Interesting Times

GoDaddyHas GoDaddy entered the drop-catching business in Australia?

Or are they offering competitive back-orders on domain names?

The reason I ask is that they acquired a domain name today for one of their customers.

And this particular domain was contested and “lost” by Netfleet. First time I have seen that happen.

See screenshots below.

screenshot-ausregistry com au 2016-05-03 13-41-50

screenshot-www netfleet com au 2016-05-03 13-42-22

6 thoughts on “Interesting Times

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    May 3, 2016 at 2:24 pm
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    Looked up the ABN – I’ve seen the registrant pick up domains on Netfleet and Domain Shield  too.

    • Ned O'Meara
      May 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm
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      @Andrew – that’s my point. He’s a regular buyer – I was just amazed that GoDaddy picked the domain up (given Netfleet’s snap technology). Never seen that happen before.

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    May 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm
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    So it wasn’t caught by Drop or Domainshield either?

    • Ned O'Meara
      May 3, 2016 at 2:32 pm
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      @Alex – didn’t see a bid on Drop, though there could well have been a $1 bid. Not sure if there was a bid on DS.

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    May 3, 2016 at 7:54 pm
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    These domain extensions may not be monitored or backordered.

    I tried updating an existing .com backorder to a .com.au and no dice. Could it have been a hand reg due to a software glitch at Netfleet? Sometimes it happens, albeit probably not so close to the drop window.

    • Ned O'Meara
      May 4, 2016 at 6:53 am
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      I know it is a strange occurrence Richard, that’s why I wrote about it. 😉

      I looked everywhere on GoDaddy’s site to see if there was some magical new offering, but came up with zilch.

      Netfleet’s platform performed yesterday without any apparent glitches – 14 contested domains; they won 10; and lost 3 to Drop.com.au and the one to GoDaddy.

      I imagine there will now be a flurry of people trying to hand reg a good domain on GoDaddy come 1pm each day. LOL!

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