Verified bidders make domain bidding better on GD Auctions

The perfect name is a bid away

If you’re not familiar with GoDaddy Auctions, it’s an excellent place to find that next domain for your big idea or to upgrade from your existing web address. The millions of domains for sale on this platform can provide your business with an ideal choice for an online identity, no matter what your budget. Here’s how it works:

Now, the domain aftermarket experience promises to be even better. That’s because we just introduced a new bidder verification process to further protect both buyers and sellers against fraudulent activity. Designed to limit the way unverified bidders can place bids, this revamped process helps to ensure a fair and open marketplace through a two-tier bidder verification practice.

How will the new bidder verification process affect you?

If you’ve e already been using GoDaddy Auctions, chances are you won’t notice a thing. Just log in and continue to bid as you’ve done in the past.

If you’re new to the auctions site, we’ll ask you to verify your account in order to place more than two bids or to bid more than $1,500 total — whichever is reached first. These are the current limits for a Tier 1 auction account, which impact bidding only on our expired and value-priced auctions. Regardless of what tier you fall into, you’ll still be able to make offers or use Buy It Now options. The bidding interface will make it clear where you stand and provide you with an easy path to get verified if necessary. Verified bidders move to Tier 2, which allows you to bid on anything without limits.

If you haven’t been using the auctions already, I encourage you to head over and browse what’s there. After all, having a great name is the cornerstone to your online success. Sure, I’m biased, but I firmly believe that a great online identity should be available for you at any price. It will help you stand out from the crowd and drive customers to your business or idea. With an aftermarket domain name, you can purchase a truly memorable website address — a name that will stick so visitors will tell their friends and come back.

Questions about the new verification process? We’re here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact our support center.


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Joe Styler
Joe Styler serves as product manager for the aftermarket at GoDaddy. He’s responsible for marketplace products including any purchase, sale, or monetization of a domain name. During his nine-year tenure at GoDaddy Joe has served in a variety of directorial and supervisory roles. His passion is seeing his customers become successful in their business goals when using the aftermarket. He has been interested helping people with transactions on the Internet for more than 20 years. Joe received his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Masters in Divinity from Gordon Conwell in Massachusetts.