After asking for bidder id’s on Namepros as far back as 2015 and I kept pushing a bunch of times on Namepros and here at TLDinvestors.com, bidder id’s are finally a reality.
Now of course you never fully get what you want from GoDaddy.
You know what you feed a dray horse in the morning if you want a day’s work out of him?
Just enough so he knows he’s hungry.
Elliot Silver explained:
Each bidder will be given a unique bidder identification number, which will be different and unrelated to the customer account number to prevent social engineering. Bidder identification numbers will be automatically assigned sequentially, and they can not be changed by a bidder. The only way for a bidder to get a new or different bidder ID is to create or use another GoDaddy Auctions account.
During the course of an auction, the individual bidders will continue be masked as they are now (“Bidder 1,” “Bidder 2,”…etc). At the conclusion of the auction, participants in the auction will be able to see the unique bidder ID number for all participants in the auction. This will allow third parties to track who was bidding on their auctions. I was told GoDaddy will not be showing bidder IDs during an auction to prevent bidder harassment. This could help prevent a situation like this. and it could also prevent an auction being “run up” because someone well-known is the lead bidder.
So is this solution satisfactory to you?