- Nov 4, 2020
I am no GoDaddy defender. I have had many issues with them.
With that being said, I don't really understand the logic here.
Is it surprising that a domain ends up with the largest registrar, by far? Not really.
They have around as many domains at the next 10 most popular registrars combined.
It is not like domains come with some title where you can verify ownership, outside what the WHOIS show.
In both cases these domains were at Epik. That is the common link here.
Epik already made it abundantly clear that this was their screwup.
What have they done to remedy it? Not much that I am aware of.
I wonder how many other Epik domains have been stolen...
Agreed but (you know there is always a but)...
Having so many domains under their management they should have a proper ticket service for disputed domain names. One cannot just bury their heads in the sand and let it slide for weeks and weeks. Dan is the domains true owner and by now godaddy should have taken some sort of action and engaged both parties. How hard is it to assign a ticket and ask the right questions to determine who the true owner is. Whois is logged, there will be receipts when domains were purchased etc. The trail is not hard to follow and a simple ticket system for disputes of ownership should be in place given how many domains they have under management. If they call it MANAGEMENT then they have to manage it from all sides. Ownership disputes are never fun but its rare not to have a clear picture who the true owner really is.