By: Raymond Hackney
Go Daddy Auction Changes
Today Go Daddy changed the time increments for bidding on their auctions. Auctions now
will extend 10 minutes for bids placed in the last 10 minutes. I spoke to Paul Nicks at Go Daddy today and he said they wanted to improve the bidder experience and give them more than 2 minutes to get their bids in.
You may also notice that when you have a name on your watch list and click through to see the data after it closes its no longer there. We always pasted the names in our Daily Sales Recap so that you can see things like traffic, age and the bidding history.
Now when you click through that data is no longer kept, you will see the following: We're sorry, but the domain name you are looking for is no longer available through auction.
Paul Nicks said this was done for data storing reasons and not having to store all those past auctions allowed for faster loading times in your watch history.
I also asked Paul what Go Daddy did about non paying bidders, since last week we had the talk about naming and shaming with a deadbeat Sedo buyer. Paul said that Go Daddy closes the membership of the deadbeat buyer and that after that the seller is on their own to go after payment.