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    Domain I want is only in auction

    What an absolute travesty this "auction" process is.  

    Somebody has a business and wants a domain that they have determined would be a good fit for their business and they search the url and find it is not owned or being used, so they are direct to the "auction" site on go daddy.  

    They have to pay to bid and are then outbid by robots.

    After they lose the auction, the can now pay the inflated price for the Url, the price that was established by dual robots "competing" against each other.

    What an absolute joke.

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    TLH
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    Hi @oijweofijewrpg,

     

    Welcome to the Community.

    We're sorry to see that you were misinformed concerning the domain acquisition process. Domains in auction fall under only two categories. They are either already owned by another party and being offered for sale, or they are already owned and have expired. In the latter case, they can be found in the "Expired Domains Auction", placed there after 30 days of non-payment. You can check all ownership by going to any whois directory.

     

    In no case, are the domains in auction new, unregistered. When you search for a domain, you are either offered the new registration (it's available, so you can purchase on the spot), or, because it's already registered to someone, you can find it in an auction. Or you can use a broker to seek the sale. Sometimes a domain will be purchased in auction, then the buyer will attempt to resell it through auctions or a listing as a Premium Domain. 

     

    We hope that clears up the process for you.

     

     

    TLH - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
    Supporting you at x.co/247support
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    TLH
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Hi @oijweofijewrpg,

     

    Welcome to the Community.

    We're sorry to see that you were misinformed concerning the domain acquisition process. Domains in auction fall under only two categories. They are either already owned by another party and being offered for sale, or they are already owned and have expired. In the latter case, they can be found in the "Expired Domains Auction", placed there after 30 days of non-payment. You can check all ownership by going to any whois directory.

     

    In no case, are the domains in auction new, unregistered. When you search for a domain, you are either offered the new registration (it's available, so you can purchase on the spot), or, because it's already registered to someone, you can find it in an auction. Or you can use a broker to seek the sale. Sometimes a domain will be purchased in auction, then the buyer will attempt to resell it through auctions or a listing as a Premium Domain. 

     

    We hope that clears up the process for you.

     

     

    TLH - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
    Supporting you at x.co/247support