Lost my mind with Godaddy today
markwww said 1 year, 1 month ago:
A week ago, I acquired a couple of “valuable” domain names that had a PR of 4. I did all the analyzes to make sure their PR was not fake and I strongly believe that their owners did not even know what PR means, to fake it.
As soon as I got them into my account, I set the nameservers to have them Parked at Godaddy. I recall seeing ns**.domaincontrol.com or something like that as a DNS.
Few days later, I put one of them on a 7 day auction, the auction ended well. The status of the auction has been stuck at “funds received, awating authorization”, That is fine.. Until today, I randomly decided to check the PR of the domains and I was shocked to see PR N/A!
I decided to visit the URL of my website and I was expecting seeing a parking page, but no, a blank page is all I saw for both domain names, which is weird.
I immediately called Godaddy.com to ask why there is a blank page when I parked both domains, the customer rep came up with an answer that did NOT make sense, she told me it’s because domain contacts have changed and ICANN needs to verify the new owner before they allow us to put a page with ads.
She also mentioned that both domains are locked and may not be transferred to another registrar. FINE, that is not my question, as I do not intend to move them to another registrar, but why there is a blank page? and why blame ICANN?
So what really happened?
Google probably crawled my domains, found nothing, PR was dropped to N/A.
I also searched info:domainname.com and info:www.domainname.com on google, both return no result, which is an indicator that they have been delisted by google.
Btw, before purchasing these domain names, I did the info:domainname.com check to make sure PR is valid, and back then google returned the result which was the domain name itself. Another thing is that all of their backlinks still exist, and there is/was NO redirect to fake their PR.
Now, the person who bought the first domain name probably thinks I am a scammer. And the people I advertised the second domain too probably think the same.