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GoDaddy Auctions is pulling back some expired domains that were at Endurance

Domains from partner registrar were mistakenly sent to GoDaddy for auctioning. Over the weekend, a Domain Name Wire reader noticed that expired domain names from some domain name registrars had been pulled from GoDaddy Auctions. This included domain names that already had bids. When I looked the domains up, it seemed that some of them […]

Read more,, and more – some pretty solid domains are expiring right now

Normally there is one name that really catches my eye when I’m looking at expired domains. You know that feeling where you see a name and wonder how the owner forgot to renew it. Today when I went to look on Go Daddy auctions I found a handful of really solid names that are dropping […]

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Expired domain name blows past $24,000…but why did it expire in the first place?

Well whoever owned is likely kicking themselves right now, or if they’re reading this article, they are emailing Go Daddy to pay their $10 renewal fee. The domain has already exceeded $24,000 and there are more than five days left in the auction. This is also a case where Estibot certainly seems to have […]

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Lies or ignorance? #GoDaddy rep claims expired #domains can’t be transferred out

A frustrated domain investor was told that expired domain names at GoDaddy aren’t officially his. This incredible statement came from a GoDaddy representative, when domainer Dan Sanchez asked to obtain the authorization codes for expired domains in his account. Unlike what the official domain transfer policy at GoDaddy states, Dan Sanchez was told that the […]

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Mining Available Domains via GoDaddy’s Watching List

Alvin Brown shares a way to find hand-reg domains to register. I shared 3 tips to Discover Expired Domains Available at Hand-Registration Fee at the end of last year.  As a follow up, I’m sharing another method to discover available domains using GoDaddy’ Watching feature. It’s not really a “new” feature as some of you may recall […]

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Is domain “snapping” a new term or did I just miss it somehow?

So this is a new one, for me at least. I came across an article one domain “snapping” which didn’t ring a bell so I had to dig deeper to understand what the article was about. Was there a new term that I somehow missed after all of these years? According to Lexology snapping is: […]

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Please, GoDaddy, don’t add watcher data to expired domains

Disclosing the number of watchers could change how people use GoDaddy Auctions. Alvin Brown recently discovered data that GoDaddy is sharing for its closeout expiring domain name auctions. It’s valuable data including the domain age, links to search results, etc. But one thing is troubling: Showing how many people are watching a domain name could […]

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3 Tips to Discover Expired Domains Available at Hand-Registration Fee

[Editor’s note: I’m pleased to have Alvin Brown join as a contributing author on DNW. Brown is a fellow Austinite, domain investor and digital marketer. He posts great tutorials at, and will be writing posts for DNW that will help domain investors.] Each day I spend my fair share of time reviewing a vast […]

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GoDaddy expiration policy fixes annoying clawbacks

Domain names can no longer be renewed or transferred after they are won at auction. One of the biggest gripes about GoDaddy expired domain name auctions is that registrants can still renew or transfer their domains after an auction closes. Domain investors spend time bidding on domains only to have the domain pulled out from […]

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From the “scandal” department : Is Pheenix warehousing domains?

Domain aftermarket and auction platform, Pheenix, received a barrage of unsavory comments over at NamePros. Coming fresh from the drop of several of its satellite registrars, Pheenix appears to have angered a customer, who claims they are “warehousing customers’ expired domains.” The Pheenix customer is livid over the fact that his winning bid did not […]

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