Afternic started sending minimum offer amounts, for domain listings, to Go Daddy. But Sedo has been doing this for 3 months now and it hasn’t helped anyone. Many domainers have removed their portfolios from Sedo. This feature is supposed to stop unqualified (read lowball) offers coming from Go Daddy. Sure there are a lot of $60 lowball offers coming from Go Daddy. But the main problem remains and I will not stop saying until someone at Go Daddy (and Sedo and Afternic that support this) understands it. Not everything is about auctions.
Go Daddy, STOP making all domain names for sale appear as they are in a continuous 80 day auction.
At least, as I have said before, at Afternic you can opt out of sending your portfolio to Go Daddy. This is what I did immediately. At Sedo there is no such option and all you can do is delete your domains from Sedo completely. Their loss.
By the way the Go Daddy bug with domain name listings was fixed but the 80 day auctions are still there.
Here is the complete announcement:
Afternic Listings on GoDaddy Update
We wanted to let you know of a recent change with one of our largest reseller partners, GoDaddy. Recently, GoDaddy began accepting offers on unpriced domains listed on Afternic. As you may know, this resulted in a large volume of unqualified buyers, with unrealistic expectations on sale price.
We are excited to announce that GoDaddy will now be displaying on their site the minimum offer amount on your domains as you have them set on Afternic. This represents a tremendous benefit to you, as you now have the opportunity to receive more qualified offers than in the past.
In order to benefit from this, we are requesting that you update your minimum offers on your domains listed on Afternic to reflect your true expectations on sales price for your unpriced domains. Setting an appropriate minimum offer (versus the default $250) will lead to more qualified inquiries, and potentially increase your sales velocity!
Log into your account today to make this update.