Expired Godaddy Domain Name Information

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posted by Jamie Zoch in February 3rd, 2010

Have you been watching a domain names expire date that is registered with the domain name registrar Godaddy.com and hoping it will expire? Maybe you wonder what happens to a domain name when it expires at Godaddy.com? In this post I will provide all the details you need to know and understand about expired domain names registered with the domain name registrar Godaddy.com .

Godaddy has an in-house domain name auction service and all of it’s expired domain names end up there. The name used for this part of it’s site is call Godaddy Auctions.

Type Of Auctions

There is not only expired domain names at Godaddy Auctions. There is a mix of expired domain names and domain names listed by members. By clicking on a domain (at auction) you can clearly see what type of listing it is by looking at the Sale Type. If the sale type is Expired, then it is an expired domain name auction. Member listed domain names sale type will include Buy Now , Offer/Counter Offer or Offer/Counter Offer with Buy Now.

Expire Timeline

If you happen to be watching a specific domain name using the whois system and the expire date is coming up, when may the domain name reach auction? The first thing you need to understand is that many people wait until the last minute to renew. The expire date is a little deceiving as well.

If the expire date is reached:

  • 25 days after the expire date is when the auction would start
  • Auction length is 10 days
  • You receive the domain 5-7 days after that

Keep in mind that the previous owner has all those days to still use redemption to renew the domain name. If you win the auction, pay for the domain name and the old owner uses the redemption option, you get a refund from Godaddy and the old owner keeps the domain name! This does happen but not very much when the auction runs it’s full process. The domain name is more likely to get renewed during the 10 day auction if at all.

If no bids are placed during the auction, Godaddy then runs a Fire Sale on the domain name. The first day of the fire sale, the domain is priced at $9 buy it now. The second day if not purchased is $8 and all the way down to $5 on the 5th day of fire sale. Each domain purchased is the price of the auction + domain name renewal fees (normal renewal fees).

Redemption time frame and fees

If you happen to be the owner of an expired domain name, the following are the fees and time frame of those fees to use the redemption

Days Late 1 – 25 is $0
Days Late 26 – 32 is $20
Days Late 33(plus) is $80

You will also have to add on the domain renewal fee. The prices stated above are only the redemption fees.

Auto Renew Period

So you were watching a specific domain name and it reached the expire date but when you checked the domain name whois again, it “looks like” the domain name was renewed for another year? This is likely Auto Renew Period. A domain name registrar that auctions expired domain name will automatically extend renewal for one year, so they can auction off the domain name. Although the auto renew function is used, the auto renew can be removed by the domain name registrar and the domain name can continue the expiring process if no bids are place on the domain name.

If no bids were placed during the auction and the old owner did not renew, on the 71st day after the expire date, the domain name status would turn to PendingDelete. The PendingDelete status lasts for 5 days. On the 76th day the domain name will be removed from the registry and be available for public registration.

Small Tid Bits

Q.) What if somebody wins the auction and doesn’t pay?

A.) If you were the second highest bidder, Godaddy will ask if you would still like to purchase the domain and the bid price will be lowered to the point where you would of won the auction if the highest bidder didn’t bid it up.

Q.) Are the answers above for all TLD’s?

A.) No. They cover the most popular like .com, .net and .org. The auction process may differ a little depending on some specific TLD’s.

Q.) How do I tell if an expired domain name is in Auto Renew status?

A.) For Godaddy, if you visit the domain name directly in your address bar (direct navigation), on the top of the screen it will say the domain name expired on a specific date and is pending renewal or deletion like below

That is the best way to tell if the domain name is still expired or not as Auto Renew does not always show up in whois data. I have seen autorenew in .org whois records but not for .com or .net domains.

Q.) What time do Godaddy Auction end at?

A.) Godaddy auctions end at all different times of the day, even on weekends. Each auction will specifically show it’s ending time.

I hope this answers some or all of the questions you may have that are not always displayed very clearly. If I happened not to answer your question, please feel free to contact me or post a comment below and I will reply.

Getting Paid for Premium Listings | Go Daddy Help | Go Daddy Support

Trying to figure out how to add payee acct. info to all Premium Listings rather than just one at a time. Here’s what support said:

Thank you for contacting Online Support.
You would simply need to enable your Payee account, this account will be used for any payout for any of your Premium Listings. Unless you create Multiple Payee accounts then you would need to assign them as needed. If you have any further questions or concerns do not hesitate to reply to this email.

Which for me suggests I delete one of the Payees on my account.

If Your Premium Listing Sells on Go Daddy Auctions®

Payment differs depending on the selling price of the Premium Listing.

  • When a Premium Listing Sells for Less Than $1,000:
    • We deduct a 10 percent commission from the sale price of a domain name.
    • After the sale, we hold the funds for 20 days, beginning on the date the buyer paid for the domain name. This is called the Transaction Assurance period.
    • We release the funds on the 21st day. It might take up to five business days to submit the funds to the PayPal or Good As Gold account you entered when listing the domain name.
    • If more than 26 days has passed since you received notice of the buyer’s payment, you can contact disputes@tdnam.com to see if the buyer filed a dispute for non-receipt of the domain name.
  • When a Premium Listing Sells for $1,000 or More:
    • We deduct a 10 percent commission (includes escrow) from the sale price of the domain name.
    • We process Premium Listings through Escrow.com, an escrow service that deducts processing fees from your proceeds. The buyer submits funds to Escrow.com, which holds the funds in a non-interest bearing account, and then pays you by an Escrow.com check, ACH, or wire transfer.
    • Escrow.com verifies the funds and notifies you. You initiate moving the domain name. When the buyer receives the domain name, the buyer notifies Escrow.com, and then Escrow.com releases the funds to you.

If Your Premium Listing Sells on GoDaddy.com

We deduct a 30 percent commission from the sale price of your Premium Listing.

When your Premium Listing sells, we hold the funds for five days to prevent fraud. After the holding period, how quickly you receive funds depends on the payment method you selected in the Domain Manager:

  • Electronic (ACH) — Processed the same day and remitted within two business days, depending on your financial institution
  • PayPal® — Processed the same day and remitted within one business day
  • Good As Gold — Processed the same day and remitted within one business day
  • Check— Processed weekly and mailed to you within 9 business daysNOTE: If you do not select a payment method, we will send you a check by default. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, we will deduct a $25 processing fee from check payments.

For more information about receiving payment for Premium Listings, see Getting Paid for Premium Listings

To Add Payee Accounts to Your Premium Listings

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Launch. The Domain Manager displays.
  3. From Buy/Sell, select Premium Listings. Your Premium Listings display.
  4. In the Account column, click Add payee account for the listing you want to update. (If necessary, scroll your Web page to the right to view this column.) The Edit Premium Listing window displays.
  5. To use an existing payee account, select it from the Payee account list.
  6. To create a new payee account, click Manage payee accounts, and then do the following:
    1. On the Payee Accounts page, click Add Payee.
    2. Complete the required fields, and then click Save Changes. For more information, see Entering Payee Tax Information.
    3. Return to the Domain Manager, and then select the new Payee account.
  7. Read the legal agreements that display, and then select I have read and agree to the terms and conditions.
  8. Click OK. A confirmation message displays.
  9. Click OK.

via Getting Paid for Premium Listings | Go Daddy Help | Go Daddy Support.

Just completed my first sale via the Intenet Traffic platform | Acro.net – A Domain Investing Blog by Acroplex®

While I managed the sale myself, without the use of a broker, the platform’s messaging system and ability to track a variety of metrics greatly assisted in this sale.

The agreement was achieved on November 6th, but the buyer was extremely slow in completing their part of the deal; it took them two weeks to provide payment via Escrow.com.

Still, communication was maintained using the Internet Traffic web platform and I am definitely happy with the result. The $x,xxx sale was void of any commission, which would have been a hefty 15%-20% had I used Sedo.

via Just completed my first sale via the Intenet Traffic platform | Acro.net – A Domain Investing Blog by Acroplex®.

Rings.com, Roofs.com, Slogans.com Among Dozens of Others Available for Lease – The Rick Schwartz Domain Name and Traffic Blog RicksBlog.com

1. Must be a dot com.

2. Must clearly state & define the product or service being sold.

3. Must be easy to pronounce & therefore pass the radio test.

4. Must not be longer than necessary, the shorter the better.

5. Must be about a product or service that is in demand & being searched for.

6. Must be easy to remember, in fact it must be a no brainer to remember.

7. Must be a domain a business could be built on.

I will be leasing domains for the rest of my life. That is what I do. That is what I have done. That is why I have sold only 18 domains and of those 5 of them came with equity, royalties, stock and even ownership. There are only a few hundred domain investors that see things the way I do. THEY are my target audience and they know me and I know them. It’s about starting at the top of the pyramid. It’s about taking the best names and transforming them into the best earners by hooking up with ONE party.

via Rings.com, Roofs.com, Slogans.com Among Dozens of Others Available for Lease – The Rick Schwartz Domain Name and Traffic Blog RicksBlog.com………Home of the “Domain King”®.

I want the .com and I want it cheap | Acro.net – A Domain Investing Blog by Acroplex®

Some inquiries do deliver an amount of entertainment, such as the one that states “that’s all I can afford – $100“.

The dot com they inquired about is taken in every major TLD, including dashed versions and extended variations, which I found using ZFBot.com.

Frank Schilling’s DNS panel makes it a cinch to search for querying names, emails and even IP addresses; you can literally cross-compare any such inquiries as well.

via I want the .com and I want it cheap | Acro.net – A Domain Investing Blog by Acroplex®.

Woman Who Lost Lawsuit for Squatting on Man’s Personal Name Forced to Pay Plaintiff’s Legal Fees Too

A lot of people have had UDRPs filed against them or been sued for registering a domain based on a celebrity’s name. However, under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ACPA, a person doesn’t have to be a celebrity for you to get in trouble if you register their name as a domain, then try to sell it to them for a profit.

via Woman Who Lost Lawsuit for Squatting on Man’s Personal Name Forced to Pay Plaintiff’s Legal Fees Too.

GiftBasket.com domain sells for $350,000 – Domain Name Wire

Domain name broker FindYourDomain.com is reporting its second six figure domain name sale in less than a week.

Today the company announced the sale of GiftBasket.com for $350,000.

The domain forwards to WineGiftBaskets.com. The buyer is the owner of WineGiftBaskets.com, and the domain now forwards to the wine domain.

…Last week the company announced the sale of Feng.com for $250,000.

via GiftBasket.com domain sells for $350,000 – Domain Name Wire.

Why I removed my entire domain portfolio from Sedo | Acro.net

Sedo’s decision to enforce the use of SedoMLS partnership with GoDaddy, leading to an onslaught of lowball offers with zero communication with the buyer. Sedo refused to remove these domains from GoDaddy, citing that I’m bound to terms (that did not exist) when I signed up with Sedo, in 2004.

Sedo increased their sales fees to non-competitive levels, thus losing the advantage they held for years.

The PPC earnings reached record lows, another disadvantage against emerging services.

So currently, I’m using Frank Schilling’s Internet Traffic outfit, with great results as far as PPC earnings are concerned. The number of sales inquiries has also quadrupled; in the past, I wrote about how Sedo’s “for sale” link is not visible enough.

via Why I removed my entire domain portfolio from Sedo | Acro.net – A Domain Investing Blog by Acroplex®.

Shouldn’t Sales Commissions Be Coming Down ? – Hybrid Domainer

Did domainers need this partnership at the expense of a 20 % commission ?

I would say no as most domainers already have a Go Daddy account and can sell their for 10 %. The fact that there was no opt out to this program expansion has had some domainers pulling their names from Sedo.

I think sales commissions should be coming down in this business as there are more companies involved in selling aftermarket names. Competition should push prices lower.

via Shouldn’t Sales Commissions Be Coming Down ? – Hybrid Domainer.

Get Paid Faster With Go Daddy Premium Domain Listing Sales | Elliot’s Blog

According to an email from my Account Executive, there are now other payment options, which will help get sellers paid more quickly. In the email from Brad Larson, “we have sped up the payment process for the Premium Domain Listings sold on GoDaddy.com. It’s ok to stop and smile. Instead of waiting to receive a check, you can now select a different payment method in the Domain Manager and get paid much sooner.

”You can learn more about how to set this up on GoDaddy’s website. One interesting thing to note is that if you do not have a payee account created, Go Daddy will apparently start charging a $25 fee post-sale: “NOTE: If you sell Premium Listings that do not have payee accounts, we send you check payments by default. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, we will deduct a $25 processing fee from check payments.”

via Get Paid Faster With Go Daddy Premium Domain Listing Sales | Elliot’s Blog.

Zappy’s Proven Process to Extract Maximum Value from Domain Names – With Michael Zapolin

Michael “Zappy” Zapolin has a track record of notable online business successes. Among them are purchasing Beer.com for $80,000 and Diamond.com for $300,000 – and then later selling each for $7+ million.

In this master class-like interview, Zappy walks us through his methodology for building maximum value in premium, generic, category-killer domain names though his technique of “just enough” development and marketing.

via Zappy’s Proven Process to Extract Maximum Value from Domain Names – With Michael Zapolin.

Yolo.com Sold Recently for Over $29,000 This Month to Cupid PLC | Domain Shane

Now on to the price. It was a private sale but I can guarantee is was higher than $29K. I would imagine it would be in the low to mid six figures merely for the fact that Cupid has cash. The company is publicly traded and is currently valued at $247 million US. They’ve used their cash to buy several other dating sites for millions. What may have kept the price down is The Treadstone Group. We’ve all dealt with these type of companies where they send in the kid to act like they are going to use it for a blog. Never knowing that the real buyer is willing to go much much higher than you would ever imagine. Whatever the price, congrats to Eric Levitt on the the nice 10 month flip. Proving once again, it takes money to make money.

via Yolo.com Sold Recently for Over $29,000 This Month to Cupid PLC | Domain Shane.

Internet News from Howard Neu, the Internet Lawyer

Howard Neu, “the Internet Lawyer” and co-founder of the Premier Domain Conference, T.R.A.F.F.I.C., announces that he has teamed up with renowned Federal Litigation Attorney, Roger Teich on a new web site http://DomainLegalTeam.com.

“This is a one-stop site for all your legal needs, from UDRP and ACPA litigation to transfers, contracts, escrow agreements, leases, tax ramifications, joint ventures and partnership agreements, incorporations, corporate litigation and all other internet-related legal problems and concerns” said Neu.

via Internet News from Howard Neu, the Internet Lawyer.

Suckerfish, Mashitup, Bitch and Other Names Banned by Google Apps | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

When the folks at Bitch Magazine decided to take off into Google’s cloud, they were quickly brought down to Earth.
The culprit: an opaque Google censorship system that simply won’t let you register certain domains for its e-mail, web hosting, and groupware service.
Bitch Magazine — a feminist magazine that’s been publishing out of San Francisco and Portland for the past 17 years — wanted to dump its Thunderbird desktop e-mail software for Gmail. But when it tried to make the move, Google apparently found the company’s Bitchmagazine.org internet domain unacceptable.
“Our technology director went to register our domain name and found out basically that we wouldn’t be able to have e-mail addresses with that domain name,” says Kate Lesniak, Bitch Media’s development director.

via Suckerfish, Mashitup, Bitch and Other Names Banned by Google Apps | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com.

GoDaddy masks expired domain whois to prevent auction circumvention – Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy.com has started masking contact information in whois records of expired domains in an effort to prevent people from circumventing auctions and bothering domain owners.

The move, which the company announced today, is aimed at cutting down on email domain investors send to owners of expired domains. Domain investors see an expired domain auction for a domain they want and then contact the owner directly rather than competing in an auction.

This is a smart practice for domain investors as it often means they can get a domain for a lot less money than competing with dozens of other investors in an auction.

via GoDaddy masks expired domain whois to prevent auction circumvention – Domain Name Wire.

WordPress Vanity Email Plugin Provides New Path to Domain Name Revenue

Entrepreneurs can monetize a domain name in many ways: cash parking, affiliate links, ecommerce, advertising, even lead generation.

In this interview learn about an easy new way to generate revenue – by using a WordPress plugin to sell email addresses on a domain name.

via WordPress Vanity Email Plugin Provides New Path to Domain Name Revenue.

My Top 25 Posts From The Past Three Years | Domain Shane

Over the last three years I’ve written a lot. I look back at my work and some turned out to be great work, some good, the rest OK to bad. I thought I would put together a list of some of my better stuff for those that are newer to my site. Here are my favorites in no particular order

Who the Hell Am I and Why Should You Read (keep in mind written in 2010)

A Domain Translation Guide for Newbies

Some of the Best Domain Investing Quotes of All Time

The UnMotivated Seller: 10 Keys to Getting the Best Price for Your Domain

Adopt the Pace of Nature: The Secret is Her Patience

via My Top 25 Posts From The Past Three Years | Domain Shane.

PayPal Revises Terms: Any Dispute Gets Decided By PayPal & Funds Are NOT FDIC Insured | The Domains

This update to the User Agreement effective November 1, 2012 contains changes that affect how claims you and PayPal have against each other are resolved (see Disputes with PayPal below).”

“You will, with limited exception, be required to submit claims you have against PayPal to binding and final arbitration, unless you opt out of the Agreement to Arbitrate (Section 14.3) by December 1, 2012. “

“Unless you opt out: (1) you will only be permitted to pursue claims against PayPal on an individual basis, not as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative action or proceeding and (2) you will only be permitted to seek relief (including monetary, injunctive, and declaratory relief) on an individual basis.”

PayPal Balances not insured by the FDIC.

“In order to treat assets as qualifying investments under State money transmitter laws, PayPal must hold those assets directly as beneficial owner of the asset, and not as a custodian or agent. As a result, we are revising Section 5.1 (Balances) to clarify that, if you carry a Balance in your Account, the funds underlying those Balances will be held by PayPal, and this Balance is not insured by the FDIC.”

via PayPal Revises Terms: Any Dispute Gets Decided By PayPal & Funds Are NOT FDIC Insured | The Domains.

Earnings Stats from Parking: A Single IDN Earns Over $500/Daily Revenue

GM: I am a modest domain portfolio owner, counting less than 1,000 domains, and all IDNs – and I find that my parking revenue easily pays for my renewals. So I thought I would reach out to ParkingCrew, a parking company, to find out if it’s just me.

Nico Zeifang

GM: Thank you Nico for agreeing to share some statistics with us; for those that don’t know you, what position do you hold at ParkingCrew?

NZ: You’re more than welcome. Glad you took the time to interview me. I am one of the founders and currently serve as CEO of Team Internet, the company behind ParkingCrew.

via Earnings Stats from Parking: A Single IDN Earns Over $500/Daily Revenue.