UPDATED: Bill Hartzer.com Reports Front Running By Godaddy.com
In a story published a couple of days ago blogger BillHartzer.com citing another report, says Godaddy.com maybe front running domain registrations.
“Godaddy, the domain name registrar, has apparently been caught registering domain names after someone has looked up the availability of a domain name. ”
“This guy claims that he looked up a domain name to see if that domain name was available. The domain name was available, but apparently he did not register the domain name that day. He came back a few days later to find that the domain name had been registered by, low and behold: Godaddy themselves.”
Godaddy.com ‘s Go Daddy Vice President of Product Development Domains, Rich Merdinger issued a statement in response to this allegation saying:
“Go Daddy does not and never has participated in domain name “front-running” – the act of registering domain names after a registration search is done.”