Domains that simply expire are automatically entered into auction. Just place a bid and, if you’re the only one, it’s yours.
7-day public auction.
This is your typical online auction. Seller sets a minimum price, bidders battle it out and, when time runs out, the high bidder wins.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a domain auction?
GoDaddy’s domain auction space serves as a “marketplace” for buyers and sellers to get together and make deals. When a domain expires, it typically goes right back to the registry. If it’s a valuable domain name, however, registrars will try to sell it through auction, and buyers are always eager to capitalize on potential deals. Participating in a domain auction can be a nuanced business, so take a look at our Auctions FAQ page for more details on the process.
Why should I use GoDaddy to buy and sell my domains?GoDaddy offers a variety of benefits when you choose to buy or sell your domain with us. We have a unique Auction bidder verification process that protects both buyers and sellers from any kind of fraudulent activity. We also offer a handy Investor mobile app that allows you to watch auctions in real time and view their history (including number of bidders and how much they bid), all from the convenience of your smartphone.
Do I need a membership to participate in GoDaddy’s domain auctions?Yes, you’ll need to purchase a GoDaddy Auctions membership for $4.99/year before you can participate in an auction. And rest easy with our verified bidder process —a surefire method that safeguards you against any fraudulent activity during an auction.
What are GoDaddy auctions listing options?If you want to participate in a domain name auction, there are several options for how you can list your domain. Once you’ve purchased a membership, you can choose a free and simple listing, or add advanced features to increase your domain’s visibility. See our handy insider’s guide on how to list domains for sale for more details about listing a domain.
What are Premium Listings?Adding domains to our Premium Listings on our website before you sell will give them more exposure to the community. We’ll offer an appraisal for your domain to give you an estimated selling price, and you can adjust that price at any time. We also offer a comprehensive breakdown of our commission rates for all premium listings, so you can easily understand the process.
How do I join the auctions community and what are the member benefits I receive?To join, you’ll need to purchase an annual GoDaddy Auctions membership for $4.99 a year. Once you’ve purchased a membership, you can take advantage of member benefits such as our Auctions Tools, which can help you prepare before buying or selling any domains. After joining the auction community, you’ll quickly learn how to navigate the world of domain buying and selling and can begin to make money by investing in domain names.