Go Daddy whois bug with New gTLD domain name pre-registrations

I noticed a strange bug today with Go Daddy pre-registrations for new gTLD domain names. It seems that all pre-registrations default to a whois record for a registrant called “Fast Fix (Services) Ltd”. I had a couple of pre-registrations today and when I checked whois att 16.00 GMT I saw that this company from Manchester UK owned the domains at Go Daddy. The admin email address is “contact at fastfixservices .co.uk”.

I was worried a bit at first and checked to see what kind of company this was and it was a plumbing company. I also know that if there was another pre-registration for the same domain name then these are sent to auction. So at that point I thought that it had something to do with the auctions.

I then noticed that all Go Daddy pre-registrations had the same whois details so it had to be some kind of glitch.

About 10-15 minutes later I received an email from Go Daddy saying that I had won the 2 domains and the domains could already be managed from my control panel so all was OK.

So if you have a pre-registration with Go Daddy and see that someone else owns your domain don’t worry. Whois will be fixed soon.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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