I have a feeling enom is looking for an exit. They suck anyway. Good riddance. Is there any licit domain auction? Is there any domain auction with clean bids?
Finally, what are the business auction domain with more irregularities in your bids? Time to fire Jonathon over at Namejet, they brought it on themselves Namejet is self destructing, you have people place pony bids under the reserve in high 5 figures without any supervision, they should have fired him a long time ago.
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Yes, inventory will be pushed much higher, you need to get godaddy to expose the bot bidders etc. So is godaddy going to audit this employees bidding history, and issue refunds to people who were bid up by an employee gone rogue? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.Snatching with Sarah - Episode 6: The Dreaded Auction Lock
Learn how your comment data is processed. Learn more Comments Dump move. Brad Loading Domainer detectives Difference between transparency and obfuscation Loading Well, it was a clever Godaddy customer domainer detective who first discovered the problem there: This way you would know who you are bidding against … Otherwise shill bidding, fraud and other bidding games will continue to be rampant … Loading Good news.
Namjet suspending newly created accounts after first domain won and paid just sucks. Thanks for the information. I appreciate your reporting, you do a great job.
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Article Number: KB Domain Management. Last Updated: I guess a good lesson is to always take it away from eNom Yeah that was high on my list of things to do even with paying for another yearbut they "auction lock" domains for some number of days after winning I'm guessing in person-to-person transfers they want to make sure it's legit.
If I bought a name through one registrar, am I allowed to switch to a different registrar? The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy, applicable to all ICANN-accredited registrars, provides that registered name holders must be able to transfer their domain name registrations between registrars. You must wait 60 days after the initial registration or any previous transfers to initiate a transfer. This applies to ownership changes too, you would not have been able to transfer for 2 months.
Very interesting. I wonder if they're breaking that provision or if there's some backhanded interpretation of it that they're using. Whoops, re-read that again. Yep, that makes sense. I think "auction lock" is like 42 days. Like I said, locking it makes sense to avoid baddies getting hold of your domain easily. In this case, the baddies just happened to be eNom. Why would OP have taken a screenshot of the whois prior to the second auction?
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Come on If they have an explicit policy granting rights to winners of auctions, there's something, but otherwise, they are likely close enough to the bounds of any externally binding regulatory policies for it to not matter. Did you take part in the second auction or just walk off the field in protest?
You can't win if you don't play and just because they didn't explicitly describe all possible outcomes for unforeseen issues, you feel they have no ground to do as they want? Just because they didn't say this was a possibility doesn't mean it's not in their purview to do it.
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Caveat emptor always for everything not explicitly granted to the emptor in the contract. The distinction between purchase and rental is irrelevant here.
A rental is a purchase of certain rights for a period of time, and generally doesn't allow for "take-backs" any more than a purchase of ownership. If you rent an apartment for 1 year, your landlord can't come back several days after you moved in and say "Sorry, I changed my mind, I'm taking my apartment back and renting it to someone else" unless the rental agreement specifically allows for that.