Purchases at Godaddy.com Closeout can still be taken back

Started by Koza Dereza, Jun 22, 2022, 10:38 AM

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I acquired several domains from Godaddy Closeout yesterday and received confirmation of purchase via email. Today, while reviewing my order history, I discovered that two refunds had been issued without any notification or explanation.

I contacted their support team and was informed that the domains were listed by enom and the registrants chose to renew them, despite the domains being in Closeout. Therefore, it is important to note that your purchase, even with a receipt, may not be guaranteed.


as well as any other non-GoDaddy registered names from Enom, have the potential to be reclaimed. Although GoDaddy altered their policies, many praised the changes; however, upon discussing with them, I came to realize that they are unable to control another registrar's Terms of Service.


It is possible for domains purchased by GoDaddy in closeout to be reclaimed. I have personally experienced this multiple times, including recently. My hypothesis is that they are unlocking the domain and obtaining the authorization code before they go up for auction.
Then, just before being transferred to the new registrant, they submit a transfer and take the domain back.


All the registered names usually can be taken back, it always used to be like that as i remember, even the service doesn't matter, tnhey are just transfering the domain to another user before it gets out of date


GoDaddy's reputation has declined in recent years, and they have become more cunning in their business practices. If you choose to use them as your registrar, be prepared for their focus on making money, with the expectation that you will switch to a different provider after two months. In other regards, they are not completely useless, but they can be detrimental.

Their support remains lackluster. When my ccTLD domain was not renewed, I inquired why, and they claimed that it had been extended. When I pointed out discrepancies in the WHOIS information, they provided a link to an unrelated WHOIS and insisted that the registry was responsible for an outdated database. I reported this nonsense to the registry but to no avail.

It is necessary to wait approximately seven days from the moment of winning an auction, as the previous owner may opt to extend the domain. It is also impossible to purchase a domain from them without renewing it for at least one year, in addition to the auction price.