.info Exclusive Go Daddy Auction – Update #1

Tomorrow it is 2 weeks after the auction ended at Go Daddy. Afilias ran an exclusive .info auction at Go Daddy for 106 domains that had been reserved since 2001. These .info sunrise domains had been pending reallocation since 2001 and this auction produced some great prices. (e.g. Cancer.info and Gambling.info sold for $16,005 each and Loans.info for $12,205.)

This auction ran from the 4th of December until the 14th. Since the 14th there has not been a lot of progress concerning the transfer of the domain names. I won 2 domains at this auction and I paid almost immediately. I got 2 emails about those 2 domains from Go Daddy on the 23th and on the 25th of December. The emails were from “auctions@godaddy.com” and the subject was “****.info – Action Required”. Be sure to check your spam folder if you won a .info at this auction and you still have not received an email. This email is informing the winning bidder that the funds are secured and that the domain can be transferred. It invited the winning bidder to purchase a transfer at Go Daddy and to email the seller (in this case Afilias) for the auth code. Here is the complete email message:

Domain Transfer & Change of Registrant Authorization

Dear ,

We have notified the Seller of the domain *.info, that the funds have been verified and they can allow a Transfer away. Please log in to your Go Daddy Auctions account and click the

“Purchase Transfer” button located in your “Won” section. Then click the “E-mail Seller” link to contact the seller and request the Authorization codes. Please follow the steps below.

To safely log in:

Click here to go to the “Won” tab in the Bidding List section of your Auctions account and log in if prompted.
Click the “Email Seller” link next to the domain.

I didn’t purchase the transfer at GoDaddy because I hope I can transfer the domains to my preferred registrar. I am not sure that will be possible though. I will post another update as the transfer process continues. I emailed the seller and asked for the authorization codes. I haven’t received any reply. It seems that this process is moving very slowly probably because of Afilias and Go Daddy and of course the holidays.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

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