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
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  • 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.
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    • 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?
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • Is your domain due to expire soon?
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