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Why Do You Bid So Early On Go Daddy Expired Domain Auctions?

August 20, 2014

There are a lot of reasons I can think of that one might want to bid on a Go Daddy expiring auction more than 7 to 10 days in advance of the end date, and absolutely none of them make sense.

Following is a poll to see if we can get to the bottom of this.

Why Do You Bid So Early On Go Daddy Auctions?

  • I'm just not that bright (41%, 7 Votes)
  • I have no intention of winning, I just want to say I 'roll with the big boys' in the domain auctions (24%, 4 Votes)
  • I don't understand there is a 'watch' feature (18%, 3 Votes)
  • I'm about to take a vacation and won't have internet access for 2 weeks (12%, 2 Votes)
  • My pesky step-sibling/2-year old/dog logged into my account (6%, 1 Votes)
  • I'm a shill bidder (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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I’m confident in saying that, conservatively, at least 4 out of 5 domains I like at Go Daddy expired auctions have a bid (and normally just one) when the auction is still 7 to ten days out from ending.

Now if its a very premium name like an LLL.com, or NNNN.com, then maybe I can understand. There is no way these domains will not be discovered on their own, and engender a pile-on from hungry bidders, so it makes little difference.

However, for a nice 2-word .com, or other good quality domains that aren’t always going to be on everyone’s radar, I don’t understand it.

This is a question that has bugged me for some time and I’m just trying to understand. If anyone can enlighten me, please leave your comment below.

The moral of this post is that you should only bid so early when it is one of my domains on auction.  Otherwise, there is just no good reason for it.

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