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Quinton
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Is Godaddy API returning bad results?

I'm trying to figure out if I'm doing something wrong, or if GoDaddy is just returning bad results.

When I check the domain availability on their API sandbox, domains show up as "true" or available.

But then, when I check on the front end of GoDaddy, they show as "taken"  [url=https://www.dgcustomerfirst.run/]DGCustomerFirst[/url]

For example, if I use the following get request, GoDaddy API returns as "available"

https://api.ote-godaddy.com/v1/domains/available?domain=facebookchat.com&checkType=FAST&forTransfer=false

Returned JSON

{
  "available": true,
  "currency": "USD",
  "definitive": true,
  "domain": "facebookchat.com",
  "period": 1,
  "price": 7490000
}

But if I check on the front end here, it comes back as "taken"

https://www.godaddy.com/domainsearch/find?checkAvail=1&tmskey=&domainToCheck=facebookchat.com

Photo from official API showing domain available.

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PL281
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@Quinton 

 

You are using the OTE URL which is the test server / environment - in that instance EVERYTHING is available as it is not doing actual lookups to see if domains are registered or not.

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PL281
Super User IV

@Quinton 

 

You are using the OTE URL which is the test server / environment - in that instance EVERYTHING is available as it is not doing actual lookups to see if domains are registered or not.

I am a GoDaddy End User - Just Like You
Check out my site! | I currently manage over 300 WordPress Websites
* Please note that I offer free advice on this forum. Thank You Info If you would like personalized help, please contact me. Otherwise, please ask your question in the proper forum so the answer can assist EVERYONE in the community and not just you. Thanks! *

Once your issue is resolved,
please be sure to come back and click accept for the solution

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