Domainer Doesn’t Yet Own The Domain e.Ninja That He Won At Go Daddy 3 Weeks Back

Go Daddy run a .Ninja, .Reviews and .Futbol New gTLD premium auction 3 weeks ago that sold 9 domains. The domains were sold by their registry which is Rightside.

A reader complained the other day that the domain e.ninja that he won for $1,580 has not yet been given to him. He paid the winning immediately to Go Daddy and now it is 3 weeks and he has not received it.

Here are the reader’s comment:

I must say I am getting kind of worried. I won the e.ninja domain name and the Rightside registry still has not contacted me. In my GoDaddy Panel it says “email seller for details” but I emailed them about a week ago and they still have not responded. Both my domain name and the other winners (example app.reviews) still show as “domain reserved in accordance with ICANN policy” on WHOIS lookups. I really wish Rightside would be better at communication. Do they not want to give the domains up…? […]

I called Rightside 2 days ago and they said they’d call me yesterday, but no call. :/

Since they’re a registry it’d be really nice if they could somehow just plop the domain in my CSCGlobal account so I could bypass sitting at GoDaddy for 60 days.

I checked whois today and 8 out of the 9 domains have been assigned to Go Daddy but not to the respective owners yet. E.ninja still displays this message:

“This name is reserved by the Registry in accordance with ICANN Policy.”

A comment from Rightside registry would be appreciated.

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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.

11 comments

  1. “Since they’re a registry it’d be really nice if they could somehow just plop the domain in my CSCGlobal account so I could bypass sitting at GoDaddy for 60 days.”

    “Since they’re a registry…” LOL It seems to me they are domainers, not registries. Poor chjild 😉 “since they are registries….” he says LOL

    • Is it hard to understand that I am essentially purchasing the domain name from the Rightside registry…? I see where you’re getting at, though. It looks like Rightside is giving them to GoDaddy who is then delegating them to their respective owners. I’ve never participated in a registry auction before, so this is a bit new to me.

  2. “I checked whois today and 8 out of the 9 domains have been assigned to Go Daddy but not to the respective owners yet. E.ninja still displays this message:

    “This name is reserved by the Registry in accordance with ICANN Policy.”

    That is what concerns me. Apparently they’re “working with Rightside” to get the domain released, but I don’t know why it is taking longer than the other domains. Could it have something to do with it being a 1-character domain name?

  3. It is the inconsistency of auction platforms that is impeding on the domain aftermarket prices……If auction platforms become reliable the prices of all domain extensions would surely increase. There remains lots of money on the sidelines because many experienced domainers will not even bid on domains due to the unreliability of a successful transfer.

  4. You have got to be kidding me. Now I’ve received a trademark notice for the letter e.

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