- Report: #684581
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Complaint Review: Go Daddy.com
Go Daddy.comInternet United States of America
Go Daddy.com Godaddy GoDaddy.com STEALS your domain ideas and FORCES YOU to buy them back! Internet
*Consumer Comment: Confused
*Consumer Suggestion: glad I found this report!
GoDaddy.com makes MOST of their money by literally STEALING the very websites that you intend to register...then they FORCE you to buy them back at super high prices....otherwise the web domain that you invented is kept in their "inventory" in hopes that sooner or later you will realize that they have screwed you royal, and you will just break down and buy it back...where they typically ask $1000 to $25000 for you to purchase the name that you invented! they are crooks! plain and simple!
Here is how they do it....you go to Godaddy.com with the idea to register a website domain....you have your domain name ready...you type it in to see if it is available...GoDaddy has it computerized so that if you seek to see if a domain is available, and you do not instantly register it, they actually REGISTER IT THEMSELVES for pennies as a registrar site....the next time you search it, they tell you that it is already 'taken", then offer to help you negotiate with the owner and "buy" it!! FOR EXORBITANT FEES, WHEN THEY ARE REALLY ONLY NEGOTIATING WITH THEMSELVES! THUS THEY STEAL YOUR WEB DOMAIN NAME. But They are happy to SELL it to you.......for a few thousand dollars!
Test them: search a domain name that you totally make up. It can be anything. Go back two or three times to see if it is available...within a few searches, their computer will identify you as a target, and GODADDY will steal it from you, register it in their name, and offer to help you negotiate with the owner (which is always GoDaddy.com!) try it! I dare you! it is computerized so they WILL steal any web domain name that they think you are interested in!
Then file your own complaint here!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/19/2011 10:53 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Go-Daddycom/internet/Go-Daddycom-Godaddy-GoDaddycom-STEALS-your-domain-ideas-and-FORCES-YOU-to-buy-them-back-684581. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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