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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    Brandon, 1 Jul 2008 @ 8:48am

    I've had 2 domain names in the past, both of which I let expire and both I just checked and they have squatters. One, www.movie-critic.com is actually listed for sale for $299! If I'd have known back in the late 90s when I bought it for about $40 that I could have gotten $300 for it today, I would have kept it! Although considering I haven't had that domain in probably 8 years and it's still for sale... that might tell you something.

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