allow, in rare circumstances, the original registrant to get the domain back via our redemption system up until day 45 which signifies the end of the grace period."
So that is the deal on domains won at Go Daddy Auctions, the owner has to day 45 which will not be shown in the help section or F.A.Q. on Go Daddy.
So its best not to mention an auction win until day 46. Hope this helped.