Is A GoDaddy VP Bidding Against Customers In Domain Auctions?

from the very-questionable-if-true dept

Slashdot is running an interesting post, suggesting that GoDaddy's VP in charge of managing the domain auctions it runs on expired domains, has been caught participating in the auctions himself, often driving up the prices of those auctions for customers. That's one way to pump up those revenue numbers. If this is shown to be true, it seems incredibly questionable.
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Filed Under: auctions, conflict of interest, domains
Companies: godaddy


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    Luca, 30 Jun 2008 @ 9:03pm

    Wouldn't doubt it.

    I would not doubt it. As a former customer, I can say that the web site itself is indicative of sleazy company. Everything you click on takes you to a sales pitch. Links are very misleading. Administrative pages (for hosting customers who have already paid) are horrendous. It the digital equivalent of being followed around a store by a sales associate who tells you the day's specials every 30 seconds. GoDaddy makes money by getting big busted women to star in sleazy commercials for an overpriced product accompanied by poor service.

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