Like the title says… Don’t trust GoDaddy!
As many know, I have been increasing
interested in addicted to purchasing pre-owned domains.
Yesterday, I decided to give GoDaddy Auctions a try.
I paid their $4.99/year fee, and found a $10 domain to bid on.
Before I made the bid, I looked up the Whois for the domain.
Note the expiration date is 02/04/2010.
I won the auction (only bidder).
At checkout, an extra $10.89 was required to renew the expired domain. That’s right… expired!
Nowhere was I notified that the domain had expired.
Buying an expired domain means (1) you have to pay to renew it, and (2) the original owner can take it back up to 42 days after it expired.
I called their support, who basically told me Too Bad.
And I have just contacted email support.
However, I do not expect a much better response.
Email support was actually worse.
I am transferring all my domains at GoDaddy to somewhere else.
And won’t give GoDaddy, or should I say NoDaddy, another cent.
This lesson cost me $25.88, but I’m giving it to you for free.