I was charged automatically for winning an auction after being outbid by 2-3 different people.
I got a personal email by a broker working in GoDaddy Auctions, asking if I was still interested in this domain since I was the "2nd highest bidder" of $4000, and that I had a 24 hour opportunity to purchase it if I still wanted it.
This email was sent 1 week after I had already lost this auction. I had already purchased other domains meantime.
Now I had missed this email by the broker (due to sheer amount of emails I get per day) but my account today has been charged $4,000 and obtained a notice that the transfer was complete. I DID NOT AGREE TO HIS PROPOSAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEVER MANUALLY PAID FOR THIS DOMAIN, IT AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED MY BANK CARD.
This is CRAZY! If I suddenly win all my auctions that I ever bid on because the winner didn't pay, I would go BANKRUPT!
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@Maximmalcon I bid on hundreds of expired auctions per month and have had this happen but I've never been automatically charged. I would email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in getting a refund.
Thankfully they understood the situation, if anyone has this happen to them. Make sure to email email@example.com. Because when I called them, all they did was say they couldn't do anything for me, which made me panic since I was NOT expecting this charge.
However when I emailed, they escalated the ticket to someone in a higher position who can look into the situation and resolve it.
Yes, $4,000 automatically charged for an auction I had lost a week ago is a scary thing. Especially when you already spent in on other domains that interest you.