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Expired Domains Go Private

Date Submitted: 11-13-2012 by gen_h

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We’re changing the way expired domain names’ contact information displays in the Whois database to fix an increasingly large issue that could affect you.

What’s the problem?
Domain investors often watch Go Daddy Auctions® for expired domain names of value. When they find domain names they want, they use the public Whois records to harass the current registrant into redeeming the domain name and selling it directly to the investor. Based on customer complaints, many investors participate in this practice, and some even hire outsourced teams.

The Solution:
We now hide the contact information for expiring domain names in the Whois database. Our system updates the registrant, administrative, and technical contact information so potential buyers can’t contact the domain registrant during expiration.

Here’s how private contact information displays in the Whois database:

Registrant Admin & Technical
c/o GoDaddy.com, LLC
14455 N. Hayden Road, Suite 219
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
United States
Go Daddy Redemption Services
Support@GoDaddy.com
14455 N. Hayden Road, Suite 219
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
United States
+1.480.505.8877

Things you should know:
– The private contact information for Domains By Proxy® already displays for a domain name during expiration, we won’t change it.
– If you want to transfer a domain name away from us during the auto-renew grace period, we will automatically revert the private contact information to the original registrant information when you request the authorization code.
– We can revert private Whois information to the original registrant information at any time.

3 Comments on "Expired Domains Go Private"

  • by ahmed_nour on January 13th, 2013

    you sent me a mail to update my server and i went and entered my visa number and the server didn’t came back … after 2 days you sent me a mail that the process didn’t complete and I should try again … i went to choose the sever that i want to upgrade but I can’t find it in my list, so what should i do to get my server back??!

  • by fresh_horizons on January 19th, 2013

    I have several expired domains when i try to renew them they say they are already registered how do i renew them

  • by guntars on February 15th, 2013

    I have expired domain , when i try to renew it they say they are already registered how do i renew them ?

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