Is it possible to auction a domain name you don't even own?

by Deric Yin 7 replies
I just saw one of my domain names (hosted here at Namecheap) being auctioned at GoDaddy. How is this even possible? The mind bloggles...
#main internet marketing discussion forum #auction #domain
Avatar of Unregistered
  • Profile picture of the author niffybranco
    The same way robbing a liquor store is possible.
    I suggest you report the scoundrels to the domain police.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3407621].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Deric Yin
      I've already emailed GoDaddy... but still, I'm dead curious how that's even possible. Doesn't GoDaddy verify domain ownership before allowing auctions to be posted?
      Got Dating Traffic? This has got to be the easiest way to make money. Click Here

      Get $200 EXTRA on top of 75% ClickBank commissionsFind Out How
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3407635].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author BruceWood
    Is it an auction or a "waiting list?"
    I've seen some of mine listed in the "waiting list" section, and I figure they do that to collect premium buyers in case I don't renew. It's like watching vultures circling...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3407665].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Deric Yin
    How to tell if it's an auction or "waiting list"? I found it listed for $1,000 at GoDaddy Auctions - so I would assume that it's an auction.
    Got Dating Traffic? This has got to be the easiest way to make money. Click Here

    Get $200 EXTRA on top of 75% ClickBank commissionsFind Out How
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3407699].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    That is very odd as GoDaddy checks to see that it is verified before they allow you to sell it. Personally I hold my names all at Godaddy and love using them, but I don't see how they let someone sell a name they don't own!

    Recent domain flips : $8->$1000 Social recruiting Software dot com $8->$2000
    Invest in domains without the hard work !
    Email for details...Mike McAleer at me dot com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3426955].message }}
  • Is your domain due to expire soon?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3427821].message }}
Avatar of Unregistered

Trending Topics

  • 4 {{ upvoteCount | shortNum }}

    how to start off and what do i mean by that check below

    ok just to start off been messing around with internet marketing for years bought products and I have a monthly subscription with king human a great marketer. but ... [read more]

  • 24 {{ upvoteCount | shortNum }}

    What can I give out for free!

    Hello warriors, I created a sales funnel for my primary product, which is an ebook. I want to give something for free in exchange for a customers email, I just ... [read more]

  • 121 {{ upvoteCount | shortNum }}

    Warriors .... Warriors.... what would you like to LEARN?

    Good Morning awesome Warriors... I'm happy to announce that The Warrior Forum is planning to create our first COURSE. Yes... Powered by Warrior Wisdom... yeah!! Made at home. But before ... [read more]

  • 101 {{ upvoteCount | shortNum }}

    How I Sold 985 Copies of an Affiliate Offer in 5 Days (Step by Step)

    When I first started online in 2002, it took me a year to sell 985 copies of anything. These days, I can typically do it in the span of a ... [read more]

  • 3 {{ upvoteCount | shortNum }}

    Giveaways / Freebies: what are yours?

    Connann in Internet Marketing

    We all use giveaways and freebies for building our list in email marketing Today's it seems the uptrend is videos, with the 6 video formula, etc Even if the vast ... [read more]