So I bought a domain at Godaddy for five figures the other day and the purchase was everything you want and everything you hate in an experience. I’ll explain.
I will tell you the domain once it hits my account but I’m sure someone will figure it out but let me have the glory and announce it when it gets there. Heck it may make it to my account in between when I write this and when it posts. So I win the auction and want to pay for it. It says “to pay for this call this number” I am not a caller. I don’t have blocks of time to wait because I work in a retail environment. The second I start a call there are customers or employees watching my every move trying to get me to answer a question or guide them. So I email the best customer service rep in any business Mike Fear. He’s my account rep and by far the best I’ve ever experienced. 24 hour service and always makes things right. He isn’t even in the auction department but he said he would still handle it and guide me.
So Mike gets back and says to follow the path I would normally use to pay for a domain auction with the only difference is the only fee at this time would be the renewal and at that point it would move to Escrow.com and I could follow that procedure like I normally would an Escrow.com transaction. Same problem. No “Pay for this domain” button to take me to a cart. It says call. I show him screenshot and he calls auctions. They bypass the button and throw it straight into my cart. This is the part I love and I hate. I love that Mike got it done. I didn’t have to wait around, merely an email and he took care of it. But what about the people that don’t have Mikes? I felt like I could have spent hours trying to get it done. Maybe I would have called and it would have taken 2 minutes to do what I did via email. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt but I still think a pay for this domain button would have been easier.
So it goes to Escrow.com and its easy like it always is for me. My bank is a local bank. A big bank but its not online wire transfers. I could but like my domains where I need a pin and a call to verify, I do the same with wire’s out of my account. I need to pin and they need to see my face. Except the lobby is closed. We we do it via email and I go through the drivethru and do the pin and camera with my smile authorization. A little more work but not much more. All goes through and its time to transfer.
Seller sends me an auth code to transfer once Escrow.com has my money. I put it in and Godaddy says “Can’t transfer because the name is already at Godaddy” I email seller and say to push. He says it not at Godaddy and sends me screenshot of where its at. I send him screenshot of Godaddy’s reply and we laugh. At this point typical Godaddy. MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!! I yell. So I send out another emails showing Mr. Fear what’s going on. He said what he always says. He’s not sure what is going on but he’ll take care of it. I got an email yesterday afternoon saying they now have the domain pending transfer and it could take 5-7 days when we all now if it were handled swiftly by all parties it can be done in hours. Add to the fact I don’t see it in pending transfer and that’s where I stand at this point. The “it’ll be there eventually” stage.
This is what I love and hate about Godaddy. Godaddy gave me the chance to buy an awesome name at auction. Godaddy is the lifeblood of my purchases and sales. Mike Fear is incredible. He makes life so easy and you feel comfortable that everything will get taken care of. But then there is the backend. It makes everything so much more difficult. It doesn’t make it so bad that it makes the above not worth it. But it’s like buying a car that you love and its at the local dealer. You get a great deal, its exactly what you’re looking for and the salesperson was fantastic. But then the dealer decides for no reason to get it washed 400 miles away and loses the keys while there. It’s all going to work out but its a pain in the ass. But not enough to move over to another registrar. They have their own problems coming
Domain of the Day: 3709.com Everyone should own one NNNN.com as part of their portfolio IMO. But then again I don’t anymore but I still stand by the statement
Quote of The Day: “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression” – Mike Jebbett
Park.io Names at Auction or Dropping
Resell.gg Great name to use to build a resale loot shop for gaming
Drone.as I know zero about dot as but I know drones are growing in popularity and ability every year
Detach.io I don’t know what it will be used for but a one word action name always sells in auction
Gubo.io The CVCVs aren’t making it to auction so either they are getting one bid or nobody is bidding. I still like the rhyming ones
Learn.ly Fits the model of what names that have done well at auction
Namejet and Sedo & More Domains at Action
Fake.News Donald Trumps favorite domain ever. HUGE domain
QTY.com “quantity” No reserve and sits at $10K
SnacksStore.com 15 years old. Met reserve. Sell them delicious quick treats.
BundesligaFanatic.com Gets great traffic. Already has 4 bids
WebDexign.com 15 years old. I will say the x makes it visually nice looking
Q80.com Expiring auction. Going to do very very well
SocialLadder.com A perfect name for a company or app that wants to help your grow your Instagram or social media account
RXConsulting.com Medical consulting all the way
GrowthMarket.com 19 years old. Taken in 14 extensions. Nobody is looking to get into a falling like a rock market
AllVoices.com Some history and backlinks. Taken in 27 other extensions
BGNI.com Reserve is under $500 which should be low enough to get it sold
Online.University Pretty much every university has become exactly this
My.Domains I don’t own any dot domains but this is one of the few I would like to own
Godaddy Domains With Bids
Acher.com Mens name that is registered in 33 extensions. In this one for 20 years.
Cultiv8.com In our industry there are a lot of events and organization that use this an abbreviation.
GlobalSupplyChain.com Not sure how you monetize it but plenty to talk about it considering its trillions of dollars
HouseOfHealing.com Go be Better
DirectDrones.com Buy right from the source. Drones right off the farm
IdeaTransfer.com Patent transfer or auction house
MaineCoonCat.com A lot of people have these ginormous cats. A steal under $500 IMO
Unassembled.com Pretty much generic for Ikea
SafePassword.com A solid name for a password manager app or program. Not getting much love and taken in only 7 other extensions
Cadry.com 5L taken in 20 other extensions
MarijuanaSummit.com If conferences come back this is a must attend. It will be in Denver
Mixalot.com Should go to Sir
VGeneration.com It may take a few hundred years but eventually there will be a V generation
BetPress.com Long anything gambling right now
FearlessLife.com Adventure and travel name in my eyes
PricePrediction.com Sounds like a useful tool
Godaddy Names With One or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names with Bids
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