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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    Joseph Wills, 30 Jun 2008 @ 2:05pm

    Re: Go Daddy

    Yep, that's what I thought was going on, too. Now, I'll try to ping a domain first, trying, then If no response from those, then I go to and do a WHOIS search. Don't go to a registrar to search, unless you really want to pay more for your domain.

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