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Applies to Godaddy, Uniregistry, Afternic, Dan, GoDaddy Auctions etc.


Can you imagine paying 25% on a 100k sale and then taxes on top of that?

What is left for the domain owner?

Yikes :eek:
 
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I wonder which commission structure would apply if the offer comes in before Feb 1st but is only accepted after Feb 1st...

I might be in a situation where I could accept an offer via GD Auction before the end of the month (so I would have to pay the old 20% commission) but if I wait so many days and get passed Feb 1st then I might only pay a 15% commission.
 

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Good question and I think the answer would be:

Whichever scenario makes GD more money would almost certainly apply.
 

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Applies to Godaddy, Uniregistry, Afternic, Dan, GoDaddy Auctions etc.


Can you imagine paying 25% on a 100k sale and then taxes on top of that?

What is left for the domain owner?

Yikes :eek:
ROBBERY
 

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I know what you mean but it’s still rather clear (from my experience) that people are more inclined to buy directly via GD Auctions than even the other sites that explicitly say they’re a GD brand. The GD brand helps close sales that might not happen otherwise.
 

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I use Afternic and Dan. Though, I only moved to Dan.com not that long ago after many years with Voodoo.
I like Dan's system much better than Afternic.

I am not sure what I am going to do just yet.

I have a lot of average domains priced and listed at Afternic, but about the same amount unpriced.
These are normally better domains, or ones I was just too lazy to price. :)

The priced ones at Afternic will stay.

As far as Dan goes, I am not real exited about my domain capturing the lead, negotiating, and also paying a 15% fee.

The removal of the price tier on Afternic is really going to hurt on high dollar sales, though that probably effects limited people.

While I am not a big fan of the Dan.com fees going up, the 25% fee is especially galling to me.
It is just a direct shot at any fair competition which basically tries to limit customer options.

Brad
 

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I use Afternic and Dan. Though, I only moved to Dan.com not that long ago after many years with Voodoo.
I like Dan's system much better than Afternic.

I am not sure what I am going to do just yet.

I have a lot of average domains priced and listed at Afternic, but about the same amount unpriced.
These are normally better domains, or ones I was just too lazy to price. :)

The priced ones at Afternic will stay.

As far as Dan goes, I am not real exited about my domain capturing the lead, negotiating, and also paying a 15% fee.

The removal of the price tier on Afternic is really going to hurt on high dollar sales, though that probably effects limited people.

While I am not a big fan of the Dan.com fees going up, the 25% fee is especially galling to me.
It is just a direct shot at any fair competition which basically tries to limit customer options.

Brad
Hi Brad. Nice to see you. Agree hard to get excited about paying commission on your own leads! LOL
 

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Did you see this?


It seems like GoDaddy/Afternic is trying to do more than just gouge on the commissions.

"As a result, it sacrifices the value and integrity of the Afternic Partner Network if prices are lower on the For Sale Landers. You cannot actively market your domains at a lower price on your domain landers."

My reading of that is basically -

"Partners" can raise the prices on our domains, but we can't.
WTF.

If it is really about "pricing discrepancies" then stop partners from jacking up the prices.

Brad
 

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I knew all that was coming when the nameservers thing happened. All that remains is for them to set take it or leave it prices.

I think GoDaddy will have to eventually give the hold out domainers a platform. If they don't they lose the business pure and simple.

Ps. I recently opened a new efty account with all domains priced under 1k. They are the domains I am dropping if they don't sell. When I get back my son will get paid to move in about 1200 domains. Most are . Com so I might strike a few sales before expiry.
 

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I knew all that was coming when the nameservers thing happened. All that remains is for them to set take it or leave it prices.

I think GoDaddy will have to eventually give the hold out domainers a platform. If they don't they lose the business pure and simple.

Ps. I recently opened a new efty account with all domains priced under 1k. They are the domains I am dropping if they don't sell. When I get back my son will get paid to move in about 1200 domains. Most are . Com so I might strike a few sales before expiry.
All it is making me want to do is keep my low - mid tier priced stuff on Afternic, then move anything good to different landers and not list them on Afternic at all.

My entire portfolio is at GoDaddy. I have been a supporter since the beginning.
At this point though it feels like they are treating domain investors like idiots.

They want to charge a 25% penalty for not using their nameservers, now they also want to control the pricing on my landers...

Meanwhile, their partners can jack up the prices on our domains. It is absolutely ridiculous.

Brad
 

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All it is making me want to do is keep my low - mid tier priced stuff on Afternic, then move anything good to different landers and not list them on Afternic at all.

My entire portfolio is at GoDaddy. I have been a supporter since the beginning.
At this point though it feels like they are treating domain investors like idiots.

They want to charge a 25% penalty for not using their nameservers, now they also want to control the pricing on my landers...

Meanwhile, their partners can jack up the prices on our domains. It is absolutely ridiculous.

Brad

Not to mention they offer competing domains when a buyer actually lands in your listing.
 

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Not to mention they offer competing domains when a buyer actually lands in your listing.
Yes, as well as a search box. I have had a problem with that for years.

There should really not be any alternative options presented during the checkout process, especially when the traffic came to your domain.

Brad
 

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If you make an argument for a partner to be allowed to charge a higher price, you can't also argue against "price discrepancies".
Those points are kind of mutually exclusive. It makes no sense.

Brad
 
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And GoDaddy seems to be adding insult to injury by instituting a bizarre and incredibly irritating "Psssst... Need Help?" popup on the bottom-left corner that literally pops up every few minutes, even after shutting it down 20+ times.

The Devil must have designed this crap feature for them.