Back in 2017 I wrote that it was time for GoDaddy to initiate bidder id’s. GoDaddy has been against this and Joe Styler has posted on Namepros in the past that they will not do that. We also wrote a post when Paul Nicks stated no plans to add them.
Tonight Paul Nicks published a post about employees bidding on names at GoDaddy auctions.
From the article:
On March 11, a GoDaddy customer contacted us with serious allegations against multiple employees. These allegations alluded to employees potentially participating in auctions, shill bidding (coordinating bids to drive prices higher), and providing insider information to clients.
Paul did mention that certain things were not found,
To be clear, our investigation uncovered NO evidence that this employee used any confidential customer information for personal gain, or that he conducted shill-bidding on auctions.
Those allegations appear to not be entirely true. But maybe now we can get those bidder id’s.
Now would bidder id’s solve everything? No of course not, but the more transparency the better.